Delhi Haats & Shows
The DILLI HAAT
provides the ambience of a traditional Rural Haat or village market, but one
suited for more contemporary needs. Here one sees a synthesis of crafts, food
ad cultural activity.
This Food and Craft Bazar is a treasure house of Indian culture, handicrafts
and ethnic cuisine, A unique bazaar, in the heart of the city, it displays the
richness of Indian culture on a permanent basis.
Steps inside the complex for an altogether delightful experience by either buying
inimitable ethnic wares, savouring the delicacies of different states or by
simply relaxing in the evening with the entire family.
DILLI HAAT transports you to the magical world of Indian art and heritage presented
through a fascinating panorama of craft, cuisine and cultural activities.
While the village haat is mobile, flexible arrangement, here it is crafts persons
who are mobile. The DILLI HAAT boasts of nearly 200 craft stalls selling native,
utilitarian and ethnic products from all over the country.
An ambitious project, set up jointly by Delhi tourism and NDMC, D.C. (Handicrafts)
& D.C. (handlooms), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India & Ministry
of Tourism, Govt. of India. It aims at providing encouragement to the needy
artists from all over the country in order to sustain and preserve the rich
heritage of India.
allowing free interaction between buyers and sellers, the organizers favour
a check on prices to keep them moderate.
Different and appealing, DILLI HAAT is located in one of the most important
commercial centers of South Delhi, opposite inA market. The 6 acres of land
on which this sprawling complex is situated was salvaged as part of a reclamation
project and transformed into a magnificent dream plaza. Extensive foundation
work, small thatched roof cottages and kiosks with a village atmosphere have
made the place into an attractive multiple centers.
The word Haat refers to a weekly market in rural, semi-urban and sometimes even
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.
It is here that the crafts persons find an opportunity to demonstrate their
artistic skills to thousands of visitors everyday.
Since its inauguration in the month of March 1994, Dilli Haat has been home
to nearly 50,000 handicraft and handloom artisans. The sales generated, so far,
are estimated at Rupees three hundred crores.
The complex is not only artistic, but also recreational in nature where the
entire family can have a good time.
It is a place where one can unwind in the evening and relish a wide variety
of cuisine without paying the exhorbitant rates.
Besides an international Food Plaza there are 25 stalls dishing out sumptuous
delicacies from different States and Union Territories; and Exhibition Hall;
a Souvenir shop selling an assortment of small gift items; an assortment of
small gift items; an open stage for cultural programmes and a playing area exclusively
earmarked for children.
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