Dilli Haat is a must visit for anybody who wants to pick up handicrafts directly from the artisans who create them.
An innovative concept that keeps changing and reinventin itself, so each visit feels new. This gated market (for want of a better descriptor) is built to resemble a traditional village market place (or Haat) with little individula stalls that are rented to artisans for a week or so at a time. Artisans from across the country come here to sell their wares.
As part of the CWG experience, Delhi Tourism has organised Master Creation 2010 at Dilli Haat. Plenty of artisans who have won National Awards for their intricate work have set up stalls and are selling exquisite wares. While textiles dominate (saris, shawls, stoles, salwar kameez, bedsheets) there are rugs, stone and metal carving and other crafts on display too.
They were also showcasing a different state each day, but I think this is now over. The day I visited, Arunachal Pradesh was in focus.
You can also try out a variety of food from across the country at this venue.This time I ate at the Assamese Stall.
Do visit if you are looking for exclusive items of clothing. The master craftsmen have some beautiful and unique handworked items on offer.