Pragati bags ‘best theme based resort’ Conferred by Telangana tourism Dept.

Hyderabad, 27th September, 2015:  In a glittering ceremony held at Taramati Baradari, Telangana Tourism Department gave away the Tourism awards on Sunday to coincide with the World Tourism Day. Pragati Resorts received ‘the Best Theme based Resort’ award for the year 2015 from K. Taraka Rama  Rao, Minister for IT and Panchayat Raj.  Addressing the august gathering KTR congratulated the award recipients and spoke about the wide potential of tourism to boost the economy of the state.  KTR said that the economies of countries like Malaysia, Singapore and Srilanka are dependent on tourism sector to a large extent while the tremendous potential of tourism in India with its multi cultural and linguistic diversity remained untapped.  A young state like Telangana promises boundless opportunities where imagination is the limit. Government can act only as a catalyst but with the active participation of various stake holders in the public private partnership mode.

Talking about the recent initiatives taken by the Telangana Government he said that the government has increased the tourism budget to INR 600 crore for 2015-16.  In line with the state government’s focus on ecotourism and adventure tourism the central government is expected to grant 100 CR towards development of integrated eco-tourism circuit of Mahabubnagar.

Pragati Resorts sprawling over 85 acres of greenery, a nature’s paradise and a part of 2500 Pragati Biodiversity knowledge Park located in Poddutur and surrounding villages in Shankarpalli mandal of RR district in close proximity to the famous Chilkur Balaji Temple has secured this distinction for adopting the biodiversity theme.  Pragati received the best biodiversity project award from Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India conferred by NAREDCO in 2014.  Besides a series of tourism awards conferred by the State Government in the previous years Pragati has a real distinction for bagging the award for eco-friendly project for the years 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2012.

The award function was presided over by B. Venkatesham, Secretary – Tourism Department attended by K.V. Ramana Chary Advisor to Govt, P. Ramulu – Chairman, TS TDC, Christina, Managing Director TS TDC and other senior officials.  On the occasion a Coffee table book on ‘Ancient temples of Telangana’ and another on ‘Protected monuments of Telangana’ was released.  Also inaugurated a Mobile application on Tourism, Website of Department of Archaeology & Museum, Touch screen Kiosk, Short film on Archaeological and historical sites of Telangana.

Pragati Resorts and the knowledge park has been in the news in the recent past for having created a zero pollution environment free from mosquitoes, bad bacteria, viruses through the 780 varieties of sacred herbal heritage medicinal plantation that remove toxins and refresh an individual through aroma therapy.  The contribution of Pragati for conservation of Biodiversity has been acknowledged by the UN Biodiversity convention in the presence of 600 city mayors of the world during the COP-11 event held in October, 2012.  The 2.5 million plantation in the area with innovative techniques of gardening including Organic farming besides augmenting the water resources with water harvesting, drip irrigation, water sprinklers has reduced the temperature levels here by 6 – 7 degrees as compared to city levels. The Biodiversity inventory survey conducted in 2011 by WWF certified the existence of 181 species and 74 families in the area.

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Chief Minister KCR has been referring to Pragati as a role model for creation of mosquito free zone in his recent public addresses and directing the concerned officials to visit Pragati along with the representatives of welfare associations and other local bodies to acquaint themselves with the healthy practices of plantation so that the technology could be replicated across the state. Pragati has also signed an MOU with Govt. of A.P. recently for setting up a world class biodiversity knowledge and theme park in Visakhapatnam.

The sacred heritage medicinal plants, our Aushadies, since time immemorial have helped to strive towards a disease free society. Pragati Resorts and the knowledge park have been developed on the theme of biodiversity by upholding the principles of Indian Vedic culture by giving utmost emphasis to the balanced development of flora and fauna.

For further details contact: Jaideep Mukerjee Mob: 9849110962

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Pragati sign’s MOU with AP govt for Biodiversity Knowledge Park in Vizag at an investment of 300 crores

Vijayawada, 14th September, 2015: Pragati Group signed a land mark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Department of Tourism, Government of Andhra Pradesh for development of “World Class Biodiversity Knowledge and theme Park”  in Visakhapatnam District. Pragati’s proposed Biodiversity Park is coming up at Tangudubilli Village, Mutcherla Panchayath, Anandapuram Mandal in Visakhapatnam district with an investment outlay of Rs. 300 crores. The Government of A.P. is in the process of alienation of land for the Project.

