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Nature Bazar 2015 {Dastkar}

By 00:50 Wednesday, 25 November 2015 , , ,



Where: Andheria Mod, Chhattarpur {walking distance from Chhattarpur metro station}
When: 14th- 30th November 2015
Entry: Rs. 20 per person

I have been following Dastkar’s Facebook Page since quite a while and always wanted to visit the annual Nature Bazaar- and so I did! It’s actually a very refined version of Dilli Haat, the number of stalls and the premises are pretty small, and I mean this is a good way. The payment mechanism is standardised {and a little annoying} to keep a check- every time you buy something you have to clear the bill on a separate payment booth and come back to the stall to pick up the product. If you love all things Indian and colourful, do visit!





Shop

You can pick up some great textiles, especially silk, chanderi, maheshwari and cotton from Nature Bazaar. My favourite was Rangsutra, a Non-Profit enterprise that gives better commercial opportunities to the weavers of Rajasthan. Kurtis, skirts, sarees- I bought it all! If you’re a fan of leather chappals, you’ll find some classic handmade designs at one of the stalls. You’ll also find quite a lot of leather bags majorly suede, camel leather and embroidered leather. One can never have enough tribal jewellery and Dastkar has two amazing stalls for the same, though the prices are a little high! You can also shop for woollens- Kullu shawls and jackets, knitted caps and mufflers, pashminas etc.





There’s a huge stall dedicated to garden and home décor accessories- too much prettiness! There’s also a small nursery to pick up beautiful plants from. You’ll also find herbal and organic skin products for winters.

Eat

There isn’t much variety when it comes to food and the prices are kind of absurd- Rs. 110 for a vada pao- go figure. There’s almost one stall each of Rajsthani, Bihari, North Indian, Chinese, and Continental food at the small food court. I stuck to Kachori Aloo and Matka Chaach {cost me 90 bucks in all} and it was the BEST! Besides this, there’s a small Tibetan food stall {for momos, OF COURSE!} and an organic food café {for a great variety of tea} near the entrance.

Dance

The dancers will come from time to time and perform different Indian folk dances on the central dais for everyone to watch {and Snapchat}.


Bargain?

Nah. Sadly, almost all the vendors have fixed prices and blatantly refuse to bargain! Save your time.


That's it! Feel free to ask anything else you want to know in the comments.

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