At 10 am on 23rd October 2013, we left for INA market. It was a pleasant day, which added to our already raised spirits and enthusiasm. On the bus-ride to the market we played games and got the chance to interact with each other in a more informal way than we do in class.When we reached our destination, we congregated at Dilli Haat for a briefing by Chef Vishal Apte before we set out to INA market.
As we entered the market the smell of meat overpowered our senses. It was difficult to breathe in there. But the variety of food items we got to see compensated for the smell. There were different types of fruits and vegetables which we had never seen before. There were many varieties of mushrooms. We also saw the way they kill a chicken which was quite unpleasant. There were different variants of fish, prawns, crab and squid. Along with all this, there were many dry fruit shops, clothes shops and shops selling street-food etc. There were also many shops which dealt in imported products. You name a food item and they would have it.
For lunch we went to DilliHaat. India is a mix of many cultures and all different cultures here stay together, travel together and eat together. Dilli Haat offers you a glimpse of that. Inside, there are various handicraft stalls selling artwork and ethnic wear from across the country. One can find food stalls of almost any Indian state here.
We left for our University at 2:40 pm. It was a great experience and we enjoyed and learnt a lot from the visit. We all are looking forward to more exposure and such amazing experiences. A big thank you to our faculty members because of whom this visit was made possible.