- Type: Shopping
NileGuide Expert tip:
Visit the Delhi Haat to pick up handicrafts directly from artisans. They come from across India and display their products for a few weeks. A favorite haunt of the locals keen to pick up interesting bespoke curios and sample regional cuisine.
This open area imitates a haat (rural marketplace), where 200 little stalls form a permanent open-air arts-and-crafts market. It's a unique shopping experience, and the most authentic and affordable in Delhi. Dilli Haat offers you the opportunity to buy directly from rural artisans and craftspeople who are allotted space rotationally for 2 weeks, making this a great place to browse the variety of crafts from all over India, whether you are traveling farther afield or not. From Bihar's Madhubani art to silver jewelry and furniture, as well as unusual gifts and souvenirs or colorful linens and other furnishings, the range is exhausting, the prices excellent. If you are in Delhi in early December, be sure to check out the Master Crafts Fair (normally held Dec 1-15), where award-winning artists and craftspeople display and sell their work. Numerous food stalls serve food from all over India, but the hygiene is questionable, and there's more flogging of Coke and mineral water than anything else. It's open daily from 10am to 10:30pm.
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- Highly Recommended 2010
- tel: 011/2611-9055
- Dilli Haat, Kidwai Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India
- Aurobindo Marg, opposite INA Market. New Delhi 110 023
- New Delhi
- No Sweat
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