Surajkund Mela, with the finest display of arts and crafts, traditional dance forms, rich rustic flavours, colourful ambiance and authentic cuisines, is the biggest crafts fair in the world.
Name: 33rd Surajkund International Crafts Mela
Start Date: 1st February, 2019
End Date: 17th February, 2019
Location: Lakewood city, Faridabad, UP
Timings: 10 am to 8 pm
Fare: Rs.120 (weekdays) and Rs.180 (weekends)
Note: College and school students can get a discount of 50% on their entry tickets on weekdays provided they produce valid ID cards at the time of purchase.Book Flights
A celebration of Indian traditions and cultural heritage, this 17-day-long fair is thronged by millions of tourists from across the globe. It offers a great platform to gain an insight into India’s cultural diversity and take pride in its rich heritage.
Surajkund Mela Theme
Every year, the Surajkund Mela Authority chooses an Indian state and showcases its diversity of traditions and culture. The 33rd edition of this fair is centered around the state of Maharashtra.
Attractions of the fair–
- Handlooms & handicrafts from different states.
- Traditional music and dance forms.
- In-depth knowledge of the theme state
- Open-air performances
- Food & cuisine from around the Indian states
The rich art forms of Maharashtra including exquisite embroidery work, wood carving, pottery, brass artifacts and Banarasi sarees are showcased here.
Things to do at the grand Surajkund Mela —
Shop Till You Drop
The mela provides a wonderful platform for the artisans, craftsmen, adroit painters, sculptors, weavers and artists to display their work to the world. A paradise for shopaholics, some of the items that you must buy from this fair are —
- Banarasi Sarees from Varanasi
- Madhubani painting from Bihar
- Chikankari work of Lucknow
- Puppets and spices from Rajasthan
- ‘Phulkari’ embroidery from Punjab
- Tibetan bells and clothes from North East
- Terracotta items from Delhi
- ‘Banjara’, ‘Bandhani’, and ‘Bunni’ embroidery of Gujarat
- Lace and crochet from Goa
- Sandalwood and rosewood carving from South India
- Unique cane craft and ‘Kantha’ traditions of West Bengal
- Brass ornaments, mulberry paper stationery, and celadon ware from Thailand
- Carpets, mosaic, and glass lanterns from Egypt
- Traditional folding fans, porcelain, and Lacquerware from Japan
- Jade figurines and Chinese silk from China
- Tea, Batik fabric, and gems from Sri Lanka
Relive your childhood at the Amusement Zone
From giant wheels to twister rides, from bungee jumping to video games, SurajKund Mela’s Amusement Zone has plethora of options for kids and youngsters alike.
Watch mind-blowing cultural performances
Throughout the festival, you will find open-air performances by renowned artists and traditional dancers. Folk dance performances, street plays, skits, musical evenings, Kavi Sammelans, and stunt shows, are sure to keep you entertained throughout the day.
Pamper your taste buds with these traditional food items
Not just for shopaholics, this is a go-to-place for all food lovers too. If you are a fan of Indian spices and flavours, then this is your happy place. The enormous food court with more than 30 food stalls is sure to take you for a gastronomical joyride.
Other than this, the fair offers a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about the Indian customs and traditions.