If crafts and cultures of different countries interests you, spend a day at Dastkar South Asian Bazaar. I had a great time here last year splurging on clothes and crafts from different parts of the country. The fair gets bigger and better this time with craftsmen coming in from neighbouring countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Afghanistan. So you can choose from Pakistani ajrakh block printing, phulkari from Punjab; Shibori tie-dye from Bangladesh or an intricate weave from Bhutan. The prices are slightly on the higher side but you can pick up several exquisite pieces that you’d be proud of possessing. Of course, there is a variety of food options from streets of various regions. It’s a colourful place to spend a Sunday even if you do not use your wallet much.
Entry Fee: Rs 20
Dates: 23rd August – 1st September 2013
Timings: 11 am – 8 pm
Venue: NATURE BAZAAR Kisan Haat, Andheria More, Anuvrat Marg, New Delhi. (Tip: Avoid parking hassles and take the metro; it is right next to Chhatarpur Metro Station)
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