Surajkund Mela is hosted by Haryana Tourism Department annually in the place named “Surajkund” in the state Faridabad. More than 20 countries from Europe, South Asia, Africa are actively participating in this traditional fair & showcase their talent in crafts as well as culture. It is known to be the largest international crafts Mela. It’s the best place for tourist attractions. The main motive behind this fair is to promote the talent in the local artisan of each & every state of our country. In this way Rural craftsmanship is boosted & the export of local handloom will be done. Various types of handmade merchandise are being displayed from every state which can be bought in this fair.
Surajkund Mela Dates & timings:
This fair will be going to be held from 1st February 2020 to 17th February 2020.The timings for this fair will be 10:20 am.to 8:30 p.m.
Surajkund Mela Ticket Prices:
The entry tickets for this fair will be Rs.120/-(Weekdays) to Rs.180/-(Weekends) per person. The differently–abled persons, Senior citizens etc can take the rebate of 50% on the entry tickets. You can buy tickets through Bookmyshow.com
Surajkund Mela Theme:
Every year the organizing committee decides the theme of this traditional fair which is based on a particular state of India. Last year in 2019 it was based on the state “Maharashtra”. This year 2020 the state of “Himachal Pradesh” has been chosen to represent their culture, activities, handicrafts, traditions, heritage as a theme on the glance.
Things that can be buy-in Surajkund Fair:
India is full of skills & creative range of handmade products. These artistic products can be made from each & every corner of our nation. Surajkund Mela is the world’s largest fair in which you can buy a wonderful range of handcrafted products. There are a variety of things which can be purchased:
- Decorative home accessories
- Wall paintings
- Terracotta items
- Chickenkari sarees & salwar suits
- Handwork dupatta
- Banarasi sarees
- Brass work items
- Organic goods
- Natural & herbal cosmetics
- Flowers & plants
- Stoneware products
- Phulkari work dupattas
- Handmade soaps
- Pickles & grocery items
- Cane & wooden furniture
A wide variety of food stalls are available at this fair. You can enjoy multicuisine under one roof. It’s the best place for foodies as well. Delicious food will be served from different states & regions. Whether you want to have street style food or eager to have traditional food, it’s all available there & you can enjoy your shopping with perfect dine out.
At Surajkund Mela You will come across beautifully decorated stalls belonging to different states. They are designed in the form of hut shaped. People from different cities as well as from different countries come here to enjoy Indian culture & traditions in the form of a big crafted Mela. The different stalls showcase & represent their states in this fair. It has stalls that display various kinds of clay crafts & pottery articles & products. These stalls also function as their workshops where they are continuously making products. The stalls mainly display paperwork, woodwork, metalwork, embroidery, sculpture, weaving, cane crafts, etc.
How to Reach:
The Surajkund Crafts Mela in Faridabad (Haryana) is being organized in the Surajkund Tourist complex of Haryana Tourism. This tourist complex is about 8 km from South Delhi & about 24 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport. You can reach there by road, train, metro or as per your convenience.ie, Car/Bike. You can also take the taxi to reach the destination.
Everyone can easily reach to this place as Faridabad city is well connected with Noida, Delhi & Guru gram as well.
Surajkund Mela has enough parking spaces for all kinds of vehicles’ Rickshaws & Golf Carts are also available for people convenience. Special walk-friendly ramps had been made for the smooth movements of the pedestrians. Separate toilets are also available there for Men, Women & Physically disabled people.RO drinking water facilities are also present in the premises.
Cultural Programmes & Performances:
A wide variety of cultural programs held in the Surajkund Mela festival. This Fair is much popular among all the fairs & festivals in Haryana district. In the intervals of time or after shopping you can enjoy the some folk music & performances which are being performed in the open ground. Cultural Groups present their performance in the open chaupals,located in the mela premises. Singers & music artist perform daily for entertaining audiences.
Amusement Zone & adventurous Activities:
A special section/area has been allotted for adventurous activities which can be fully enjoyed by all age groups. Illuminated evening view of the amusement zone is very bright & impressive. Many rides, swings, games have been available there to get full on enjoyment with family & friends. Particularly kids are taking advantage of this section.
Vision of the Fair:
The fair is organised to promote the skills of artisans who are using original technology to make handicrafts items but they have limited source of machines.This is particularly the effort of the authorities that they have provided this kind of platform to all those skilled artisans to showcase their ability & performance, display their exquisite hand looms before the audience. Each & every product designed by these skilled workers is absolutely a masterpiece. Through this world class fair their unique talent is being displayed. The Mela ground is spread over 40 acres area & about more than 1000 huts are hosted there.
Surajkund Mela is particularly a great effort of Haryana Tourism department to bring together all skilled artisans from all the world on a single platform to showcase their talent & expertise. It’s not the kind of event which can be missed as it is an engagement of art, craft, music, dance and much more….