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7 Things To Do In Dilli Haat To Spend A Memorable Time

Dilli haat is a popular hangout spot for Delhiites. From lip-smacking cuisine to authentic items you'll find everything here.
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Delhi has several wonderful places to visit that appeal to people of all ages. One of these spots is Dilli Haat, in INA market, which is the beating heart of every Delhiite. It's a popular hangout spot for Delhi residents, and it has a lot to offer visitors. Especially for foodies and shopping lovers, this place is nothing short of an utopia. 

Dilli Haat INA was built in the early 90s jointly by Delhi Tourism Department, Government of Delhi, Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India.

From shopping to savouring mouth watering food and everything in between, this guide will tell you what all you can do in Dilli Haat:

How To Reach Delhi Heart?

Dilli Haat is situated in South Delhi, opposite INA market. 

The nearest metro to Dilli Haat is: Dilli Haat INA (Pink and yellow line). 
You can easily take an auto, bus or hire a cab.

  • Distance From Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3: 16.5 km
  • Distance From New Delhi Railway Station: 12.5 km
  • Distance From Kashmiri Gate Bus Stand: 15 km
  • Distance from Connaught Place: 7.3 Km

Entry fee: 

  • 30/person for Adults
  • 20/ person for Children (upto 12 years of age)
  • 100/ person for Foreign Tourists

Timings: 10:30 am – 10:00 pm (7 days a week)

Things To Do In Dilli Haat:

1. Shopping Paradise:

Dilli haat is a perfect place for shopping for various items at reasonable prices. From ethnic wear, Kashmiri shawls to stunning artificial jewelleries (from jhumkis to anklets to neck pieces) and so much more. Everywhere you'll take your eyes, you'll be enchanted by the vibrant varieties present all over the market. 

The government expressly established this market to provide a space for artisans to sell their wares. It has the appearance of a weekly rural market (called a haat). 

The handicrafts market is run by those craftsmen only who are registered with D.C.Handicrafts. You may save a lot of money if you know how to bargain.

2. Home Decor

dilli haat home decor

Every corner of the haat is surrounded by beautiful home decor items ready to be sold. Each stall showcases the art and culture of its respective region. You'll find so many options here that you'll be torn between which ones to take home and which ones to leave behind. You'll find furniture, lanterns, paintings and sculptures, antiques, and other items in a wide range of styles that will wow you.

3. Hair Braiding

You'll find several women sitting with threads ready to braid your hair even before you enter Dilli Haat's gates. You can even get your hair braided from there which will give you a gorgeous and cool look. Getting hair braided here is very popular in the Delhi Haat complex.

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4. Authentic Cuisines From Different States

authentic cuisine

The best part about visiting Dilli Haat is getting to try food from different states, all at one place. You will find a wide range of food options available here including Kashmir to Sikkim, to Kerala, in a comfy and cosy environment. Savour lip-smacking food in Dilli Haat and get amazed. 

5. Vibrant Photography

In the midst of so many vibrant shops selling a range of items, keeping them as a background can work as a beautiful backdrop for photography. Additionally, seeing the whole of India united, with items and cuisine from all states, makes Dilli haat one of the most popular spots for photographers.

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6. Beautiful Mehendi

dilli haat mehendi

As soon as you enter the complex of Dilli Haat, you will find women with their Mehendi cones ready to adorn your hand with beautiful designs.

7. Tarot Card Reading

Tarot card reading is available at a number of stalls in Dilli Haat. You can find a professional tarot card reader who can foretell your future and give you suggestions about it.

The lively stalls in Dilli Haat are rotated among sellers every fifteen days for a nominal price of Rs.100 per day. The place also holds a number of entertaining festivals such as the food festival, mango festival, and summer festival.

Visit Dilli haat for a wonderful experience. Share your experience with us by commenting on our Facebook or Instagram pages.

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