The Spring Season around the world always calls for celebration and Delhi is not so different from the rest. Winters recede and people start to walk out of the blankets to soak in the beauty of Spring Sun and celebrate the colors of life. One of the many fairs and exhibitions that keep people busy during this season, is the famous Surajkund International Crafts Mela.
What is SurajKund International Crafts Mela?
Acclaimed to be the largest crafts fair in the world, The Mela is organized by the Surajkund Mela Authority & Haryana Tourism in collaboration with Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture and External Affair. With many countries and states participating in the Mela, this calls for the celebration of Indian folk traditions and cultural heritage.
Attracting more than a million visitors every year, it is one of the best platform for the skilled craftsmen and artisans of India and other SAARC nations. This annual fair is a fortnight event and is usually organized in the first half of the February month.
This year which hosts 32nd Surajkund Mela, has its theme state as Uttar Pradesh.
5 Reasons To Visit SurajKund Mela
A Peek Into The Celebration of Indian Culture
It showcases both National and International Crafts and culture. Various stalls display the culture from the deepest corners of Indian states which you might now find elsewhere. The splash of color that you feel with the spring on your face is an experience on its own.
Variety Of Hand-Crafted Products
To the lovers of handicrafts, this place is no less than a platter of hand-crafted products from all over the country. This place offers something for everyone. Little handmade keyrings, home-decor items including regional paintings, range of pure hand-woven fabrics, designer outlets, ceramic items, leather footwears are only few things to name.
Feel Of Adventure
Apart from the peek into heritage and culture, it also offer lots of fun and frolic to the visitors. With various amusement rides like the giant wheel, around the world, columbus; it bound to make you feel nostalgic and take you back to your childhood memories.
Taste of Multi-cuisines At A Single Place
Be it the famous authentic regional cuisines of various states or latest fast food, foodies can savour the delicacies at every step of the Mela. With the variety of food available you are bound to return to this place for more. There are many cuisine to try which aren’t usually easily available around. It can be a perfect place for the hangout with friends or a picnic with family.
Various Cultural Events To Attend
As the day progresses various performances are scheduled based on different themes for the visitors to enjoy. Specially beneficial for the new age kids who are usually unaware of our country’s fading traditions. Dance groups perform on regional music, and various plays also entertain the tourists.
Where and How to Go?
Surajkund Mela is organised at Lakewood city, Surajkund, Faridabad, Haryana 121010.
Explore the options to reach the venue here. For the residents of Delhi NCR, they can hail buses/cabs to reach the venue. They can also take the metro, nearest metro is Tughlakabad or Badarpur Metro Station and there by taking an auto to/ from the venue.
The tickets for the venue are available at the counters and vary from 50₹-200₹ every year with rebates of 50% for differently-abled people, senior citizens, serving soldiers, and war widows and their dependents. Tickets can also be purchased online from BookMyShow.