The Dillihaat Tourism provides the craftsmen who are registered with the D.C.Handicrafts to place their things in the bazaar. There are 62 in all stalls that are allotted to the craftsmen from different part of Indiaon 15 days rotational basis, so that each and every craftsman gets opportunity to place their things and products for sale.They have to pay a mere amount of INR 100/- for a period of 15 days.This methodology ensures that the visitors can buy thethings at the prices that are not inflated by the high cost of maintenance.
Te visitors can also enjoy the authentic dishes served from different regions of India under single roof. The food plaza in the dillihaatoffers the multi cuisine like momos of Sikkim, Kahwa& Kebabs of Jammu, Bamboos hot chicken of Nagaland, Pooranpoli of Maharashtra and Dhokla of Gujarat. There are 25 different stalls that offerdishes representing different regions of India and they are served in a Eco friendly way.
The dillihaatpresents the look and feel of traditional rural village market or haat, but it is made in such a way that it suits the need of contemporary. In DilliHaat, one can see the combination of crafts, cultural activity and food. The craft and food bazaar is thehouse filled with treasure of Indian culture, ethnic cuisine and handicrafts. One must visit the area to experience the beauty of culture and to purchase the ethnic wares, different delicacies featuring different states on India or to feel relaxed with the art performance done by specialized artists.
The DilliHaatwill take you to the magical world displaying the rich Indian heritage and culture, as it displays culturalactivities, panorama of craft and multiple cuisines. There are 200 craft stalls in the bazaar that sells the utilitarian, native and ethnic products brought from all over the country under single roof.
The project set up with the support of NDMC, D.C. (Handicrafts) & D.C. (handlooms) and Delhi tourism,Govt. of India & Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Textiles. The main aim by this setup is to encourage needy and small craftsmen from all over the country to sustain and put-forth the cultural heritage that of the Indian soil. The organizer makes sure that the prices are moderate and this is done by continuous interaction between the sellers and buyers.
DilliHaat is located at the commercialarea of South Delhi and opposite to INA market on the Sri Aurbindo marg. The bazaar is situated at the 6 acres land, which was salvaged to be part of the reclamation project and then it was transformed into a dream project of “DilliHaat”. The Haatis developed with extensive foundation work with small roof cottages that provides village atmosphere. This look of the Haathas made it anattractive place for the visitors.The Haat means weekly market in semi-urban, rural and urban India.
The Dillihaat is not justa shopping place but it also visualizes the traditional culture, where the rural life and folk arts are combined and brought closer to the urban city.This place gives an opportunity to the craftsmen to demonstrate their talents and skills to the thousands visitors who come and visit the place.
The haat was inaugurated in the month of March in 1994 and since then more than 50,000it has been house to the handloom artisans and handicrafts. The overall sale of the bazaar has been estimated to be 3 hundred cores.The complex also offers recreational destination to visitors, who are tired of their daily chores. This place can be enjoyed in the evening under the artificial lightingsand even one can enjoy the multi cuisine stalls placed at food plaza.
The complex also has 25 stalls related to different cuisines from different parts of state and Union Territories, an exhibition hall, small shopping stalls featuring gift items, and an open stage used to perform cultural events by the artists flowing from different states, there is a separateplayingarea for children.