Delhi Series Part 4~ Dilli Haat

Delhi Series: Featuring stories, places of visit and pictures from my 3 years living in the capital of India, New Delhi

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Delhi Series Part 4 ~ Dilli Haat

Favorite Hang-out Place

Dilli Haat is a Indian cultural food cum crafts market based in South Delhi. It is run by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation. Dilli Haat is a one stop-shop with many arts and crafts venues with a plethora of food stalls, music, dance and cultural festivals all year round.


This place was my favorite hang out for every other weekend in my 3 years in Delhi.  Its too bad the pictures I have of this amazing place is either very grainy or written all over with love notes from pals. While living in Delhi, there was only 1 Dilli Haat.


Dilli Haat is like a kaleidoscope. Just like India. Every food stall, crafts and arts center will give you a glimpse of multicultural India.

Dilli Haat is a must visit on your trip to Delhi. Its currently open in 2 locations – I.N.A Market and Pitampura (opened in 2008)

Entry Fee – There is a nominal entry fee at the gate (ranging from 20-40 rupees). Security checks are conducted at gate.

Traditional Arts/Crafts

One of my favorites – knick-knacks like Rajathani key chains, bangles, accessories boxes. I own quite of few of these and they have flew with me wherever I go. Very Bohemian. And Chic

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Accessories, arts and more Image Source: glimpsesofindia.in

Food

Food, food and more food. Dilli Haat has food stalls from all states (provinces) of India – all to suit your taste and budget.

You can eat gul-gappas (street food – Flour, Spiced water, Onions, Potatoes, Chickpeas), dal-bhati-churma, goan fish curry and rice, rajma-chawal (pinto beans and rice) and of course butter chicken and naan (bread).

My Favorite: Momos and spicy chutney with Coke/fruit beer. Sikkim or Manipur food stalls were my go to place in Dilli Haat (INA Market). Nagaland food stall sold the amazing chilli pork!

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Food Stalls (Culinary) Image Source: hangouts.co.in

Cultural Fests

Every now and then Dilli Haat hosts local artists, musicians and other cultural fests. I remember attending a fest that showcased spiced pickle and traditional mouth fresheners.

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Image Source: So Delhi

Local Artists

I admire Dilli Haat as it allows local artists to showcase their art and expand their network. Mehndi artists, hair braiders, caricature artists, artists who can write your name on a rice!

Its amazing to see such talents.


  • Learn more about Dilli Haat here
  • Entry fee applies
  • Timings – 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (all days open)
  • Must Visit for – Culinary, Arts, Crafts, Shopping
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