Surajkund Mela is a unique festival. Consider yourself lucky if you get to tap your feet with the beats of enthralling folk dancers across country on the 31st Surajkund festivity. With authentic fragrances & rich rustic flavors the fair is a wonderful opportunity to accompany the connoisseurs of art and crafts and also taste the Indian cuisines to finally pamper your taste buds.
- Event Name: Surajkund International Crafts Mela
- Venue: Faridabad, Haryana
- Entry Fee: INR 100
- Start Date: Wednesday, 01-Feb-2017
- End Date: Wednesday, 15-Feb-2017
Organized annually by the Haryana Tourism Department, the Surajkund mela with its finest demonstrations of unusual products is always set to capture your hearts. Besides, in the sheer rural ambiance it makes an appeal to come and get exposed to some great talents involve in paintings, wood stock, textiles, pottery, ivory work, stonework, terracotta and grass work – all highlighting the vibrant cultural range of their native state.
For an aesthetic pleasure offer yourself to gala evenings arranged at al fresco theater. The typical bucolic settings work as a common stage for the folk lovers to take pleasures in graceful Natyashala folk dances. Thus proves as a culturally diversified meeting point for adroit painters, sculptors, weavers, and true arty that such celebrations are true expressions of spirit and life, and are very essence of who you are. Surajkund owes its name to an amphitheatre sun pool from the 10th century, parts of which is still seen here.
How to Reach Surajkund?
For a face to face interaction with the crafts persons from Eurasian countries such as Uzbekistan, Tajikistan & Kyrgyzstan & SAARC nations you must come here. Especially, when this colorful festivity is an annual program is organized away from the daily humdrum. Surajkund is located 8kms from South Delhi, between the villages of Badarpur and Lakkarpur. Special conducted tours available from Haryana Tourist Bureau at 36, Janpath, New Delhi.
By Metro: Board a Metro from Central Secretariat till Badarpur via Nehru place, Sarita Vihar and Mohan Estate. Plus, Badarpur lies close to the interstate border amid Delhi & Faridabad.
Road: Surajkund is well connected to Delhi, Gurgaon and Faridabad by road. It is approachable by tour coaches, tourist taxis and other public conveyance. Conducted tours are available from Haryana Tourist Bureau at 36, Janpath, New Delhi. Buses are also available from ISBT and Serai Kale Khan, Haryana Emporium, Baba Kharak Singh Marg etc.