Dilli Haat is one of the most fascinating shopping destinations you’ll ever visit in the Delhi. In case you are wondering what is Dilli Haat, in Hindi, Dilli means Delhi and Haat means Market; literally translated as Delhi Market. In 2003, the Dilli Haat (This market can be also called as a Handicraft Market) was opened to tourists, and since then, it it receives thousands of visitors from near and far every day.
The complex usually has around 70 stalls, though the count keeps on changing. After every three weeks, the theme at Dilli Haat changes—thus, sometimes it has over 100 stalls. It is the complex where the best artisans/craftsmen from each state are given a chance to showcase their skills regularly. Alongside, numerous cultural activities and programs are conducted time and again within the complex—something one must watch-out for!
The market is interesting because each time you visit you get to see new faces, products, and cultures. Items sold here are 100% handcrafted. Leather items, silk products, jewelries, wood-works, carved stones, metal works, pearls and semi precious stones…, the items you’ll find here is countless. Home decors, accessories, shawls, salwars (long shirts for female), footwear, bags, furniture, artificial flowers are few items to mention. The complex is busy throughout the day, especially on weekends. Pricings are almost genuine, but it does not harm if you get into a healthy bargain.
Amid these stalls, there are few eating joints, where joint represent an Indian state. It sells authentic covers; lists of food counters to look for are West Bengal, Nagaland, Manipur, Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra joints. At times, there are fast-food festivals, which is very interesting. Meal for two at any of these joints would cost around Rs. 500.
Timings: 10 A.M. to 10 P.M. (Open all days)
Entry: Rs. 20 (Adults) & Rs. 10 (Children)
Address: Dilli Haat (opposite INA Market), Sri Aurobindo Marg
Contact: (011) 2611-9055 & 2467-88170
Nearest Metro Station: INA (Yellow Line)
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