Dilli haat


Haven’t been to the oh so famous Dilli Haat yet? Here’s why it should be your first destination to hit after the exams.

Set up to promote local handicraft and provide trade to craftsmen from all over the country, it’s not just a market. Instead it showcases the Indian culture in a beautiful and colourful light. You can visit it anytime between 10.30 am to 10.00 pm everyday with just an entry ticket of Rs.20.

Flatter yourself with Ethnic Wear

If you are looking for traditional wear like kurtis, shawls, trousers and dupattas, you’ll be stunned by the collections here brought from Rajasthan and North East. You can also find ‘Jootis’ (Footwear) straight from the deserts of Rajasthan. The lac bangles and earrings found in all colors of the rainbow from Kolkata make for great gifts!

Adorn your house with handicrafts

The black pottery and ceramic wares from Manipal, stone art and Mughal paintings from Rajasthan, Madhubhani art from Bihar and the cane and wooden handicrafts from North East will add beauty to your home interiors.

Pamper your taste buds

There are more than 25 stalls serving lip-smacking dishes from various parts like Momos from Sikkim, Bamboo Hot Chicken from Nagaland, Kahwa and Kebabs from Kashmir, Pooranpoli from Mahrashtra and Dhokla from Gujrat. Make sur to give your tummy a nice fill.

Paper-Mache fancy stalls

These stalls are sure to catch your eyes selling various hand painted items made from Paper-Mache like bangles, jewellery boxes, trays, toys and decorative pieces which are rare to find in the local markets.

All this at Pocket-friendly rates!

The Dilli Haat offers all these things at a very reasonable and affordable price so as to make artisans and craftsmen competitive in the market.

Still reading? Go take the yellow line and hop down at INA station!

Tanya Agarwal

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