You Shop, Eat & Dance At Dilli Haat But Do You Know Its History?

Where | Dilli Haat, INA

Dilli Haat was established jointly by Delhi Tourism, Government of Delhi, Ministry of Textiles & Ministry of Tourism. It opened its gates to the public in March 1994. In fact, unlike other such marketplaces, Dilli Haat is an open-air food plaza and craft bazaar.

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Dilli Haat sits on 6 acres of land – salvaged as part of a reclamation project and later transformed into a plaza. And unlike other traditional weekly markets, Dilli Haat is permanent. Additionally, one of the things that we love about Dilli Haat is its village-like feels.

The foundation work, small thatched roof cottages and kiosks give Dilli Haat a village atmosphere. In fact, while some shops are permanent, others are constantly rotated, usually every fifteen days.

In all, Dilli Haat has 62 stalls allotted on a rotational basis to craftsmen. They pay a sum of INR 100 per day for a maximum period of 15 Days. Around 2003, Dilli Haat became fully wheelchair-accessible, including an accessible bathroom.

Over the years, Dilli Haat became a hub of crafts, music, dance and cultural festivals. Moreover, India’s first comic convention, Comic Con India was organized at Dilli Haat, INA, in February 2011.

So, what do you think? Did you learn anything new about Dilli Haat today?

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