Surajkund International Crafts Mela showcases some of the most exquisite handlooms and handicrafts of India, making it an an eye catching display for visitors. Its an effort to provide a platform for craftspersons and wavers to display their skills and also to directly market their wares.
Traditional artists, painters, weavers and sculptors from all parts of the country participate in this annual celebration. The theme normally is specific to a state of India and this is depicted at the entrance to the Mela grounds. This provides an ambiance of that particular state with characteristic colors, materials, architecture, furniture and decorations.
As like all the Melas in India a food festival covering some of the popular cuisines from different parts of the country are available. Entertainment in the form of famous rhythms, dances and folk theatres of India are also showcased during the festival.
Highlights of 2014
- Goa, the Theme State of this year’s Mela is known for its monuments, handicrafts, handloom and cuisine.
- A contingent of craftspersons from Sri Lanka will also showcase best of handlooms and handicrafts of their country
When & Where
When : 1st February to 14th February, 2014
Location : Delhi
Surajkund (meaning ‘Lake of the Sun’) is an artificial Kund (lake or reservoir) built in the backdrop of the Aravalli hills. Surajkund Mela is located at a distance of 8 km from South Delhi in Faridabad.
It is easily accessible by bus from ISBT, Faridabad, Shivaji Stadium, Gurgaon Bus Depot. Also, tour facilities are available from Haryana Tourist Bureau at 36, Janpath, Delhi. You can hire tourist cabs/coaches to Surajkund Mela 2014 conveniently from New Delhi.
How to reach at Surajkund Craft Fair if you’re coming from outside Delhi!
By Road : Surajkund is well connected to Delhi, Gurgaon and Faridabad district through tourist cabs and personal conveyance.
By Air/Flight : The nearest Airport is Delhi. The complex is a 35 minute drive from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. 25 km from Palam Airport.
By Railways : Delhi is the nearest Railway junction. Faridabad and Gurgaon are both linked to Delhi via Railway lines.
Surajkund Crafts Mela – Previous Year