Surajkund Crafts Mela is an annual fest that takes place in Faridabad, Haryana. It is one of the most popular and largest fairs in the world where the footfall is estimated in millions. In February 2018, the 32nd edition of the event will be organized. It is a joint venture of the Haryana Tourism and Surajkund Craft Mela Authority and is considered as one of the most significant tourism events in Haryana. A lot of national and international tourists visit this Mela. You can experience a vivid mixture of tradition, culture, art, craft, music, dance, etc, which would overwhelm your heart with joy. Moreover, the colorful ambiance and the immersive cultural ethos in the place will surely delight once you visit this vibrant festival.
Surajkund Mela not only represents the richness and diversity of India through skilled Indian craftsmen, artisans, weavers, and workers but also provides an opportunity to SAARC nations to show their talent. The natural craft involved in the handlooms, handicrafts and cultural fabrics demonstrate the diversity of the culture of India. Pottery, sculptures, embroidery, weaving items can also be seen in the Mela along with metal work and wooden work.
Other than the art and craft, there are a lot of cultural programs, open-air theatres and chaupals at the Mela which glorify the surroundings of the place. Various folk artists come from different parts to perform here.
This year, Surajkund Mela will have Uttar Pradesh as the theme state. Uttar Pradesh is one of the most popular and largest states in India which has a rich tradition in history. So, the footfall expected this year is relatively high.
Food is an important aspect of the Surajkund Crafts Mela. You can get cuisines from nearly all states of India and experience the joy of eating numerous Indian dishes. Fast food lovers will not be disappointed as some fast food stalls are also there.
The Inception of Surajkund Mela
The term Surajkund means “the Lake of the Sun”. There was a Tomar chieftain named Surajpal who built a sun pool and amphitheater there. Surajkund is an artificial lake constructed in the backdrop of the Aravalli hills. Surajkund was a simple tourist destination, but in 1987, the first Surajkund Mela was organised and after that, it became one of the most popular tourist sites of Haryana where centuries-old crafts and traditions of India are given importance
What are the main attractions of this Crafts Mela?
The main attractions of this crafts mela are:
- You get familiar with culture, traditions, music and dance forms of various states of India
- Diversity and ethnicity of India can be experienced under a single roof.
- You can treat yourself to sumptuous food and cuisines from all the states of India.
- A lot of buyers and sellers meet which leads to growth in their business.
FAQs About Suraj Kund Mela:
What are the date and timings of Surajkund Crafts Mela?
Surajkund Crafts Mela will begin on 2 February and will end on 18 February 2018. The timings will be 10:30 am to 8:30 p.m.
What is the cost of tickets?
Cost of tickets ranges from Rs. 120 (weekdays) to Rs. 180. (Sat, Sun)
What is the theme of Surajkund Crafts Mela 2018?
This year the theme state for the Mela is Uttar Pradesh.
How to reach The Surajkund Crafts Mela?
You can reach by metro rail, road or train as per your convenience.
Metro: The nearest metro station is Badarpur Metro station. You can take an auto or cab to reach the venue.
Road: One can easily reach Surajkund as Faridabad is well-connected to Gurgaon, Delhi, Noida and other places.
Rail: The nearest railway station is New Delhi Railway Station.