India Habitat Center on Lodhi road in Delhi is a brilliant place which hosts some of the great art shows, photography exhibitions, Art/Literary festivals and lot of interesting events around Art/Culture. I have regularly visiting IHC for last 10 years and it's always refreshing to roam around the campus, see some art shows & have food at 'Eatopia' or 'The all American Diner'. This post shares more about the place, things to do, how to reach and why it's one of the most interesting places in Delhi for Art lovers.
Above photograph shows a small part of India Habitat Centre. This is a beautiful piece of architecture. This building has some of the important offices of Delhi. Apart from the beautiful building, it has beautiful landscapes outside. IHC has good number of exhibition halls, auditoriums, open air amphitheater and lawns. Any time you go to IHC, you would find different art shows happening in the campus.
Whenever I am in South Delhi and have time, I prefer coming to IHC. Probability is high if it's lunch or dinner time :) . Eatopia is a reasonable place in IHC which offers great food and variety of desserts. There are different counters around seating area. One can get Indian Street food, North Indian delicacies, Thai food, Chinese, Continental and lot more.
Last weekend we visited Indian Habitat Center for Poetry Festival Kaafiya and Nishant was accompanying us. We had our lunch at Eatopia and he loved the desserts.
Artologue had arranged a brilliant event in the middle of IHC campus. They had spread 25 feet canvas on the floor and everyone was welcome to paint it. Artologue presented 'Art Walle लोग ' and it's on till 31st October. This is a brilliant initiative by a couple who are into Travelling, Art and Media.
We also participated in painting this huge canvas. Nishant started by painting flowers, added leaves and finally ensured that all of it is inside a fence. Some of the folks standing there liked the art created by Nishant. I was a little hesitant in trying out anything on this canvas, but Nishant inspired and all of us tried our hands. We could come up with reasonably good art :).
Lot of such events keep happening at India Habitat Centre. First Edition of Delhi Photo Festival was also hosted by India Habitat Centre and most of the space was used for exhibiting Photography work by Photographers from different parts of the globe.
After spending some time around this huge canvas, we headed towards Open Palm court to see exhibition by one of the friends.
It's recommended to check online if something interesting is happening at India Habitat Centre, but you can also go without checking and I am sure you would not be disappointed as an Art lover.
Additional tip - If you feel like having ginger tea after roaming around India Habitat Center, go to the back gate where an oldman sells awesome ginger tea.