Dilli Haat - A happening place in Capital City of India (Delhi) : Also popular for handicrafts of various Indian States !!!
Dilli Haat is a nice place to hang out in Delhi... Its a place having various options of food and craft items. It's near to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Sri Aurobindo Marg, just opposite to INA Market on Sri Aurobindo Marg... There is another Dilli Haat at Netaji Subash Place which is near to Netaji Subash Place Metro Station. Dilli Haat has stalls representing each state of India which gives a complete variety of tastes available all over India. Check out some of the photographs from Dilli Haat near to INA Market !!!
Lady moving towards a shop to buy some colorful bangles from Dilli Haat !!!
Of course, this place is very popular among girls as there are lot of options for shopping... Be it colorful or glittering jewelery, ethnic dresses, some art-works to decorate houses etc.. This places has lot of options for shopping colorful stuff from various parts of India !!!
An Art-piece made up of Bamboo roots !!!
Dilli Haat is great place to have some creative art pieces which are developed in various parts of India !!! There are some specific shops which belongs to various states of India like Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh etc... Stuff like Madhubani Paintings, Kullu Shwals, Pashmina Shwals from Kashmir etc...
There are also stalls of crafts from a variety of cultural traditions of India.
As of now there are two Dilli Haats in Delhi and there are plans to open few more... Unlike the traditional weekly market, the village Haat, Dilli Haat is permanent !!! Some shops are permanent but other sellers are rotated usually for fifteen days.
It was raining during my recent visit to Dilli Haat which is near to INA market.. As you can see the shops in background have temporary roofs, so it becomes difficult to manage during rains... Although most of the part of these shops are well maintained but they need extra care during monsoons...
These keychains are made up of leather 'juttis/jootis' :) My friend bought few of them for gifting them to his friends in Germany !!
Dilli Haat, full of delhites and tourists !!!
Although I don't have any photograph of eating joints there but its a good place to find out nice eatables.. One of my friend took me to a shop which is popular for fruit beer and my person experience was not that good :) But it's worth trying !!!
Lot of colorful stuff for home decoration @ Dilli Haat, Delhi, INDIA
Lot of families also come to Dilli Haat during the weekend because children find this place good and they also have lot of options to buy something for their rooms or school !!!
Small 'garvas' with coloful/glittering decorations @ Dilli Haat
Products offered may include rosewood and sandalwood carvings, embellished camel hide footwear, sophisticated fabric and drapery, gems, beads, brass-ware, metal crafts, and silk and wool fabrics. Shows promoting handicrafts and handlooms are held at the exhibition hall in the complex.
There is a nominal entrance fee to shop at Dilli Haat.. If I remember correctly its 15 Rs and around 5 Rs for children...
Girl buying cotton-candy just outside Dilli Haat @ INA, Delhi, INDIA