The weather was good...not very hot...but yes very humid...:-) so we guys decided to go to Dilli Haat. Well it was an impromptu visit...wanted to stay away from being the MallRats and away from the big screen today.
Dilli Haat was started a few years back..it was to be a hub set in a rustic ambience and showcasing the talents of the various artisans across India. For a couple of years THIS was the place apart from Janpath in Connaught Place and Sarojini Nagar Market to get good handicrafts and clothes and a lot of other knick knacks at very affordable prices...and then Dilli Haat became popular.
This was made on top of a nallah / drain
Popularity made this a tourist place and then the NGOs descended on Dilli Haat...and I guess that was the end of the bargains and good stuff.
Well..this is still a place to roam around and have some good food from the food kiosks within the premises.
Almost all the states of India have their kiosks there. For me this is the attraction :-)
Ssslllllllllllllllllllluuuuuuuuuurrrrrpppp!!! Drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrooooooooooooooooooollllll!!! mmmmmmmmm food
From kashmiri food (wouldnt recommend this) where Tin Cocks are served..highly recommnded to the people with iron deficiency and to "Open Happiness" to Rajasthani thalis, daal bhati churma ..to the Bengali fish & Mishti Dohi to the Maharashtrian Vada paavs...all available here. A decent meal for two , where one would feel like a stuffed Turkey costs about INR 600 max.
Oh yes..momos and chowmien are the staple preference for most.
Dont forget to the Matka Kulfi too.
Today we went on one of those days, which is a change over day..the theme changes and the artisans and the shops change. Hence very less crowded.
I like these days as my money stays my money and doesnt become the artisans ;-)...I guess the married men out there would relate to this.
well you guys must be thinking where are the colors?
Clicked some photos of the colors there. Have a look. All taken from Nokia N97 :-) some pics are blurred so peer hard to see them ;-)
|Post entering Dilli Haat. Crowdless and no noise pollution :-)|
|Bangles and bangles. Just need a BoJangle now|
|Elephants & Camels from Rajasthan A birds eye view|
|Bracelets & Rings|
|Curtain screens..Peta guys shouldn't see these hung animals :-)|
|Hang down your Tom Dooley...more Pachyderms|
|Sea Shell Earings to make all fairer sex look even more prettier :-)|
|More Seashell Earings;'.. no wonder the women all look so nice ;-)|
|The shopkeeper who took my money :-)|
|Ladels & Spoons...This is when I get Hungrrrrryyyyy!!!|
|Sea Shell from which the pearls come out ;-)|
|Dilli Haat getting ready for the next theme|
|Bangles - yeah sea shells again|
|I believe I can fly!!|
|Cobblestoned artea outside..good place to get Chai, Papad etc|