Monday, February 25, 2013

A day in Dilli Haat

For everything you could ask for and more! Dilli haat is an all year round bazaar for the best art from all over India. Almost every state has a shop here, so get ready to experience a mini handicraft trial of India through the lanes in the haat. An additional treat - you also get to watch the artists at work!

Shop till you drop: Antique-finish home accents, leather puppets, tribal art, brass bells, Lucknowi kurtas, leather bags, pottery... and don't feel shy to bargain- start with half of what they ask for.

and then... we eat! It's hard to choose from over 50 food stalls with cuisines from every region of the country. I finally settled for rava dosa and masala chai at the organic food stall in a quiet green corner. Perfect winter outing.

an artist at work
 leather art from Andhra Pradesh
 pots and the potter

 someone's lost!
got this sweet elephant bed cover