Dillihaat, an open aircraft bazaar cum food plaza

Tripoto
15th Nov 2014
Photo of Dillihaat, an open aircraft bazaar cum food plaza by Dipti Goyal

Buddha Idol

Photo of Dillihaat, an open aircraft bazaar cum food plaza by Dipti Goyal

Puppet art

Photo of Dillihaat, an open aircraft bazaar cum food plaza by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Dillihaat, an open aircraft bazaar cum food plaza by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Dillihaat, an open aircraft bazaar cum food plaza by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Dillihaat, an open aircraft bazaar cum food plaza by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Dillihaat, an open aircraft bazaar cum food plaza by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Dillihaat, an open aircraft bazaar cum food plaza by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Dillihaat, an open aircraft bazaar cum food plaza by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Dillihaat, an open aircraft bazaar cum food plaza by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Dillihaat, an open aircraft bazaar cum food plaza by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Dillihaat, an open aircraft bazaar cum food plaza by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Dillihaat, an open aircraft bazaar cum food plaza by Dipti Goyal

The Dillihaat, is an open aircraft bazaar cum food plaza situated in Delhi, run by Delhi tourism. It is opposite to INA metro station on yellow line. I took metro from Huda metro station in Gurgaon. It took 35-40 minutes to reach at INA. Dilli Haat is on walking distance from INA metro station. Although there is entry fees i.e 20 Rs. for adult and 10 Rs. for child but there was a fest called "Culturesta" on that day. So the entry was free for everyone. Dilli Haat is adorned with beautiful sites. Under the open sky, little kiosks of junk and semi precious jewellery, paintings, fabrics, saris, pottery, furniture, souvenirs, showcasing bidri work from Karnataka or pashmina from Kashmir. A portrait maker was sketching a portrait of a girl. A mehendi wali was decorating the hands of a girl and others were waiting for their turn. At the far end, there was the food bazaar buzzes with activity where one can savour the inimitable flavors of the delightful local foods from the various regions of India like the momos from Sikkim or the Bamboos hot chicken from Nagaland, Kahwa & Kebabs from Jammu, Pooranpoli from Maharastra or the Gujrati Dhokla. There were some Chinese food options also. I took hakka noodles with cold coffee.

DILLI HAAT is not just a market place; it has been visualized as a showpiece of traditional Indian culture- a forum where rural life and folk art are brought closer to an urban clientele. I enjoyed my trip.

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