Now with Diwali and Bhai Dooj over, if you have been feeling sad about no more celebration, fret not. The upcoming events in Delhi hold enough potential to continue the celebratory mood. The India International Trade Fair 2021 (IITF) starts in just about a week. Yes, we are excited.
Trade Fair Delhi 2021- all you need to know
The 40th IITF, 2021 is around the corner. Like every year, this event evokes a lot of excitement among our DelhiFunDos family. And that is not a surprise. Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan is a much-awaited event on the Delhi calendar. Not only Delhites but businesses from all across the country and even overseas look out for this event.
Trade Fair 2020 did not take place and many of us were heartbroken. We were somewhat apprehensive about Trade Fair this year too. When we saw that Diwali Mela in Delhi 2021 was allowed, we had hopes about Trade Fair Delhi as well. Now, that the fair has been announced, here is a ready reckoner for IITF 2021. We have tried to include general information like the nearest metro station to IITF 2021; IITF 2021 stall booking what all to look out for at Trade Fair 2021. Should you have any further questions, please leave a comment below.
Top reasons to visit IITF 2021
- Trade Fair Delhi is a celebration of all things Indian. Starting from small-scale units and cottage industries, cooperative weavers to agricultural tools and even military equipment, every item is on display here.
- Except for the foreign participation, all things that are available at the Trade Fair are manufactured in India. Hence, it is a moment of pride for us Indians and a glimpse into our capabilities.
- The Delhi winter is showing promise. These are ideal days to be out. Hence, a visit to the Trade Fair is like making the most of it.
- The state-wise stalls at the trade fair show the diversity of our country. But all these stalls come together to make the event vibrant and festive – like mini India in Delhi.
- Trade fair is a perfect place to try and buy food items from various states in one place. We love buying Uttarakhand’s Baal mithai, Kashmir’s Kahwa, and Kerala’s fruit Halwa from the trade fair.
- Trade fair is a great place to check out new innovative products. We have seen geysers that don’t use electricity to nifty time-saving vegetable choppers being displayed here. The fair gives visibility to such small initiatives and is a perfect B2B opportunity to connect and reach out to investors and buyers.
Dates for Trade Fair 2021
The IITF 2021 is being held from 14 to 27 November 2021. The period 14 – 18 November 2021 is reserved for business visitors while the period 19 – 27 November 2021 is open for general visitors.
Timings for IITF 2021
The timings for Trade Fair are 9.30 am to 7.30 pm. For the general public, entry is allowed between 10 am and 5.30 pm.
Venue for Trade Fair 2021
The IITF 2021 is being held at its regular venue, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
Trade Fair 2021 – how to reach
Pragati Maidan is centrally located in New Delhi and is well-connected through various modes of transport. You can easily drive to Pragati Maidan, take a radio taxi or an auto, or avail the metro.
Metro station for Trade Fair Pragati Maidan
If you are taking the metro to IITF, you will have to alight on Pragati Maidan station. Pragati Maidan Metro Station is on the Blue Line of Delhi Metro and is a few minutes from Rajiv Chowk Metro Station.
Parking for Trade Fair 2021
Authorized parking for Trade Fair is arranged at Bhairon Marg. This is some distance away from Pragati Maidan, the IITF venue. In fact, if you have done considerable shopping, you might need some additional transport to reach the parking zone.
Entry tickets for Trade Fair
Where to buy tickets for Trade Fair 2021? Tickets are available at select Metro Stations apart from Pragati Maidan Metro Station. Do note that Trade Fair tickets are not available at the venue. Also, advance booking of tickets has been discontinued so you will have to purchase tickets on the day of your visit.
Online tickets for IITF 2021
Tickets for Trade Fair are usually available on Bookmyshow.
The theme of Trade Fair 2021
The theme for Trade Fair 2021 is “Atmanirbhar Bharat“. Translated, this theme means “Self-reliant India”. The theme of the Trade Fair this year commemorates the 75th anniversary of India’s independence on 15th August 1947.
Participants at IITF 2021
Trade Fair, New Delhi has participation from various corners of India. Not only India, participants from many countries participate as well. 25 out of 28 states of India would set up stalls at the Trade Fair 2021. In addition, 26 government agencies would put forth their ware for visitors.
Partner state for Trade Fair 2021 – Bihar
Partner country for Trade Fair 2021 – Bangladesh
Focus countries for Trade Fair 2021 – Afghanistan and Iran
How to book a stall at Trade Fair 2021
The India International Trade Fair 2021 is organized by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO). The ITPO website carries all details about Trade Fair 2021 including how to book a stall and tariffs. Application forms can also be accessed from the ITPO website.
Things to buy at Trade Fair 2021
Starting from army gear to furniture glass to clothes, packaged as well as cooked food items, household gadgets, handicrafts, Trade Fair has it all and sometimes at amazing discounts. Given that Trade Fair takes place at the onset of winter, we saw a wide collection of winter wear like shawls, stoles, scarves, and jackets. Many visitors carry trolley carts and suitcases to bring home their booty and these pieces of luggage get filled very soon. The only items that we have not seen a lot at Trade Fair are books. And that is probably because the government organizes two standalone book fairs every year – Delhi Book Fair and New Delhi World Book Fair.
Closing notes on Trade Fair 2021
Trade Fair 2021 is being held with some caution in terms of crowd management. Apparently, a maximum number of 30,000 visitors would be allowed to visit the fair on a single day. The sale of tickets would be stopped once the number of visitors is reached. Hence, in case you choose to visit the Trade Fair, you should consider starting early.
Weekends are always a lot more crowded than weekdays. Thus, if possible, try to visit the Trade Fair on a weekday.
If you are visiting the Trade Fair, do not drop your guard. Wear masks at all times and carry sanitisers.