is unique in that it has representative outlets for the handicrafts
of each Indian state. This in it self presents a staggering array
of goods, and at very affordable prices. In the last decade there
has been a dramatic change in Delhi's markets. Upwardly mobile lifestyle
has led to greater sophistication in display and upgrading of various
markets in terms of availability of items.
On the left of this Zoo, there is Pragati Maidan. Founded in 1982
on the eve of Asian Games. Various Trade Fairs are being organised
throughout the year. States have found their permanent stalls here
with their products and merchandises. There are different museums
set up here on different items of Indology. Visit Nehru Pavilion,
Defense Pavilion, Indira Pavilion, Son of India Pavilion, Village
Complex comprising of 7 acres of land, Energy is Life, Craft Museum
with the collections of 20000 specimens of weaving products metal
products - Daru and wooden products- earthen moulds and images and
artifice along with other sculptural and cultural specimens for
your entertainment from 10-00 to 17-00. On holidays it remains open
till 20-00. At No 5 gate of Pragati, aiming at entertainment for
the children, Appu Ghar Amusement Park, 3318681 has been founded,
open from 12-00 to 20-00. Open from 12-00 to 20-00. Govt of India's
Tourist Dept have founded Open Air Theatre here at Killa. Opp to
it is Supreme Court.
One of Delhi's most popular shopping centres built as early as 1931
there is nothing that one cannot buy here and it also has several
eating houses. The state emporia buildings are also located in this
area so are the head offices of major banks, airlines and other
such things of importance to the tourist. The complex popularly
referred to as CP is an important meeting points for all sections
of people and is something which no tourist should miss if for nothing
else then for its architecture and the humdrum of everyday life.
Janpath is one of the busiest roads in New Delhi. Tourism Dept Office
of Govt of India is at 88 Janpath. You may seek their assistance
Monday to Friday from 9-00 to 18-00 and on Saturday from 9-00 to
13-00. Sunday closed. Janpath meets Rajpath going further south.
To the east of Rajpath is India Gate and to the west is Parliament
House and Rashtrapati Bhawan. To the further south there is the
posh area of New Delhi - Defence Colony, Lodhi Colony, Greater Kailash,
Basanta Bihar etc. Indira Gandhi International Airport is towards
further S-West from Rajpath via Dalhousie Rd/Sardar Patel Marg/Parade
Rd. On the way various foreign Consulates and Embassies there is
Diplomatic Enclave Chanakyapuri. Many star hotels are also located
It was the eyes and ears of the Mughal's commercial instincts and
is today one of the country's best known wholesale markets for textiles,
electronic goods and watches. The entire area was designed by Jahanara
Begum, Shah Jahan's favourite daughter and was then inhabited by
the well-to-do families of that time. There is however a word of
caution and that is that there are several elements who are believed
to be selling duplicate goods and the tourist needs to be careful
Food and Crafts Bazaar, opposite INA Market, is a one-stop shopping
place for tourists, which not only offers various arts and handicrafts
of India, but also a taste of the ethnic cuisine. Visitors can also
witness the different performing arts of the country.
The Haat presents a synthesis of craft, food and cultural activities.
Items range from kantha saris to intricate rose wood and sandalwood
carvings. One may also find beautiful footwear made of camel hide
and also handloom fabrics and drapery. A touch of opulence is added
with the vast treasure house of gems and bead ornaments. Live demonstration
by potters and artisans is also given.
The International food plaza serves as a venue for different food
festivals. In addition there are about twenty-five stalls from different
states serving the special food items of those states. The stalls
are let out for two years with the condition that they serve the
special dish of each state.
The open-air stage is the focal point for holding special music,
dance and other programs of different states. An entirely new vista
opens up and the scene changes dramatically as models draped in
traditional fabrics walk down the ramp in special shows.
The whole set-up and the sheer variety of items on display make
a visit to Dilli Haat an attractive proposition for one and all.
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