Dilli Haat

365photos 2011, Life in India, Self

It’s a permanent art and crafts bazaar located in south Delhi (very close to the INA metro station in case you are interested). Artisans from all Indian states showcase their wares and the shops are rotated periodically. It was shopping heaven. Guys you might be bored 🙂

A shop full of Madhubani paintings, done on handmade paper using vegetable dyes as colors. Talk of being environment friendly.

edit: Thank you Restless Mind for telling me the correct name of the paintings 🙂

Detail of a painting depicting Krishna with his Gopis

Mirror studded jewellery boxes

Embroidered bags

And more bags 🙂

And lovely colored bangles..

cute little handmade chairs used for who knows what

Little men happily playing music

A fantastic piece of art: Arjun's chariot carved in sandalwood. This baby cost a whopping 30000 INR (@ 900 USD)

wooden carved boat something similar to what you'd see in the backwaters of Kerala

I ended up with two beautiful wood murals. Photos prolly tomorrow coz I’m tired now.
All these are straight from the camera btw. Had no energy for processing.


56 thoughts on “Dilli Haat

    1. Lilly! you are back!! How are you? I had gotten worried!
      Thank you for coming by and commenting 🙂

      1. So sorry to have made you worry. I’m much better, thanks. Just really needed a ‘vacation’ from the dwelling. OK, the obsessing, lol.
        Have missed your posts. What a treat to come back to a whole stash of them to devour in one sitting on a lazy Sunday. 🙂

      2. oh no..you dont have to say sorry! Friends are people you don’t have to be answerable to 🙂 Glad to hear that you had a nice time off from the obsession 😀 And especially happy to hear that you enjoyed going through my posts! 🙂

    1. Thank you Nagender! Those words are music to my ears (or eyes..oh well u know what I mean). And the best part of photography. The perspective every individual brings to the same subject

    1. Hi VJ.. Thanks. Actually it was your photos that inspired me to visit in the first place. I had seen them a while ago 🙂

  1. One friend took me there last week, I loved the experience! 🙂

    PS – The best place is till the Kashmiri dhaba, who serve awesome Rajma-Chawal !

    1. Thanks for the tip Saurav. We were a bit lost on what to select and ended up trying the south Indian which was pretty good.

  2. Wonderful snaps! A couple of photos of the food at the stalls would have been really awesome! Especially the pork momos!

    Ok, i need to go before I start salivating on my keyboard.

    1. ha! Well I will go again and take food snaps especially for you Vineet. Thank you for stopping by 🙂

    1. Thank you! And it would be fun to go for a photo walk. I do need a guide around Delhi even though I have been here for over a year. Plus I rarely meet people in real life who understand the madness of clicking random mundane objects at weird angles 🙂

  3. I’ve been to both Dilli Haats. But the one in South Delhi is more interesting. A Comic Conventions was organized there in Feb. It was great.

  4. Wow!! :O… The handmade chotu motu rocking chair and the carved boatman are super awesome. Loved these pics. Keep ’em coming! 🙂


  5. Hopped across from Indiblogger and I’m glad. Been years since I went to Dilli Haat and now you’ve made me itch to get there. Totally captivating pictures. Thank You.

  6. Hey! Loved the pics! Being a Delhite makes us connect to it quickly 🙂

    The shots are very bright and brilliant. what camera do u have??

    There is an error in second pic description – it’s Madhubani painting and not madhupuri.



    1. I’m glad that you relate! Also thank you so much for the correction (I had a sneaky feeling I was remembering the name wrong). And they say the photographer makes the picture, not the camera 😉 Its a Nikon D40 with a 18-55mm lens.

      1. Dhami, well said about who makes a photograph!

        And am glad to see my mention in the edit.

        tk cr and keep clicking more such wonderful pics!


      2. Oh I was just kidding 🙂 And thank you for that. These artists need to be showcased more and making a mistake when talking about their work is not acceptable 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Ambika! And I am very happy that I inspired you to visit. The artists work hard and it would be great if my photos help them somehow.

  7. Wow, you’ve taken all the shots brilliantly. This looks like a gorgeous place 😦

    I am absolutely in love with the wooden boat from the last shot.

    1. Thanks Ayushi 🙂 It was indeed a treat. And I was enamored by the boat too. sadly I was on a budget 😦

  8. Great shots, Dhaami! I love how colorful everything is. I wish I could shop there, but lately I can’t even shop at home; saving up for a DSLR has severely cut down on my shopping sprees, but at least it’s a worthy cause :).

    1. Oh! I am saving up for an upgraded camera too and I know exactly how you feel. But don’t worry..it is worth it when you have the camera you want 🙂 Thank you for the nice words. Maybe you could visit India someday and I will take you shopping!

    1. 🙂 I am much better. Thank you! I am glad that you found them interesting Robert! And thank you for the kind words. The subjects were beautiful..all I had to do was point a camera

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