Ultimate Guide – Delhi Haat Market

Delhi Haat Market

DELHI HAAT MARKET

Ultimate guide to the Delhi Haat Market helps you make the most of this colorful and vibrant market in Delhi. This market is a must visit market and will take about a couple of hours to explore.  

INA 10AM-9PM Not crowded Open all days Cash only

Delhi Haat

Location

INA Market, Dilli Haat, DKidwai Nagar West, Kidwai Nagar, Delhi, 110023 Opens from Monday to Sunday Opens at 10:30 a.m. DCloses at 10:00 p.m. DTicket charges – INR 100 for foreigners DNearest Metro station is INA Metro Station on Yellow line

How to get to Delhi Haat Market?

There are three Dilli Haats in Delhi city. First one is located in South Delhi opposite to INA metro station, it was set up in 1994. Second is located in North Delhi at Pitampura near to the Netaji Subhash Place Metro Station, it was set up in 2008. And the last and newest one is located in West Delhi at Janakpuri near to the Tilak Nagar Metro station, it was set up in 2014. The first one which is located near to INA metro station is the original Dilli haat. Other two are developed in a larger area compared to the original one but area provided to these Dilli haats is underutilized and these are too far from tourists circuits and monuments. The original Dilli Haat is located in South Delhi. The nearest metro station is INA Metro Station on Yellow line. Dilli Haat market is at a walking distance from the metro station   Distance to the market from Indira Gandhi International Airport is around 13 Km via NH 48. From New Delhi Railway Station is around 9 Km via Sri Aurobindo Marg. From Nizamuddin Railway Station is around 8 Km via Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Setu. From Kashmeeri Gate bus stand is around 18 Km via NH 44.

Why go to Delhi Haat?

Dilli Haat market – where Haat means a traditional weekly village market is a permanent market. Dilli Haat market is different from all the other markets in Delhi. The Dilli Haat complex is recreational and artistic in nature. It is quite attractive and popular for its unique concept and rich heritage. This market is a platform for artisans from different Indian states to sell their products who were otherwise limited to their native villages and towns. These artisans sell their products on stalls covered with thatched roofs. These stalls are allocated to only those craftsmen who are registered with the D.C. (Development Commissioner) Handicrafts. These stalls are allocated on a rotational basis of 15 days and on the payment of INR 100 per day. This concept was brought into focus to ensure that the buyer will get a new and fresh product every time he visits the market. There are some permanent shops too. The organizers also keep an eye on the price charged by the sellers to ensure that buyers are not over charged. The entire complex is wheelchair accessible. You can bargain with shops to get better prices here.

What should you buy from Delhi Haat?

  • Embroidered fabric
  • Khadi (hand woven natural fiber cloth) Kurtas
  • Lucknow Chikankari Fabric
  • Thread work
  • Silk
You can also buy a wide range of sarees like
    • Pastel toned sarees
    • West Bengal sarees
    • Kerala and Tamil Nadu – Sarees
  You can also buy clothes with Phulkari , which is the folk embroidery of the state of Punjab. This includes embroidered shawls, jackets, ponchos, ethic clothes like Kurtas, Long Skirts etc.

Accessories

These stalls offer mesmerizing designs of jewellery like anklets, neck pieces, bangles, rings, bracelets, earrings including Jhumkas

Home decor

You can get a wide variety of Handicraft items like wood carved statues, Paintings, lampshades, flower vases, jewellery boxes and lots more

Bags

You can buy pretty handmade bags, purses, clutches as well as Jute bags at Delhi haat.

Footwear

These stalls offer you a wide collection of beautiful jootis (belly) and Kolhapuri Sandals. Apart from this there are various Stalls where you can get pretty cushion covers, carpets, jute baskets and various leather items. Some stalls offer you some eatable products like Aam papad dried mango pulp sold in leathery sheets, Paan and Pickles.

What is Delhi Haat famous for?

Dilli Haat market is quite popular for its food stalls, craft stalls, cultural programs and most importantly its ambience showcasing the richness of India Culture giving a village like atmosphere. There are various festivals and events which are organized at Dilli Haat, some of these are
  • The Great India Food Festival
  • Baisakhi Festival
  • Summer Festival
  • International Mango Festival
  • Hariyali Teej Festival
  • Diwali Celebration
It is also famous for regional folk dance programs.

How old is Delhi Haat

Dilli Haat market was established jointly by the Government of Delhi, Delhi Tourism, Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Tourism. It was set up in March 1994.

Restaurants near Delhi Haat

There are various food stalls that allow you to savor the delicious lip smacking dishes of different Indian states like

  • Momos and Thukpa  (Tibetan Noodle soup) from Sikkim 
  • Bamboo Hot chicken and pork from Nagaland 
  • Kahwa (traditional green tea) and Kebabs from Jammu
  • Puran poli (Indian sweet flatbread stuffed with a filling of yellow lentil i.e.Chana dal and jaggery) from Maharashta
  • Gujarati Dhokla (a culinary dish made with fermented batter of rice and urad dal/chickpeas) 
  • Awadhi Biryani (made with rice, spices and meat) 
  • Chicken Curry at Uttar Pradesh Stall. 

If you don’t want to eat at these stalls, there are some well known food outlets near the market at the Leela Palace hotel

Other places near Delhi Haat

Points to remember while going to Dilli Haat market? 

  • There will be multiple stalls selling the same product within the Dilli Haat complex, you need to look at different stalls to get the products at best deal. 
  • You can go there with your family, there is enough space available for your kids to play and walk around freely. 
  • The price of these products are slightly higher than other markets. It is because they have a superior quality. 
  • Utilize your bargaining skills to get the products at a better price. Do negotiate with the sellers. 
  • Better to go on weekdays as it is heavily crowded. 
  • There is no fear of pick pocketing. 

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