Dilli Haat - Shopping at Dilli Haat, Delhi

Delhi Haat - Blend of Cultures, Traditions & Cuisines - Shopping for Indian Souvenirs

Handicrafts Madhubani Paintings Jewelry & Wall Hangings

Dilli Haat - Shoppers' Paradise!

There 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 to Dilli Haat - rightly known as a "Shoppers' Paradise".

Situated in the heart of South Delhi, on what was earlier considered as wasteland, Dilli Haat (Hastshilpi) 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 heart's content.

Visitors 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.

Each 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!

What's Available in Dilli Haat (Delhi Haat)?

Anything and everything that you can think of!

  • Handicraft 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.

 
  • Home Furnishings like embroidered 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 etc.

Other items include - Incense sticks (agarbattis), bags, brass decorative items, bangles and more.

Food & 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 everyone.

Authentic 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 Beer! 

Souvenir Shopping - 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.

Besides the permanent stalls at Delhi Haat, several temporary stalls are setup during special festivals and state utsavs. For example, the Bihar Utsav which was organised from March 22nd to March 27th, 2012.

If you happen to visit Delhi, make sure to check out Dilli Haat!

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