The MOU signing marked the launch of A.P. Government’s ‘Tourism Mission and Tourism Policy 2015 – 20’ here on Monday at Hotel Taj Gateway by N Chandra Babu Naidu, chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. It is a part of the Department of Tourism, Govt. of A.P’s initiative for Tourism Development. As a part of the initiative the Government has planned several significant activities towards achieving fast paced growth in the Tourism sector.

Pragati’s proposed world class biodiversity Knowledge and theme park has its own unique features with about 32 thematic components which is first of its kind Bio-Diversity Tourism Project. Each of these components serve as a vehicle for bio-diversity, entertainment, tourist attraction and knowledge centres constructed around the principle theme of wilderness. A project of this stature and detail would cater to both national & international tourist interests. This project is expected to emerge as a land mark and enhance the Brand image of the state in general and Visakhapatnam District in particular.

Pragati group known for its world famous Pragati Biodiversity Knowledge Park near Hyderabad also houses the Pragati Resorts. Pragati’s initiative for conservation of biodiversity and promotion of horticulture, Ayurveda, Naturopathy besides reviving the rich tradition of Indian Culture by promoting festival, agriculture, herbal, health, food, bio and eco tourism, all under one roof has been acknowledged by the global community.


Government and private bodies have acknowledged the notable contribution of Pragati as a global university for learning and skill development in Herbal plantations, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, other than the above mentioned areas. With these myriad hues of life enlivening the horizon of Pragati, the group plans to replicate the model in the proposed thorough the proposed Biodiversity Park at Tangudubilli village in Visakhapatnam.


A.P is home to world famous Tirumala Shrine which brings in large revenue and enjoys the longest coastline in the country. The Tourism mission and tourism policy comprises several measures to tap its tourism potential for development of the state. On this occasion 813 crores worth of registration of new projects and 3845 crores worth MoUs between 30 companies and the government of AP for setting up of tourism projects were signed.

The Govt. of A.P. has initiated steps for promotion and implementation of these Biodiversity knowledge and tourism parks all over the state considering their importance and ecological conservation and propagating awareness on biodiversity among the public. These projects will not only contribute to protect the earth from natural calamities, Global warming and deadly viruses but also provides considerable lung space for the people of this region. The Project is expected to emerge as one of the world hot Tourist spots besides having potential to generate both direct and indirect employment. The surrounding villagers are eagerly looking for this kind of projects which will enhance the quality of life and will provide livelihood.

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PRAGATI on ETV2 “SRI NILAYAM” Programme at 6.30 on Sunday (13.09.2015)

‘Creation of mosquito free places with medicinal plantation.  PRAGTI’s role in building the disease free society’ – Please watch “Sri Nilayam” programme being telecast on Sunday (13.09.2015) at 6.30 PM in ETV2 Andhra Pradesh and ETV2 Telangana.

The Programme comprehensively dwells into Pragati’s green living concept, the answer to Healthy, Wealthy and Happy life in the Biodiverse and eco friendly environment.  The Programme focuses on the success story of Pragati of how a no go area (earlier a lime stone quarry) has been turned into a lush green stretch with 2.5 million plantation.  Pragati upholding the motto of Indian Vedic Culture has been successful in creating mosquito free, zero pollution area, free from Bad bacteria and viruses with innovative plantation of 780 varieties of sacred herbal heritage medicinal plants. _GLO5024 _GLO5345 76 DSC_4273 DSC06042

World’s Environment Day & Telangana State Formation day Celebrations

World’s  Environment Day & Telangana State Formation day Celebrations

at Pragati Resorts.

On Friday 5th June 2015, 10:30 a.m to 1 p.m

Attractions: Spectacular ‪‎Kuchipudi Dance Performance from Srutha Keerthi & Troop, Mimicry and Ventriloquism by GVN Raju (World Record Holder in Marathon Ventriloquism)

Followed by Traditional Telangana Thali.

Special Concessional Packages applicable. Please call 040-41412222.

