Firstly, it is an open-air food and handicraft bazaar with a rustic ambience in the heart of South Delhi. Dilli Haat run by Delhi Tourism has small shops with thatched roofs reminiscent of a village market. The other delhi shopping markets are structured shopping markets in comparison. Take a leisurely stroll in this Delhi Shopping Market. Every time you visit this market you can see new vendors with new products. It will certainly be a unique experience.
Craftsmen from various Indian States display their products – with mobile artisans arriving by rotation. You can find traditional Indian wear for the entire family, with ethnic designs and in vibrant colours. Women can shop for salwar-kameez, skirts, sarees, dupattas, shawls and stoles. it is all available in Dill Haat. That is what is noteworthy.
The Indian ethnic embroidered closed-toe sandals, jhootis – also called mojaris – for men, women and children are a good buy. It is likely. Made of raw leathers – often-camel leather, this traditional footwear with a pointed front were worn by the royals, studded with real gold and gems. They turn comfortable only after use. Modern variations now sport sequins, paints and beads and are shaped like shoes, thumb-ring chappals and criss-cross sandals. Kolhapuris and jute/bamboo shoes are also available.
Check out the Juttie Maker in Dilli Haat.
Shops that sell home linen, accessories and handicrafts offer variety in colour, design and range and prices are reasonable. Pashmina shalws & stoles from Kashmir, Kulu caps & woolen caps from Himachal Pradesh, silver filigree work from Odisha, wood carvings & cotton durries from South India and chiken work kurtas from Lucknow are all available here. You can walk around, check the prices & bargain. Look out for traditional bangles, beaded necklaces, bracelets & belts.
There is a variety of street food that is available. Hot paratas, chana baturas, idly, doasa & chinese noodles & momos are some of them. You can also buy pickles, pappads, tea & and an assortment of digestives made from raw mango and tamarind.
The INA shopping Market, which is famous for fresh food, imported cheese, breakfast cereals, meat & fresh food is just across Dilli Haat. Dilli haat is value for money and the best Delhi shopping market in Delhi for tourists. Entry is by ticket.
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