Saturday, November 8, 2014

Dilli Haat : Delhi ' s Cultural Nerve Center

Delhi, the capital city of India, is enjoying the best weather of the year. As autumn is setting in, the sunny days are very enjoyable with the mornings and evenings having a slight chill. It's the kind of weather which urges you to step out and enjoy every second of the pleasent day. 

As a ritual, a trip to one of Delhi ' s culturally most active place is a must in this season. Delhi Haat, is an open-air food plaza and cradia. It is place where artisans and artists from different states of india come and showcase their goods and talent.

Shops in small thatched roof cottages and kiosks give the plaza a village atmosphere.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.












Occasionally fests are held in Dilli Haat where in artists from different parts of India come and perform and show their talent.



It was indeed a day well spent in Dilli Haat. I was so culturally motivated by watching the performances by talented artists and by seeing the variety of handicrafts that various craftsmen had to showcase.!

26 comments:

Franchesca Cruz said...

India's culture is so rich. I really need to visit this country soon. Thanks for sharing this with us!

Amie Hu said...

Great post, I learnt quite a bit on this Delhi activity :) Not very familiar with India's cultures, but I ought to read up more!

P/S: Will be great if you can enlarge your lovely pics ;)

papaleng said...


I have plenty of Indian writers friends, and they are in unison in saying. I go visit Delhi to see the beautiful city and witness its culture. Might go there .

Tiffany Yong W.T. said...

That looks like a very traditional place for tourist to visit! I love all the rich colours and culture + historical buildings etc...

Debarpan said...

I myself went onto delhi several times and I love to visit there again and again.

Raymond Vasquez said...

Would love to visit Delhi soon. I saw my idol T. Harv also visited the place and he was having a great time. :-)

Mia Foo said...

it looks like a very good place for those travel photography fanatics to visit! i'll love to visit some day!

Gillian Ong said...

interesting post! learnt quite a lot about delhi! thank you!

Vanessa said...

Dilli Haat looks so colorful and full of life, I can feel the very spirit of this marvelous place watching your vivid and expressive photos. Wish I were there, too.

Franc said...

They have a lot of crafts in Dilli Haat. They also have a rich heritage with their dances and traditions.

Louise Banta said...

I've always admired India as a whole for the rich culture. I'm so in love with the items especially those house displays like plates, etc. Hoping some time soon, I would be able to pay India a visit. :)

Sim @ SimsLife.co.uk said...

So much colour, I could easily get lost in a market place like that for hours! I can imagine the smell of sandalwood is amazing! Stunning images Simone x

Suzanne said...

Wow, there are tons of lovely items to purchase here. I would be for sure spending a lot of money, LOL

Nicol said...

id love to visit places like this in india one day

Prasad Np said...

Dilli Haat is my all time favorite and I need to visit soon once again

Phylicia Marie Pineda said...

Delhi is definitely one of my must visit places for cultural immersion, is this Delhi Haat just for this season? or is it occurring annually?

kareen liez said...

Oh those stuffs! If I get there, I 'll make sure to allocate a budget for those! Worth collecting!

Aditya Nath Jha said...

THanks for this awesome post. Delhi is indeed an amazing city with lots of variety!

Hey its me gautam said...

I love this place,....I always go to Delhi haat with my Sister in law whenever I go to Delhi.

Hey its me gautam said...

I love this place,....I always go to Delhi haat with my Sister in law whenever I go to Delhi.

Fatemah Sajwani said...

Visiting local crafts shops are always fun. I love khusaas. So glad to see the similarity between India and Pakistan!
Btw Happy Indepence Day love!
May our countries Stay Blessed and happy!

Pooja Kawatra said...

I have very fond memories of dilli haat during my college time when almost every week we used to spend the time there and lovely food outlets to relish the food.

Arpita Mohanty said...

I love local markets..from artifacts to chapals to jewelleries to apparel..you get everything at an affordable rate...the only thing I hate is bargaining cause I am such a bad bargain shopper :P

jinky acosta said...

The place looks great especially the delightful store and experience places to buy genuine handicrafts.

Kalliopi Sakellariou said...

This looks so amazing!!!!A totally different culture than mine!Sure a must visit pace!

lee rosales said...

Induan culture is so rich. I love the antiques