Dilli Haat Janakpuri- a cultural complex in West Delhi
As you enter the Dilli Haat Janakpuri situated in West Delhi, you would be amazed to see the work of various artisans from various states in all over India. In the year 2014, this haat was created and was open to public in the month of July of that year. It is a wonderful weekend gateway and you must be there if you want something unique. The place is suitable to visit with family and friends. It is not only an open market but also there are other things to see around. After exploring the haat you may enter the world of music, which is a music library. Also there is an auditorium for performing cultural events. So overall the place is a full entertainment. And moreover the market is much more open and spacious as compared to other two nearby haats in Pitampura and INA. The haat is spread over an area of 10 arches of land and is the best destination if you are a lover of tradition and culture. Art and craft, music and food had made it a heaven for the visitors.
About Dilli Haat Janakpuri
The haat is installed with huge number of shops including few air conditioned shops, some shops are there on the open platforms and more than hundred shops sell eye catching crafts products. The best time to go there is winter season but if you are there on summer then AC shops would give you much relief. Not only shops there are food counters where mobs are waiting for having cuisines from all over the world. They serve Indian as well as International cuisines and you would love to grab it. The place is definitely a paradise for the shoppers. Great effort is being taken to keep the environment free from litters and visitors should maintain cleanliness in the haat premise.
The structure and design of Dilli Haat Janakpuri has been beautifully planned where you can see combination of both traditional and contemporary designs. The AC shops are equipped with bamboo structures on the top and the walls showcase traditional paintings that makes it look like a village and on the other hand giving comfort like that of a luxurious palace. The large AC food court is further extended into shaded quads for providing shades in case it becomes crowded. The main attraction of the haat is the four huge bamboo basket houses for outdoor activities. One basket house stands near the entry point that provides information and the other basket house is a café. The third one is a music centre while the fourth one houses a museum.
The main attraction of the Dilli Haat is the music library where you would come across various books and CDs of Indian artists. Other than books there are various musical instruments of India that you would be amazed to see. On the other side there is an auditorium hall built over an area of 960 square meters that exhibits seminars, events and many more cultural activities for public in general. Moreover the hall also represents itself as an amphitheater on the top with more than 800 seating gallery for performing sporting or dramatic events. The structure helps control huge number of spectators. The outer part of the hall is well decorated with plants making the roof top look green. And very soon the haat would be featured with air conditioned auditorium with latest equipments and technology that would serve as the biggest such auditorium in Delhi.
Other special features on Dilli Haat Janakpuri
The place is a nice option for people of all ages. There is also option for staying in a dormitory with eighty beds and facility of public toilets is there too. To keep the place clean many more features have been added to it such as garbage dumping space, water treatment plant and sewage treatment plant. And furthermore visiting there is fully safe for the common public as CCTV is installed at every corner. Parking facility is there at the surface area where people can keep more than 200 cabs and 2 to 3 buses. And if that is not enough, then the basement area is there where you can park more than 50 cars and almost hundred two-wheelers. Facilities of lifts and escalators are there for all. Sewage treatment and rain water harvesting is done that adds to its eco friendly features.
Useful details on Dilli Haat Janakpuri
It charges 20 INR for adults to enter the haat and that of children is free. If you are going by metro then you have to get down at Tilak Nagar station or Janakpuri West. And if you are going by your own vehicle then do not hesitate as there is enough space for parking. Local transport facilities are there that avails buses, auto rickshaws making it easier for the local people to reach there. The bus station near the Dilli Haat is Hari Nagar Depot Bus Stop. There is ample space for parking, so going on own vehicle is time saving and you can enjoy your moments peacefully. The haat is opened on all days of the week and it starts its day from 11 in the morning and goes on till 10 at night.
For extraordinary ethnic collections do visit Dilli Haat Janakpuri and add charm to your style as well as house. This is not only an option for the nearby city dwellers but also it attracts people from other far off cities. The plan is to bring together all the artistic people and showcase their creativity. The place is a full pack of amusement and vibration. Also you can find some new handmade crafts including bags and clothes. Among the three haats, this one seems to be the best as here you experience the taste of India at the food courts and buy the customized materials that have been beautifully designed by common artistic people. There is really something new to explore inside the Dilli haat complex.