10 things to do at DILLI HAAT Delhi

The Dillihaat is an open air craft bazaar cum food plaza situated in Delhi, run by Delhi tourism and transportation development corporation (DTTDC). Craftsmen from all states of India display their wares here and a wide variety of handicrafts are available.

Some of the things that you can pick up from Dilli Haat are hand painted paper mache products like bangles, jewelry boxes and trays , which certainly makes for great buys. Shawls, stoles and scarves in silk and cotton are popular item too. Dilli Haat is much more than just a place where you go to buy traditional handicrafts.

Dilli Haat offers visitors an ambience of a traditional rural haat or village market, which has been created keeping in mind the needs of a contemporary customer.

Things to do in Dilli Haat
Phulkari Dupata
Punjab offers Phulkari thread embroidery in stoles and dupattas. They also have phulkari kurtas in all sizes. Amazing colours. MUST BUY!!! Pair them with your jeans or leather pants as scarf. A stole would cost around Rs.700-800 and a dupatta Rs.1200-1500 and a jacket or kurti Rs.300-600. 

  Kashmiri shawls
Beautiful hand embroidered shawls from Kashmir and jackets with Kashmiri embroidery are available. Don't pay more than 1000 for stoles and 1500 for shawls. Dont take that 100% Pashmina too seriously :) , But they have nice stuff you can pair with your casual outfits.

Home Decor
Beautiful variety of Showpieces and Decor stuff to chose from. You will also find good paintings. madhubani paintings are also available here. Price range varies according to the size, be a smart shopper here. You can do wonders to your home with these small additions.

Dilli haat has everything a girl needs. From jhumkis to anklets to neck pieces. And you must check the colors of the bangles they have. Bargain a lot with the jewellery stalls and they have different variety at each stall so pick something after the tour. Still I feel Janpath is better for junk jewellery. And they are a little expensive also than Janpath. 

Cutest jute baskets in different shapes is a must buy. Girls you can check out the jute bags also. They recently brought some new patterns of jute bags and new colors also. And suprisingly the baskets handle good amount of weight and the prices of the big baskets would be Rs.900-1000 small ones for Rs.500-600 and bags for Rs.300-400.

Paper Mache
Hand painted lampshades in paper mache and other variety are really mind-boggling. Price range for them would be Rs. 1000-2000. It is hand painted so a little expensive.

Dilli haat offers pure cotton khadi kurtas, Nehru jackets, shirts for boys and girls both. Amazing variety. Summer is just around the corner you can pick good colours and prints of cotton. They would cost around Rs.400-800.

Pick something in Leather
They have variety of satchels and waistcoats and other stuff. You can even ask a craftsman to custom the satchel for you. These babies are must have they look trendy and can be great addon to your collection. Don't pay more than 600-700 for satchel.

Lucknow’s chikan work is available in all sorts suit fabric, kurtas, stoles in such beautiful colour that it is hard to resist. From pastels to bright colour they have it all. Don't buy from the first stall you see, there are number of stalls selling chikankari, take a little round and then buy, you will be able to strike a good deal. 

Food from different states
Dilli haat has variety of cuisines. My personal favorite is Sikkim’s momos. And you dont want to miss some great cuisine at Kashmiri Stall. Yumm!!

 Kantha work saree
You will find beautiful Kantha work saree over here. You will not find many stalls of kantha work so bargaining gets a little difficult with them.

Juttis and Kholapuris
Jutti and a Kholapuri chappal is a for sure pick. But don't pay more than 400 for any footwear. They are a must haves but quiet uncomfortable for the first time, trick is to add some oil to make them soft around the ankle.

Last but not the least Silk
All type of silk from raw silk to Banarsi silk. Fabrics to dupattas. Everything. Check it out. Silk saree is one thing every women must own, here at dilli haat you will find variety of silks in different quality.

Have a guest visiting from USA?  Or someone visiting from south for the first time to Delhi, take them to Dilli haat and you can save yourself from the trouble from visiting different markets for their variety shopping.

Remember Bargaining is the Key, Make sure you cut the price by 50% and start bargaining.

Till next time....Keep it STYLISH By Nature !!
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