Get the taste of India and its diversity under one roof with the enchanted place known as Dilli Haat. Designed in a way to summon the feel of a village fair, Dilli Haat is a shopper’s glee and a foodie’s paradise with a plethora of items to shop from different regions of India along with a food area that houses stalls that serve cuisines from almost all the states of the country. Administered by the Delhi Tourism Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC), Dilli Haat is in three different areas – Pitampura, Janakpuri, and INA, with INA in South Delhi being the most prevalent. With a huge collection of clothing, footwear, art and craft, handicraft, metal ware, and jewelry, along with some mouthwatering delicacies, Dilli Haat is a glee point for all the shop hoppers and foodies alike.
Spread across 6 acres of land, the area of INA was converted into a food plaza cum cultural market in 1994 to bring together rural art and folk culture with the modern fashion, culture, and the authentic food. The ground was swept clear for the foundation to be laid and small huts and cottages were assembled with thatched roofs to give it a village appeal. At present, the place houses 62 stalls, some of which are swapped every 15 days to other craftsmen, for which they must bear Rs250 every day. In 2008, another branch was inaugurated in Pitampura that spreads in 7.2 hectares of land and not much later in 2014, another Dilli Haat was opened in Janakpuri with a huge influx of visitors there as well. The complex of Dilli Haat is a large hall which displays exhibition of handlooms and handicrafts and organizes cultural events, drama, and folk dances.
Dilli Haat is an initiative to blend the rural art and craft and their culture to the present-day youth. It has an open-air theatre which is used to organize cultural events on frequent basis. Most of all, Dilli Haat is a charming scenery of art, craft, and culture and an ideal spot to get all those candid and Instagram worthy pictures that you have always wanted.
Dilli Haat is a shopper’s delight with a beautiful village fair like ambiance decorated with colorful tents and adornments that house the various lifestyle and handicrafts from different regions of India under one roof. Right from clothing to traditional footwear to paintings and crafts and pottery and metal ware, Dilli Haat is a pleasing sight to the sore eyes even if you just visit to admire the regional beauty of our nation presented by a galore of day-to-day items. Some of the things that are worth visiting Dilli Haat and make this place different are:
The instant you enter Dilli Haat, the first thing that you are hit with is the intoxicating aroma of food oozing from the several food stalls selling cuisines from different states of India. Dilli Haat is the only place in Delhi that sells authentic regional cuisines from all Indian states under one roof. Housing stalls and umpteen eateries that serve delectable and mouthwatering dishes, Dilli Haat is a one-stop destination for quenching your cravings and satisfying your taste buds with different flavors of India. Some of the must-try food eateries here are:
Dilli Haat is conveniently rwached as the most famous one is in South Delhi . The nearest metro station is INA Metro station, at about 100 meters and is connected to both yellow and pink line. You can also directly hire a cab, taxi to hop on a bus to reach Dilli Haat easily. The cost of ticket to go to Dilli Haat is Rs20 for children, Rs30 for adults, and Rs100 for foreigners. The market opens from 10 in the morning and shuts at 10 at night.
A cultural amalgamation of the diversity of India, Dilli Haat is a storehouse of the Indian art and heritage exhibited through a captivating panorama of craft, cuisine, and cultural activities that you have always wished to experience along with the food that will give you a taste of India, all in one place.