Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat is one of the most well known open-air food plazas and markets in South Delhi, India. The entire complex is filled with stalls of all kinds, selling different traditional and cultural items such as camel hide footwear, artistic drape items and fabrics, precious gemstones, sandalwood carvings, wooden and metal beads, metallic items, silk drapes, woollen apparel, rosewood carvings, brass vessels, statues, figurines and much more. Founded in the year 1994 by D.C. (Handicrafts), D.C. (Handlooms), NMDC, Delhi Tourism (DTDC), the Government of India and the Ministry of Tourism and textile, Dilli Haat was opened to the general public in the year 2003 and since then, it has attracted various tourists from different parts of the globe. Moreover, a public bathroom was also erected to make the area accessible and comfortable for everyone. The two major markets in Delhi are run by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) and are called Dilli Haat and Pitampura respectively.

Dilli Haat – A Unique Bazaar cum Food Plaza for Everyone

Dilli Haat is a well known open bazaar-cum-food plaza located in Delhi, India. The entire bazaar and its functioning is controlled and run by DTTDC. On a similar note, there are a total of two major bazaars in Delhi. One of the markets is located on Sri Aurobindo Marg, near All India Institute of Medical Sciences and opposite the INA Market. This market was established in the year 1994. Moreover, Dilli Haat, which is the second most major market in Delhi, is located in Pitampura in North Delhi at the Netaji Subhash Place. This market was developed in the year 2008.

A major speciality of Dilli Haat is its provision for stalls representing each and every state in the country. This is exactly the place to go for tasting all the unique flavours and dishes from different parts of India. However, it is the craft stall that change every fortnight. Only those craftsmen, who have registered themselves with D.C. Handicraft and have valid proof, are permitted to set up craft stalls inside Dilli Haat. There are a total of 62 stalls occupied by these craftsmen, who come from different parts of the country and pay only a small rent of INR 100 for an entire fortnight. These charges are inclusive of rights to showcase and sell their products. Thanks to the low rental rates, tourists and locals can purchase amazing products at affordable prices. Moreover, the sheer fact that Dilli Haat is located in South Delhi is attractive enough to garner the interest of tourists from around the world.

Craft Bazaar

The Craft Bazaar is the brain child of the Tourists Department of Delhi. The bazaar was founded to promote arts and crafts in India. One can easily indulge in buying all kinds of ethnic and classy products. These products include traditional items such as brass statues, vessels, show-pieces, jewellery studded with precious or semi-precious stones and so on.

Food Plaza

The Food Plaza in Dilli Haat can pamper the taste buds of any hungry soul with its wide variety of Indian cuisines. At the Food Plaza, one can savour some amazing dishes at affordable rates and continue their shopping. The Food Plaza has a very distinctly traditional feel and offers only good quality and hygienic food.

Travel and Contact Details

Timings: Morning 10:00 a.m to Night 10:00 p.m (open on all days of the week)

Total Entry Fees: Rs. 20/- for Adults and Rs. 10/- for Children

Location: Dilli Haat (opposite INA Market), Sri Aurobindo Marg

Website: http://www.dillihaat.net.in/

Contact Numbers: +91-11-4629365, 6119055

Nearest Metro Station: INA

Best Time to Visit: Evening (especially in winter), to enjoy the lights and diversity.


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