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A brief visit to Noida Haat

Noidahaat

It took two weeks, multiple passing-by observations, and one quick visit to decide to dedicate a day to Noida Haat. I remember being surprised by the infrastructure when I returned six months after the first Covid wave. My first thought was, “Oooh, finally. Itni dhool khane ke baad ye ban hi gya..”

Descend at Noida City Centre Metro station if you are coming from Metro. Noida Haat is built-in sector 33A, overlooking ISKCON temple and close to Logix Mall. It shares its limelight and a big part of the land with Chokhi-Dhani haveli, a well-known Rajasthani-themed arrangement. No tickets to visit Haat for now, but there is an entry fee for Chokhi-Dhani. The main entrance welcomes you with the flower decoration—a pinch of lighting, too. My auto-rickshaw dropped me at the parking gate. I didn’t have to go through a tine queue to peak a boo inside. ‘What’s this warm aroma’ was my second thought… ” Watch your steps, you’ll trip on the stairs,” was the first one.

The Haat opens at 09.30 and is hosting a fair, ‘Saras Ajeevika Mela 2022’ these days. I reached there in the evening. Atmosphere, liveliness, and decoration were all so captivating. Although I must admit the flamboyant brio I experienced could be because of the event.

Dance performances were neatly choreographed- Mostly Bharatnatyam. A proper stage is dedicated to the cultural program’s performers, only classic, nice; I thought until I saw them dancing at a Bollywood song ‘IndiaWale’ though it was just one Bollywood song and they also adhered to the patriotic till the end, so all good. Traditional activities such as archery (Bows are heavy), pottery, folk music, colorful shops of rural craftswomen, and multi-state cuisine kept me immersed for hours. After seeing the outcome, I don’t mind years of inconvenience.

Noidahaat
Noidahaat

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  1. Nice experience. Thanks for sharing the details… Please let us know what all things are available here and what one can expect here in Noida Haat. One more point I loved the name “Noida Haat”.

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