The newly opened Dilli Haat at Janakpuri is resulting in to traffic nightmares in that area but this is indeed worth a dekko. It has a stone bamboo facade and the architecture is unique. The stalls are like round cells, somewhat like honeycomb, with designer iron grill gates, that double up as mounts for the ware
The amphitheater is sprawling, and in front of the backdrop of trees, is very scenic.
The food court reminds of Pragati Maidan. It is an enclosed area, and has plastic chairs and tables as sitting arrangement. Burgers, pizza and chaat are the most popular dishes.
The goods available are not the traditional Indian craft variety. For that, one would still need to go to the INA Dilli Haat. The Janakpuri Haat carries clothes, costume ornaments, bags and some home décor, mostly the Sarojini/Lajpat Nagar variety. This is a deviation from the philosophy behind Dilli Haat that was established to be a market where traditional crafts people, from all over India, would get a chance to sell their ware directly to the customers (no middle men / commissions / price mark ups).
The parking system is also very chaotic and the parking attendants are only concerned about any other issue but collecting the fees from outgoing vehicles.
However, the architectural thought behind this Haat is modern and commendable and we hope it eventually becomes an alternative to the origial INA Dilli Haat, not only in terms of destination, but also, the goods that are available.