Haat - Shoppers' Paradise!
is no debating the fact that Shopping is fun in any
part of the world. However, most shoppers would agree
that shopping in Delhi is incomplete without a trip
Haat - rightly
known as a "Shoppers'
in the heart of South Delhi, on what was earlier considered
as wasteland, Dilli
is a perfect blend of
culture, handicrafts and cuisines from different parts
of India. All this coupled with green, open surroundings
make a perfect ambience for shopping to your
are allowed entry on purchasing an Entry Ticket
available in two categories - Adult and Child.
On stepping inside, you feel like you have entered
a haat (mela) with hut like structures made of brick.
hut gives you a feel of a state of India. There is
so much available that it is recommended to take plenty
of time off, before you decide to visit Dilli Haat!
Price bargaining doesn't really work here but when
has that stopped us from trying!
Available in Dilli Haat (Delhi Haat)?
and everything that you can think of!
items from various states of India like
Wooden figurines, terracotta wall hangings, masks,
colorful mirror work door & wall hangings, Rajasthani
cloth toys, Madhubani paintings from Bihar,
clay pots, tie & dye work, ceramic utensils, paper
mashe items etc.
Bed Sheets, Bed covers, beautiful Carpets, Wooden
and Cane furniture (rocking chair), lamps and
lamp shades etc.
Clothes & Jewelry
Cotton Kurtas, long skirts, Zardozi work, silk
saris and scarfs, Paschmina Shawls from Kashmir,
Mysore silk sarees, South cotton, beaded &
silver earrings, bracelets, belts, junk jewellery
- Incense sticks (agarbattis), bags, brass decorative
items, bangles and more.
& Refreshments -
If you feel you can't shop anymore and need a breather,
relax - there's lots more for you - look around and
you will find numerous
food stalls from various states of India.
This is a Food
Court of sorts - there is a lot of choice for
Delicacies from Kerala, Mizoram, Manipur,
Nagaland, Goa, West Bengal, Punjab, UP, Rajasthan,
and of course Delhi. From Fish fries to Chole Bhature,
Dosas, Chowmein, Momos and the very popular Fruit
Very close to the entrance is a Souvenir Shop
from where you can pick out some amazing gift items
like rajasthani wall hangings, greeting cards etc.
As night falls, Dilli Haat is lit up with numerous
lights and has a life of its own.
the permanent stalls at Delhi Haat, several temporary
stalls are setup during special festivals and state
utsavs. For example,
Utsav which was organised from March
22nd to March 27th, 2012.
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