World's  Environment Day & Telangana State Formation day Celebrations

‘Pragati’ Model To be replicated all over Telangana as a PART OF ‘Telanaganku Haritha Haram’

Hyderabad, 12th April,2015: On the direction of  Chief Minister of Telangana K. Chandrashekar Rao, GHMC Officials led by Rammohan Rao, Deputy Director – GHMC along with 30 residents of Mamatha Nagar Colony and Venkataramana Colony visited Pragati Resort, part of Pragati Bio-diversity Knowledge Park near Chilkur Balaji temple on Saturday to have the first hand knowledge on development of herbal heritage plantation within the city limits. GHMC Circle Manager Bhaskar, Mahendar and Shoukath Hussain and Srinivas Reddy the President of Venkataramana colony and Mamathanagar colony were present on the occasion.

The chief minister during his recent public address at Nagole on 15th March, 2015, expressed his dissatisfaction over the unclean surroundings and accumulated garbage in Mamatha Nagar Colony and Venakataramana Colony and directed the concerned GHMC Officials to arrange a visit of the colonies to Pragati Biodiversity Knowledge Park so as to bring in the required awareness among the residents of those and other colonies to replicate the Pragati model of herbal heritage plantation. In his address he lauded Pragati as an ideal Biodiversity Park created by DR.GBK Rao, Chairman & Managing Director, Pragati Group. The park spread across 2500 acres with 27 lacs herbal heritage plantation is zero pollution, mosquito free, bad bacteria free and virus free zone with the temperature levels 5 to 6 degrees lesser than city levels. He appealed to the public to follow Pragati model and try to improve the surroundings of colonies by enhancing green cover.

These officials and residents keenly observed and noted their observation on 750 rare varieties of sacred, herbal, medicinal, aromatic plants as explained to them by Dr. S.V. Rama Rao, expert Pragati Group on herbal green technology. These herbal heritage green plants have the capacity to absorb toxic emissions and make the surroundings pollution free. Pragati has reciprocated to CM’s call by launching it’s herbal urban forestry drive in association with representatives of various resident welfare associations following CM’s public address at Nagole.

Dr. G.B.K. Rao, CMD, Pragati Resorts explained the importance of various medicinal, herbal and aromatic plants and their usages for our wellness. He apprised the visitors of the imperative need for development of greenery and plantation for protection of earth from global warming, natural calamities and deadly viruses to lead towards a ‘Disease Free Society’ espousing our rich Vedic culture. He suggested adopting innovative ways of plantation such as Vertical Gardens, Hanging Gardens, and Square Foot Gardens to overcome the threats posed by concrete jungles and stressed on the dire need for promoting urban forestry.

GHMC Officials said that Govt. of Telangana is going on a big way for development of greenery under ‘Telanganaku Haritha Haram’ and Pragati as role model is to be replicated all over Telangana.

For further details:

Jydip Mukherji,

Pragati Group,


Karthika vanabojanam in Navagrahavanam

It is widely believe that Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi prefer to reside under Amla trees in Karthika masam.It’s our ritual in “Karthika” Having Food and lightening lamp down the amla tree and chanting Vishnu Sahasranamam will be blessed with Lord Vishnu and good health. Certain plants like Tulsi, amla, bilva and durva plants are considered as divine and used in Pujas.

Due to congestion in cities, Pragati Resorts offering you Karthika vanabojanam in Navagrahavanam/Nakshatra vanam on this Karthika mansam.

Kartika Vanabhojanam

Teacher’s day

India has been celebrating Teacher’s Day on 5th September, since 1962. The day commemorates the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan, a philosopher and a teacher par excellence, and his contribution towards Indian education system.
On this day,we offer 1+1 on dayouting at Pragatiresorts.

Lets treat our teachers for making our life much more knowledgeable and fulfilled, as serving as our beacons of light.
For Bookings call: 9948437707 / 9848097255
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Teachers Day

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan celebrates the eternal love between a brother and a sister. IT IS A PERFECT DAY FOR YOU TO EXPRESS HOW MUCH YOU LOVE AND CARE!

Celebrate the festival with special “Rakshan bandhan” package at Pragati Resorts ON 10th Aug,2014.
Special buffet menu-Nature walk-Unlimited access to swimming pool,Rain dance,indoor and outdoor games….much more…

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