Best of Everything and Everywhere – The annual India International Trade Fair is here!


What – Trade Fair – Participating nations showcase the best of their commercial products.
When – November 14-27th (Opens for general public on November 18th)
Where – Pragati Maidan
How To Get There – Pragati Maidan Metro, Blue Line

The mother of all shopping events – The India International Trade Fair is back to town! Called just the Trade Fair by the common folk, this extravagant affair is a must go to event for people of every age. The mega event is happening for the 37th consecutive time, this year and of course at the most amazing of venues – Pragati Maidan.
The event will be open for general public from the 18th November onwards. The much hyped affair lands right on the expectations every single year and this year it’s going to be no different. This year’s central theme is Start Up India : Stand Up India, the scheme launched by the central government to boost manufacturing of goods in the country and create more job opportunities. Expect to see sparkling garments and accessories, luscious fabrics, pristine artworks and sculptures, woodwork and furniture and our personal favourite stationery. All of these things in forms you probably haven’t seen them in. The biggest USP of the Trade Fair, the factor that has made it immensely successful and universally loved is that it brings unimaginable variety to the public from across the globe at a single event. With the wedding season in full swing, the Trade Fair is where you will find every little thing on your list and more. And there of course is Food. Savoury bites at every nook and corner making the walking worth every little bit.
If you do intend on going, here are few tips to help you navigate through the entire space –

  1. The Metro Station gate No. 10 Opens right inside the venue so make sure you get down from the right exit from the Metro Station.
  2. The timing for the event is 9:30 am to 7:30 pm. While evenings might suit the working people, prefer going in the afternoons on the weekdays.
  3. Carry as less as you can and preferably an empty bag for you to easily carry the things you buy there.
  4. Tickets will also be available at various Metro Stations and Ticket Counters at the Pragati Maidan Gates.
  5. While there are going to be eating joints in abundance, make sure you carry a water bottle with you.

The partner country for this year is Vietnam while the country in focus is slated to be Kyrgyzstan. The event however will be conducted in lesser space than the previous years due to the ongoing renovation and construction works. Despite this little glitch, the expected footfall is still a humongous 6-7 lakh.

So go ahead, experience the frenzy that is the India International Trade Fair.


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