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India International Trade Fair or IITF is one of the biggest trade fairs in India that is organised by the India Trade Promotion Organization. It is an annual fair that starts from November 14 at Pragati Maidan in Delhi and runs for 14 days. This is a huge fair which is famous worldwide.

The Trade Fair is attended by manufacturers, traders, exporters as well as importers, and it provides great opportunities for interaction among B2B, B2C, and C2C. Every year, the fair witnesses a huge number of national and international tourists.

The International Trade Fair exhibits several products, including coir products, jute, textiles, household appliances, beverages, electronic items, automobiles, and many more. The annual event is one of the most-awaited trade fairs in India where people can be seen enjoying as well as exploring things.

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History of Indian International Trade Fair

Indian International Trade Fair was first organized on November 14, 1980, at Pragati Maidan, Delhi. It is organised by the India Trade Promotion aka ITPO and is an important platform for manufacturers, traders, exporters, and importers.

At the IITF, the government of each state represents the heritage and significance of its region. For example, if you go to one particular counter like Manipur, you will see everything that is from there - Manipuri Cuisine, Manipuri Clothes, Manipuri Footwears, etc.

Also, you will see different stalls of foreign delegates with their specialities. Every year, the event is also given a theme. 

Major Attractions of International Trade Fair 2020

1. Myriads of Stalls. One can find these stalls of different states of India representing their heritage. Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana are some of the prominent pavilions where the crowd can mostly be seen. 

2. Latest innovations. The International Trade Fair majorly serves new ideas to people wherein every industry from jewellery to automobiles to furniture to household products take part to show their innovations. One can also get the opportunity to see crafty innovative outcomes from various startups as well as well-established companies. One can find the latest designs in jewellery, leatherwares, attires, and organic goods.

3. The Food Fiesta. Apart from several stalls of goods and services, one can enjoy different cuisines while exploring the International Trade Fair. Right from Indian to Chinese to Italian, one would love to taste the lip-smacking food items that are here in ample amounts. 

4. Facilities. IITF is well equipped with advanced facilities, taking care of everyone’s needs. The place is wheel-chair friendly for specially-abled people. If you are looking for specific information about anything or any particular state’s stall, there is a proper arrangement at Information Booth where you can get all the information you want.

How to Reach 

To reach Delhi, you will need to cover a total distance of about 1,411, 1,495, 2,156 km from Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively. Check out the following details on how you can easily visit Delhi by the following means of public transport without any hassle. 

By Air. The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport located 20 km away from Pragati Maidan and is well-connected to major cities in India. There are regular domestic and international flight services provided by renowned airline companies such as Air India, IndiGo, Air China, Air Astana, Air Canada, Emirates, and many others. After deboarding at the airport, it will take you around 30-45 minutes (depending upon the traffic and weather conditions) to reach the destination. Once you land at the airport, you can easily book a taxi to reach here.

  • From Chandigarh - Board IndiGo, Air India, Vistara Airlines from Chandigarh Airport. The airfares start from INR 2,000-3,000
  • From Dehradun - Board IndiGo, Air India flights from Dehradun Airport. The airfares start from INR 2,000-3,000
  • From Pune - Board Vistara, Spicejet Airlines from Pune Airport. The airfares start from INR 3,000-4,000

By Train. New Delhi Railway Station (4.7 km) and Anand Vihar Railway Station (13.4 km) are the nearest railway stations to reach Pragati Maidan. Once you deboard at the station, you can take a bus, taxi, cab or auto to reach the destination. 

  • From Amritsar - Board PA SCHIM EXP SPL from Amritsar Junction and deboard at New Delhi Station
  • From Kanpur - Board HWH NDLS AC SPL from Kanpur Junction and deboard at New Delhi Station

By Road. Delhi is easily accessible from all parts of the country via road networks that are well-maintained and easily motorable. To reach here, you can either decide to go with buses, taxis or if you want and as per your convenience, you can also consider travelling by your own vehicle. 

  • From Agra - 210 km via Taj Expressway
  • From Lucknow - 530 km via Agra-Lucknow Expressway
  • From Jaipur - 260 km via NH48

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here


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    14 November 2020 - 27 November 2020

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    Pragati Maidan

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