Surajkund Mela, with the finest display of arts and crafts, traditional dance forms, rich rustic flavours, colourful ambiance and authentic cuisines, is the biggest cultural fiesta the world has ever seen.
Name: 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela
Start Date: 2nd February, 2018
End Date: 18th February, 2018
Location: Faridabad, UP
Timings: 10 am to 7 pm
Fare: Rs.120 (weekdays) and Rs.180 (weekends)
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 32nd edition of this fair is centered around the state of Uttar Pradesh.
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 Uttar Pradesh including exquisite embroidery work, wood carving, pottery, brass artifacts and Banarasi saree 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 —
- Home decors made using wood, ivory, stonework, lacquerware, cane, grass, and more
- Banarasi Sarees from Varanasi
- Chikankari work of Lucknow
- Puppets and spices from Rajasthan
- ‘Phulkari’ embroidery from Punjab
- Tibetan bells and clothes from North East
- Terracotta items from Delhi
- Lace and crochet from Goa
- Madhubani painting from Bihar
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.
Layout of the Mela
Other than this, the fair offers a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about the Indian customs and traditions.