“World’s Biggest Crafts Mela” Happens In India

India manifests an array of cultural enchantments in more than a million ways, a number of times in a year. We have a huge collection of chronicles that narrate stories of India’s culture, heritage, people, tradition, art, and social life. For sure, a few words cannot explain the pedestal that India holds on to the world when it comes to the rich artistic possessions.

One such cultural gem is the “Surajkund International Crafts Mela”, organized every year from 1st to 15th February. Indian is home to some of the world’s oldest surviving civilizations and art forms, and in this festival, India throws light on every form of same art; be it food, handicraft, regional and international heritage craft, traditional skills, or theater.  

What’s the big deal?

In 2013, the fair reached new heights by going international. In 2015, more than 20 countries, including many SAARC nations participated in the Mela with Lebanon being the partner nation for the same. This year it intends to be even bigger.

How to reach?

The nearest metro station from the Surajkund Mela is the Badarpur Metro Station (Purple Line). One can also drive down to this place since it is located on a very popular South Delhi route. The arena is at a distance of 22 km from the New Delhi Railway Station and 32 km from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. 

What to expect from the event?

  1. An assortment of handicrafts, handlooms, and cultural fabrics from India and several other countries will be put on display for craft lovers. 
  2. Cultural enthusiasts can do the sightseeing of the entire arena, look out for special evening programs organized by international folks, and enjoy the open-air theater performances at the Chaupals.shutterstock_89874139
  3. A remarkable combination of food at the multi-cuisine food court will introduce foodies to an entirely new set of ethnic cuisines.
  4. The Mela also has huge room for adventure, amusement, and joy rides. One can find it in every nook and corner. 
  5. Art connoisseurs can tour an array of native kiosks selling authentic products from across the world.

For the 30th Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2016, the theme state is Telangana. This mela is a form of celebrating Indian folk art, tradition, and cultural heritage.

Go already. 😀 😀 

About the author:

Shewali loves to cook. She is mostly travelling; if not blabbering or gorging. That’s all folks!