Shri Aurobindo Marg, Opposite INA market, New Delhi.
In the hub of South Delhi lies Delhi Haat. The place which has been
developed by the Tourist Dept. of Delhi, to enhance the craft
manship of our country. This gives them a platform to show their
skilled work and launch themselves from here. As the area is filled
by tourists who would not miss the sight in the evening which is
lovely. One can get goods at a very nominal price. The place has
great food stalls with cuisine from different tastes of India,
making it a place for everyone.
An Upgraded Traditional weekly Market.
Situated in the heart of Delhi, the unique Delhi Haat is an
upgraded version of the traditional weekly market, offering a
delightful amalgam of craft, food and cultural activities. However,
while the village Haat is a mobile, flexible arrangement, at Dilli
Haat, a permanent Haat, it is the craftsmen who are mobile and ever
- changing thereby offering a kaleidoscopic view of the richness and
diversity of Indian handicrafts and artifacts.
Spread over a spacious six acre area, imaginative landscaping,
creative planning, and the traditional village architectural style
have combined to produce the perfect ambience for a Haat or market
place. A plaza paved with stone and brickwork skillfully
interspersed with grass, flowering shrubs and towering eucalyptus
trees, plus a play corner for children have conjured up an oasis in
which visitors can browse at their leisure.
The food plaza enable visitors to savour the inimitable flavours of
gastronomic delights from the various regions of India. The
different stalls offer a wide choice of ethnic food which is clean,
hygienically prepared and reasonably priced. It often is a venue for
regional food festivals.
A wide variety of skillfully crafted handicrafts, intrinsic to each
part of the country are available in this exotic bazaar. These range
from intricate rosewood and sandalwood carvings, embellished camel
hide footwear, to sophisticated fabric and drapery. Gems, beads,
brass ware, metal crafts, silk and woollens....the range is
The handicraft stalls are allotted on a rotational basis to
craftsmen from all corners of the vast and varied land of India,
usually for fifteen days Thus ensuring that different handicrafts
are available to visitors at each visit, and also enabling them to
buy authentic wares at prices that have not been inflated by high
maintenance costs. Shows promoting handicrafts and handlooms are
held at the exhibition hall in the complex.
The Delhi Haat is indeed a window to the world of rich cultural
vibrance. Delhi Haat brings the distant ends of the traditional