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Pragati Maidan


Pragati Maidan is a venue for large exhibitions in New Delhi. It is a huge complex of buildings, covering over 150 acres sprinkled with many lawns. It is a complex with contemporary design and is surrounded by greenery. Divided into several buildings and compounds, Pragati Maidan hosts plethora of national and international exhibitions. This complex houses five permanent exhibitions which include the Nehru Pavalion, Atomic Energy and Defense Pavilion. It has various building which are build in various shapes and sizes. It also has an auditorium where Rock shows and plays are held quite frequently. There is also an internal shuttle service for those who do not wish to walk. Pragati Maidan houses a movie theatre called Shakuntalam, quite popular among college kids for its comparatively cheap tickets. The complex houses 18 exhibition halls,several buildings, eateries, performance spaces and compounds, including headquarters of the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), and hosts over 70 national and international exhibitions annually, with the largest being theIndia International Trade Fair which attracts over 10,000 exhibitors and over 30,00,000


The overall layout and project was designed by architect Raj Rewal, who also designed some key buildings such as the Hall of Nations.It was inaugurated on 3 November 1972 by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, on the eve of the International Trade Fair called Asia 72.The venue and the event were meant to celebrate 25 years of India's Independence, Celebration of Independence Day on any place increases the value of that place.

Full Address

Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Delhi, India


Type of Place

  • Park

Prefered For

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Kids
  • Senior Citizen


  • IGI Airport
  • Nizamuddin railway station( 3km away )
  • Pragati Maidan

Important Information

  • Timing and Fare are as Follows : Business Visitors : 9.30 AM to 7.30 PM (14th November, to 18th November, 2015) Rs. 400/- per day during 14th November to 18th November, 2015). General Visitors : 9.30 AM to 7.30 PM (19th November, to 27th November, 2015) Rs.50 per adult and Rs.30 per child during week days from 19th November onward. During weekends and holidays the entry fee will be Rs.80 per adult and Rs.50 per child. Tickets can be purchased from Delhi Metro Stations. The Tickets are sold at Pragati Maidan is from 09.30 am to 4.00 pm only on working days and 09.30 am to 2.00 pm on weekends and Holidays.


  • All the events held in Pragati Maidan are the center of attraction for over 30,00,000 visitors . Major events are - India International Trade Fair, World Book Fair, The New Delhi Auto Expo.

Things to Buy

  • Very huge place for shopping and some adorable things like Handcrafted materials, Designer clothes, Artificial Jewellry, Bags, Carpet and Decorative materials.

Things to Eat

  • Chole kulche, Chole Bhature, Paranthas, Chaat, and street food were very good.

Things to enjoy

  • Each and every event in PRAGATI Maidan is world class & their is lots of way enjoying like event which are going on and each section have some uniqueness which like a festival Celebration.