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Suraj Kund Mela

Suraj Kund Fair - DelhiPlace : Surajkund in the north Indian state of Haryana.
Time : First fortnight of February
Duration : 15 days
Highlights : Displays colourful traditional crafts of India.

Surajkund Crafts Mela, the brainchild of the tourism department of Haryana was launched in 1981, celebrates the vibrant culture of India. The fair, celebrated from February 1st to 15th, is set against the background of Surajkund Mela village, which displays its own simple charm, tantalizing the tourists and visitors alike. The fair was initially launched by Haryana Tourism to act as a platform for the artists to share their art with the common man and where cultural events could take place on a national level. But now it has gained international recognition and people pour into Surajkund to witness this gala event from all across the world.

At this Crafts Mela, you can find the finest handlooms and handicrafts of the country. Beneath thatched roof platforms, master craftsmen carefully display the finest of handlooms and handicrafts from all over the country. The event is so colourful and rich in experience, that it has witnessed many tourists returning to be a part of the mela over and over again. The highlight of this mela is that the best craft products from all across the states of India are displayed at a single place where you can not only just feel them but also purchase them.

Suraj Kund Fair - Delhi While craftsmen from all over India participate, one particular state is focused upon each year. The mela also attracts lakhs of visitors, both for the amazing range of interesting crafts it showcases as well as the relaxing rural ambience of the mela grounds. The fair also provides a meeting ground for the talented painters, weavers, sculptors and craftsmen form all over India who exhibit their creations and the arts and crafts lovers who flock here to admire and purchase these creations.

Besides shopping to your heart's content, you can also witness beautiful, colourful folk dances and also savour delicacies of various states of India. Be it Kerala's Dosa or Gujarati Dhokla or Punjabi Rajma-Chawal or Sikkim's Momos, you get it all here.

The village ambience at Surajkund Mela not only facilitates city-dwellers to get a taste of village life but it also helps the artisans to gain access to national and international buyers. Surajkund Crafts Mela is one colourful festival where you can witness the various shades of India as well as possess small portions of the country through the wares displayed. This is one Indian festival that should not be missed.

Reaching Surajkund -
Surajkund lies in the Faridabad district on the Delhi - Agra national highway. Surajkund is 8 kms from South Delhi. Special transport link the Mela ground to major bus stops in Delhi, Gurgaon and Faridabad towns.

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