Delhi Haat or dilli Haat , whatever you may call it , captured my heart like no other place in Delhi. I have been to this place again and again and always found a new love for it.
This post is to make me learn a bit more about the place and share the same with you.
Delhi Haat was established and opened in 1994 with the joint venture of Delhi Tourism (DTDC), D.C (Handicrafts), NMDC, D.C. (Handlooms) and Ministry of Tourism and Textile, Government of India.In 2003 this market became accessible to all the tourists. currently , it is managed by DTDC .
Delhi haat has 62 stalls which are given to each vendor for 15 days. that’s how you will always find a lot of variety in this place [ though its a little expensive too than other markets ] The place is more known for all the wonderful festivals / events / fairs that are held here.
Till now I remember attending Comic Con [ its again happening on feb 8-10 ] , Uttrakhand organic foods fair [ The pickles , snacks , jams and the natural oils and soaps were many and so decently priced ] , the Indian weavers fair , North Eastern Trade Fair and a few more .
Dilli haat also has numerous food stalls , representing different states of India.
My pick would be - Vada Paav from Maharshtra , Jalebi from Rajasthan , Momos from Sikkim + Fruit Beer , Kulfi of various flavours , Biryani from AP stall , Shrikhand from West Bengal.
( I am a veggie so can not tell about the non veg delicacies )
Best time to visit is daytime in winters so you can bask in the sun and enjoy your time shopping / eating.
but if you love the lights and hustle bustle of a market , evenings are best for you.
How to reach : Walking from INA Metro station
Promise you better pictures next time.
And oh, The pics are courtesy Ibeingme
Here is the page on Delhi tourism site