An invitation to Dilli Haat

The other day I took a friend visiting from Chennai to that most artsy of markets in Delhi: Dilli Haat. And hello, was I surprised! Her rapture revealed to me how much I take this place for granted. In the ninety minutes we had, my friend had lapped up skirts, trinkets, wooden artifacts and jute hangings, and if time and wallet had permitted, the list would certainly have been longer πŸ™‚

In any case, it gave me a good opportunity to get trigger-happy and bring to my dear blog readers a small sampling of the goodies on display at Dilli Haat. For those who don’t belong to the city, a one line introduction to this place would be: Β a crafts bazaar with rotating stalls from all over the country, providing a golden opportunity to indigenous craftsmen to showcase their wares, and to city-folk to adorn themselves and their homes with unique ethnic pieces.

Hope you enjoy the pictures that follow!

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. A says:

    Lovely place… I took a friend from vellore here, she was so fascinated and and she virtually bought the whole place out! Good post…

    1. wanderfool says:

      Haha, thanks A. Yes, I can imagine what your friend did πŸ™‚ I don’t even like shopping, and this place has the magic to convert me.

  2. debajyoti says:

    these are some amazing pieces. and it’s not only you, many Delhiites take this place for granted.

    1. wanderfool says:

      Thank you, Debajyoti. Indeed, just realized myself that I need to go and shop there more often πŸ™‚ So much better than the malls right!

  3. Shivya says:

    Lovely pictures. I remember the first time I visited Dilli Haat, I was so in love with the place and with all the trinkets on sale. I don’t visit often anymore (blame the summer heat), but after seeing your pictures, I want to go right back πŸ™‚

    1. wanderfool says:

      Thanks, and yes you should πŸ™‚
      We went only this weekend, and precisely because it is one of the few approachable places in summer, as everything else shuts down in the evenings. Happy shopping!

  4. twobitwo says:

    guys, dont forget the food stalls, i think they do a good job too, though the artsy stuff does give me crazy eyes o_O

    1. wanderfool says:

      Yes you are so right! This time we didn’t have time to visit the food stalls, but they are pretty amazing, too.

  5. Dew says:

    such beautiful pictures… of one of my fave spots in delhi.. and did u eat the momos and kulhad wali chai??? πŸ˜€

    1. wanderfool says:

      Thank you Dew. Yes, the momos are particularly yummy! I also love the fish fries at the Bengali stall.

      1. Dew says:

        Bengali stall reminds me – I had such a sumptuous thaali there…!!! I want to visit Dilli haat soon… πŸ™‚

  6. Dew says:

    Am waiting for chandni chownk… diary! πŸ™‚

    1. wanderfool says:

      Oooh yes! I remember…coming soon! Thanks for checking out the blog again πŸ™‚

  7. kehte hai na…ghar ki murgi daal barabar..maybe we take our incredible dilli haat for granted coz we have been here for so long!!

    1. wanderfool says:

      Sushmita- couldn’t agree more πŸ™‚

  8. I loved Dilli Haat, it was one of my favorite places in Delhi! Thank you for sharing!

    1. wanderfool says:

      You are welcome! I suppose everyone falls in love with Dilli Haat, well at least all the women πŸ™‚

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  10. Beautiful pics. You are making me so jealous. Never been there !

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