Suraj Kund Crafts Mela
Start Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 -
End Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019
Venue: Faridabad, Haryana
Related to: Haryana Travel Guide
Surajkund Craft fair is organized by the Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Culture-Government of India in collaboration with Haryana Tourism, in the month of February, every year. First celebrated in 1981, the fair continues to be a strong platform for skilled artists and craftsmen from abroad to display their skilled crafts and art work derived from their rich culture and tradition. Also various artists from all over the country display the rich traditional products of India in the typical rural setting that bring alive the age-old living crafts tradition.
The festival ground turns colorful with a number of make-shift stalls, that exhibits range of hand loom and Indian craft items, offering visitors the exquisite paintings, textiles, wood stock, ivory work, pottery, terracotta, stonework, lacquer work, mirror embroidery work and cane and grass work. Visitors can find the varied handicraft treasure here at one place. Interestingly fair is not only limited to exhibitions of artwork but stages for Natyashala(theater) workshops, musical evenings are also organized, these programs are also accompanied by lip smacking and delicious rural cuisine, adding flavors to this world renowned crafts fair.
International Acclamation of Surajkund craft - fair
The land is ideally suited for all year round happening activities for tourists from India or abroad. Organized every year in February, the Surajkund crafts-fair is a fortnight-long gathering of craftsmen from all over India. The entire fair is set up around the kund or Sun Pool and has a different theme every year. This mega event being an international platform showcase the Indian handicraft items bringing together potters, weavers, wood carvers, metal workers, painters, etc. who have achieved distinction in traditional skills across the country and abroad.
Amidst the display of traditional arts and crafts, you will also find some excellent entertainment. Folk dancers, acrobats, musicians and magicians keep the crowd alive with their excellent performances at the 'Natyashala' (open air theater). In the month of February Surajkund turns into multi colored platform with all cultural activities under one roof for tourists presenting miniature "India" itself.
Famous for a variety of activities one of them the world famous crafts fair, polo, golf, water sports such as Kayaking to musical evenings, open air quizzes complemented with the availability of world famous cuisines from participating stalls. Also, a spot on adventure getaway the land has various sports activities happening too compelling tourists to indulge into sports like polo, golf, water sports and rock climbing in the Surajkund complex.
Top attractions: Cultural festivals Haryana celebrates every year the combination of vibrant shades of tradition and crafts. People visit Haryana to admire the stunning blend of various cultures ethos in the fair. Some of the top attractions of Surajkund Mela includes wide variety of hand-looms, handicraft items, fabrics and much more.
According to the festival calendar Haryana the 32nd Surajkund Mela 2018 will began on (Date not conform). The most distinguished feature of this Mela will be the participation of all the Indian states along with other countries of the world.
How it is celebrated: In the list of various upcoming fairs and festivals Haryana organizes this spectacular Surajkund Crafts Mela in February every year. It is the biggest crafts fair in the world organized by Surajkund Mela Authority and Haryana Tourism. The celebration marks the performances of folk artists from around the world at open-air theaters, various stalls of elite crafts, multi-cuisine Food courts and number of amazing spots of adventure and amusements for tourists.