Friday, June 17, 2011

An Evening in Dilli Haat

It is a bit difficult these days to tempt yourselves away from the air-conditioned malls in this hot and humid weather. But a trip to Dilli haat was the best thing about this weekend. The place has always been one of my favorite evening destinations. Having spent some great dates here, I have fond memories associated with this place.

About Dilli Haat
For those not from Delhi, Dilli Haat is an upscale flea market with ethnic handicrafts and jewellery from all around the country. It is also a hub of culinary delicacies from all around the country. You have state-wise food stalls. The stalls are spread in an open area just like you would find in a traditional haat.

What you get at Dilli Haat
Everything! I even saw a stall selling litchi! You can flatter your taste buds with items ranging from Kashmir ki Biriyani, Arunachal ke Momos, Gujarat ki Jalebi, Bengal ka Cutlet and so on. You can also find a wide range of interior decoration items, clothes, jewellery etc.

You can also find a wide range of interior decoration items, clothes and jewlery. I can think of

  • Home decoration items: handicrafts, metal-work, wood-work, bamboo-work
  • Pottery, Ceramic and Clay-work
  • Clothes: Mainly Traditional Kurtis, Shawls etc. But you get short skirts too!
  • Ethnic Jewelry
  • Bed-sheets etc
  • Wide variety of sandals
Here are the pictures!

A Trip to Dilli Haat is Incomplete without Momos and Fruit Beer

The Haat

Pottery/ Ceramics: Various sizes, shapes, designs

Colorful Cups

Artistic Wood-work


Harley Davidson for Rs 550!

Busy Baraat


Kids love these, I can't remember the name!! 

 There is more than just Traditional Stuff

Chest of Mini Drawers: Found these really interesting, Good for Jewelry

Name Engraved on Rice

The Nodders!


 Plenty of Food Stalls

I know I have given an overdose of pictures. But tell me which ones you like the most..


shuchita said...

I do love the fruit beer at dilli haat
great clicks you made me yearn for dilli

Vix said...

We were thinking of flying to Delhi next time we visited. Dilli Haat has made my mind up, I really want to come, it looks amazing. xxxx

CollegeCurl13 said...

What cool places! I would like to try that fruit beer ;)
I'm having a giveaway ;)

bhumika said...

amazing clicks :)

kuheli said...

i want those mojris and those ceramic drawers. :P u r an amazing photographer! :))

Deeptima said...

Dilli Haat is one of my fav place... :) nice post and lovely pics !!

Dr Shivani Sud Thakur said...

thats a ektaara if i am not wrong!
and me loved all the pics....however the momos had me there!!and the blue pots

Hungover on Fashion said...

Thanks guys for the compliments on my photography!

Hungover on Fashion said...

@Shivani: Yeah I actually wrote Iktara initially, but wasn't sure..So thought of seeking help from my friends :) Will change..

crazypoplock said...

OMG your Dilli Haat post makes me feel like I wanna visit it again LOL. I love their Nagaland Food Stall. And I love collecting mugs and those mugs looks nice and that mini drawer thingy looks so cute!! Great post ^_^.

Shruti said...

I so badly want to visit Delhi now :-(

Love those bangles and colorful bags.

Shalini Dhillon said...

Loved the lamp shade .. so colorful .. also the first pic of those yummy momos

CLPig said...

beautiful photos of life in india!

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Anonymous said...

awesome pics, i really enjoyed this post! Now i really wanna go there the things there are gorgeous, unique and so crafty!

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Artist by Design said...

WOW absolutelu amazing! I didnt know such a thing existed and I am from Delhi! haha. Thanks for letting me know, im goin to go look at it next time im in India!

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PeachesandBlush said...

amazing pics! Loved the woodwork, and the bue pottery and lampshade one...momos are my fav in dilli haat

dimpy roy said...

Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing. Dilli Haat is a must do if you are on a vacation in the capital. Under the open sky, numerous little kiosks sell jewellery, paintings, fabrics, saris, pottery, furniture, and of course food from across the country. Check out Dilli Haat timings, entry fee and many more.