Dilli Haat is an open-air food plaza and cradia, and from a variety of cultural traditions of India. Unlike the traditional weekly market, the village Haat, Dilli Haat is permanent. It is located in the commercial centers of South Delhi, opposite INA market. The 6 acres of land on which this complex is situated was salvaged as part of a reclamation project and transformed into a plaza. Extensive foundation work, small thatched roof cottages and kiosks give the plaza a village atmosphere. Some shops are permanent but other sellers are rotated, usually for fifteen days. Products offered may include rosewood and sandalwood carvings, embellished camel hide footwear, sophisticated fabric and drapery, gems, beads, brassware, metal crafts, and silk and wool fabrics. A number of shows promoting handicrafts and handlooms are held at the exhibition hall in the complex. To sell wares, there is an application process and spaces are allocated according to which state the seller is from. In all, Dilli Haat, INA Market has 62 stalls allotted on a rotational basis to craftsmen a payment of INR 100 per day for a maximum period of 15 Days.
Dilli Haat, INA Market is accessed through INA underground station of Delhi Metro, which opened in 2010; while Dilli Haat, Pitampura is serviced by Netaji Subhash Place Metro Station. It is situated on Ring Road Near AIIMS. From NDLS Rly station you can reach by Delhi Metro. From Delhi Airport You can Reach by bus crossing AIIMS. Dilli Haat is now opened in Janak Puri too which is in West Delhi. The best way to reach there is by taking metro till Janak Puri East station and from there you can either take metro shuttles or an auto rickshaw to Dilli Haat.
The craftsmen who are registered with D.C.Handicrafts are the ones who are eligible to find a place at the Dilli Haat. The stalls selling handicrafts are allotted on a rotational basis to craftsmen who come from all corners of India at nominal payment for a period of 15 Days. This ensures that visitors get to buy authentic wares at prices that have not been inflated by high maintenance costs.
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