(Blog 4 in my series of blogs - Delhi Delight)Having heard so much about the shopping fever of Delhi, and having seen this market in various Bollywood movies, we decided to visit a popular market run by Delhi Tourism Department named Dilli Haat. Dilli is the Indian version of Delhi, and Haat means a rural or village market. It is located at 3 locations across Delhi. We went to the one situated closest to IIT Delhi.Dilli Haat is designed with an ambience of a traditional rural haat (market). Craftsmen, chefs, traders, artisans from all corners of the country have set up their stalls here, providing a wide variety of cuisine, craft and cultural activities. There were stalls of traditional clothes, footwear, handicraft items, food items, decorative pieces, etc.The architecture resembled that of the rural areas. The place was lively like every market, but there also a sense of calm amidst the market hustle bustle. Colourful drapes above the pathways added to the colourful items that stalls sold, made the place seem even more lively.
• Delhi Haat INA Metro station is the ideal place to shop and explore the different culture, and handicrafts of India. Even Connaught Place has some amazing emporiums that exhibit and sells the handicraft and traditional art of India.
We arrived at New Delhi Railway Station. Since we didn't have anything else to do till 5.00 pm we explored The Dilli Haat.An amazing concept by the Tourism Board of India and thanks to DTDC. It is more of a permanent market place where you find footwears, silk and wool fabrics, beads, shawls and food. You find cuisines​ from all over India trust me every state has something to offer here. We decided to have lunch at the Wazwan by Kashmir.The food here had a lot to offer exceeded our expectations for sure and the quantity was sufficient enough, value for money. We made a move towards the Old Delhi Railway Station for our next train to Kathgodam. Only to realise the train was an hour and a half late. Nothing to complain about we packed our bags with a lot of snacks because we knew we wouldn't get much to eat on our way and at the mountains. I suggest you do the same.The train arrived and the journey begun. The train was already late then the usual time so we arrived pretty late at Kathgodam station The day had already ended by then.
The Great Indian Food Festival took place at Delhi Haat, Pitampura on 23rd & 24th January 2016. There were different food stalls of street foods from different parts of India. Both delicious veg & non veg foods from Delhi, Amritsar, Uttarakhand, Hyderabad, Gujarat, Rajasthan and other various cities of India were available on the festival. Few unique food concepts were also available there. Foods like Mughalai, Punjabi, Sindhi, Hyderabadi & Bengali foods we available. Many people across Delhi had arrived to enjoy the different aromas of variety of foods. I too enjoyed a lot.VEG FOODS: Daulat Ki Chat