Dilli Haat Visit, Entry Fee, Timings
The Dilli Haats in Delhi, one at INA and the other one at Pitampura, are very happening places for food, music, life, and celebrations. merge and that is what these Dilli Haats are famous for.
Dilli Haat INA Location
Dilli Haat adjacent which is in Laxmibai Nagar and opposite to INA Market was opened in 1994 as a food and crafts bazaar. The entire area is spread over an area of approx 6 acres. The area has been designed to give it a rural/village haat look with brick floors and thatched roofs. You feel as if you have arrived in a village haat or mela. However, unlike the traditional haat or weekly market in the villages, Dilli Haat is permanent.
Dilli Haat Market Shopping
Though the shops are permanent, shopkeepers/ sellers are rotated, usually after every fifteen days. As you take a walk through rows of these shops/stalls you will find artisans from different parts of the country selling colorful handicrafts from different regions. There are Kullu and Cashmere shawls, Rajasthani cholis, Punjabi jootis, Kolhapuri chappals, bead necklaces, metal pendants, glass bangles, gems, beads, brassware, metal crafts, and whatnot. There are items of art, paintings, silver jewelry, and furniture.
Best Food in Dilli Haat INA
Another interesting aspect of Dilli Haat is its food stalls, serving ethnic cuisines from Indias many states. You can try hot momos at Nagaland, Manipur, and Assam stalls. Then one can try the wazwan meal at the Kashmir stall. The Rajasthani and Avadhi Food stalls are hot favorites.
Allotment of Stalls Dilli Haat
In all there are 62 stalls in Dilli Haat which are allotted on a rotational basis to craftsmen from different parts of the country on a nominal fee of INR 100 per day for a maximum period of 15 Days. Unfortunately, it is not easy or rosy getting a shop here.
Cultural Programs Dilli Haat
During major festivals, the cultural programs performed by artistes from different parts of the country is not to be missed. Dilli Haat is a hot and the happening place which is also visited by dignitaries and celebrities both from India and abroad.
How to Reach Dilli Haat
Dilli Haat is located opposite INA Market. It is serviced by a frequent public transport system and one can easily reach by DTC buses. The nearest metro in Dilli Haat is INA Metro Station. Get down at INA Metro Station and Dilli Haat is located adjacent to it. Dilli Haat has two entrances, one behind the Dilli Haat. The nearest landmark is the Petrol Pump cum CNG Station.