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Dilli Haat: Explore the Arts & Cuisines of India

There are many places for shopping in India and so on in the Delhi. But what makes the perfect shopping nowadays is to purchase the items from traditional markets as we usually do the shopping in malls and supermarkets. Dilli Haat, unlike normal Haats which we can see all over the India, this Dilli

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Dilli Haat: Explore the Arts & Cuisines of India  

There are many places for shopping in India and so on in the Delhi. But what makes the perfect shopping nowadays is to purchase the items from traditional markets as we usually do the shopping in malls and supermarkets. Dilli Haat, unlike normal Haats which we can see all over the India, this Dilli Haat is permanent. You will get another level of experience shopping in the Dilli Haat. It is a traditional Mart of India. 

Dilli Haat is the biggest and most renowned market. It has been specifically set up by the government to provide a platform for artisans to come and sell their wares. In another way, the Haat makes you feel the traditional weekly village Haat Bazaar by also offering the cultural performances and Indian cuisines.  

 

How many Dilli Haats are there?

There are three Dilli Haat markets in Delhi. The concept of the all Haat markets is superb as it provides beneficial to both parties – craftsman or seller as well as for the customers who can buy all the items in a single roof.  

Location of Dilli Haats

The original or the first Dilli Haat is located at opposite of INA Metro Station (Yellow Line) in South Delhi.  It was established in 1994.
The second Dilli Haat also named as Dilli Haat, Pitampura is located near the Netaji Subhash Place Metro Station (Red Line) at Pitampura, in north Delhi. The total area of place is 7.2-acre land and it was established in 2008.
The newest and largest Dilli Haat is Dilli Haat, Janakpuri. It is located at Janakpuri on Lal Sain Mandir Marg, near Tikak Nagar Metro Station (Blue Line), in west Delhi. The 9.8-acre Dilli Haat, Janakpuri was opened in 2014.

Which Dilli Haat Should You Visit?

If you compare in size and other features new two Dilli Haats are larger and specialized but they are not successful as the first one because these two Haats have less handicraft and food stalls. The first one has more varieties then new both Haats. In the weekends or if there is festival all Dilli Haats remain busy and interesting for the visitors.  

Everything you should know about ‘All Three Dilli Haats

While each Dilli Haat has a different design, common features of each are handicraft stalls that host artisans on a rotational basis, some permanent shops, and a food court serving cuisine from all over in India. Dilli Haat at Pitampura was built with the addition of a spice market, art gallery, and sculpture display. Unlike the other two haats, Dilli Haat at Janakpuri was developed to provide a much-needed place of entertainment for local residents and it has a theme: music. A music library, where it's possible to trace the history of Indian music through records and books, is a special feature. There's a dedicated museum that displays Indian music instruments and other music-related artifacts, as well. Interactive performance spaces are a big focus. Janakpuri Dilli Haat also has a large amphitheater, modern air-conditioned auditorium, and exposition hall for exhibitions and workshops.

Dilli Haat INA:

Since its inauguration in the month of March 1994, Dilli Haat has been home to thousands of handicraft and handloom artisans. The complex is not only artistic, but also recreational in nature where the entire family can have a good time. It is a place where one can unwind in the evening and relish a wide variety of cuisine without paying the exhorbitant rates.

There are stalls dishing out sumptuous delicacies from different States and Union Territories; an Exhibition Hall; a Souvenir shop selling an assortment of small gift items; an open stage for cultural programmes and a playing area exclusively earmarked for children.

The 6 acres of land on which this sprawling complex is situated was salvaged as part of a reclamation project and transformed into a magnificent dream plaza. Extensive foundation work, small thatched roof cottages and kiosks with a village atmosphere have made the place into an attractive multiple center.

An ambitious project, set up jointly by Delhi Tourism and NDMC, D.C. (Handicrafts) & D.C. (handlooms), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India & Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. It aims at providing encouragement to the needy artists from all over the country in order to sustain and preserve the rich heritage of India.

Since its inauguration in the month of March 1994, Dilli Haat has been home to thousands of handicraft and handloom artisans. The complex is not only artistic, but also recreational in nature where the entire family can have a good time. It is a place where one can unwind in the evening and relish a wide variety of cuisine without paying the exhorbitant rates. There are stalls dishing out sumptuous delicacies from different States and Union Territories; an Exhibition Hall; a Souvenir shop selling an assortment of small gift items; an open stage for cultural programmes and a playing area exclusively earmarked for children.

Entry Fees at Dilli Haat, INA

INR 30 – Adult

INR 20 – Children

INR100- Foreigner  

Dilli Haat Pitampura:

The complex is set up in the area of 7.2 acres. There is an unmatched culture and a mosaic of diversity associated. As times have changed, Delhi Tourism came up with this Haat all enveloped with a crisp and contemporary feel ready to celebrate the shades moods, events, legends and festivals of India,. Dilli Haat Pitampura is located on a strategic point that is easily accessible from various centers in the city.

The Haat has 108 craft stalls along with Amphitheatre with a capacity of 450 persons,. three air conditioned halls for exhibitions/ kitty party, conferences/ workshop/ seminars/ school functions, performing art/ music and dance show. The Haat has a lot of landscaped area with terraced roof gardens. The basement parking of Haat can accommodate nearly 250 cars and as many two wheelers.

In addition to regular activities, festivals are organized in the Haat from time to time. The fabulous concept of the Haat at excellent location, just near the Netaji Subhash Place Metro Station is a boon for Art and Craft lovers among Delhiites

 

Entry Fees at Dilli Haat, Pitampura

INR 20 – Adult

 

Dilli Haat Janakpuri:

Dilli Haat Janakpuri also known as DHJP in the sort form is more spacious than the other two Dilli Haats at INA and Pitampura. Dilli Haat, Janakpuri is spread over a sprawling area of 8.00 acres. This new venue showcases the country’s craft and cultural tradition, and is an open air shopper’s paradise which is a one stop destination for art, craft, music and food lovers.

Dilli Haat has a provision of 100 Nos. of typical craft stalls, 74 Nos. open platform shops, 46 Nos. of A.C Shops. These stalls showcase ethnic and exotic products and materials exclusive to India. There are endless shopping opportunities for the visitors as it brings India’s old rural tradition of open market space to contemporary and modern Delhi.

Dilli Haat, Janakpuri  gives ample opportunity for food lovers to savor delectable lip smacking food as there are 14 Nos. of food stalls set up where one will be able to savor the flavors from across the country and 15 food stalls serving cuisines from around the world.

 

Entry Fees at Dilli Haat, Janakpuri

INR 20 – Adult & Children

Children below 10 years – Free