Pragati Maidan


There is a huge campus-cum-exhibition center in New Delhi. Pragati Maidan, which literally means ‘Grounds of Progress’. It is the largest exhibition center in Delhi. The venue hosts around 70 national and international exhibitions and conferences each year.

It was built to celebrate 25 years of India’s independence, technological advancement and indigenous talent, is a vibrant symbol of the concept of ‘Make in India’ and is undoubtedly an iconic structure.

The New Delhi World Book Fair is the second oldest book fair in India which is held here. This annual event, to be held at Pragati Maidan from 14 – 27 November, provides a common platform for manufacturers, traders, exporters and importers.

Pragati Maidan
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A wide range of products and services, such as automobiles, textiles, household appliances, kitchen appliances, cosmetics, toys, body care and health products are on display during this fair.

Basic Infromation About Pragati Maidan
LocationPragati Maidan, New Delhi
Nearest Metro StationParagati Maidan Metro Station
Open09:00AM-08:00PM (Whenever there is exhibition)
CloseIf there are no exhibitions, its generally closed
Entry FeeDepends upon the Exhibition being held


This complex was designed by the layout architect Raj Rewal. The exhibition hall was inaugurated on 3 November 1972 by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Both the Pragati Maidan and the fair were aimed at commemorating 25 years of India’s independence.

Pragati Maidan was demolished in April 2017 under the orders of the Progressive Promotion Organization of India, which demolished the prestigious Hall of Nation, which wanted to develop Pragati Maidan as a state.

Pragati Maidan Exhibition List

  • Indian International Trade Fair
  • World Book Fair
  • Delhi Book
  • Stationery Fair
  • Auto Expo
  • AAHAR- International Food
  • Hospitality Fair, International Food
  • Drink Expo
  • Delhi Jewelery
  • Gem Fair
Pragati Maidan
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Nearby Attractions

Best time to Visit

09:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m. whenever there is Exhibition. If there are no Exhibitions, its generally closed

How to Reach

Pragati Maidan metro station is located on blue line of Delhi metro and you can reach here easily from metro route. It is very close to ITO office as well as Supreme Court of India.