Traverse Through the Regional and International Tradition at Surajkund Mela



Opulent colours, immeasurable cultures and traditions, the rhythm of drums and joyous faces, SurajkundInternational crafts Mela in Faridabad houses it all. The curtain of the rich array goes up from 2nd February to 15thof the month. The Mela celebrates the wealthy heritage and culture of India. An official from the department of tourism shared that the celebration started in 1987 with mere 30-40 artists but gradually increased to such a vast level.

It is organised by the Suraj Kund Mela Authority and Haryana tourism in collaboration with Union Ministers of tourism, cultures, textiles and external affairs. Every year, one of the states is picked up to be set as the theme of the Mela. For 2019’s 33rdSurajkund International Crafts Mela, Maharashtra has been chosen as the theme state. In addition to Maharashtra, Thailand is the Mela partner this year. More than 30 countries and all the states of India will be taking part in the great extravaganza.

The Mela caters millions of visitors including a large number of foreign tourists. It displays the prosperous handicrafts, handlooms and different fabrics of India. Showcasing all the cultural programs, regional dances, cuisines, music and what not, the Mela is the largest crafts fair in the world. Besides the uncountable handmade items from all over the country, other attractions this time will be puppet and magic shows, folk acts and a lot more.

Learned national and international folk artists and cultural groups perform at the open-air theatres located in the Mela premises. Along with this, bewitching cultural programs are held at the Chaupal every evening. The fair displays the traditional skills and heritage crafts that are otherwise fading away from our culture.

The food-court provides ethnic delicious cuisines from all over the world which are just enough to entice the visitors. The amusement court, adventure sports and joy rides including camel and helicopter rides are one of the major attractions for everyone.Explore a wide range of furniture, handicrafts, home decor items and different cultural fabrics at amazing prices. You will stumble across a large number of professional photographers, wanderers and tourists who have come just to see our rich Indian literature.  

The Mela Authority was very excited to share about the scheduled fashion shows, Sufi performances by Punjabi singers and Hasya Kavi Sammelan. But chill fellas!! The organisershave kept the trends in mind. They have followed the buzz and prepared ten selfie points to allure the youngsters. So you can get your perfect “DP material” at Surajkund crafts mela this year.

Take your friends and explore our culinary culture at Surajkund this weekend.

Suraj Kund International Crafts Mela Start Date and Venue

When: 1st to 15th February
Where: Surajkund, Faridabad- Haryana
Theme state: Maharashtra
Partner country: Thailand
Tickets: Rs. 120 per day. Rs. 180 on weekends (tickets available at ticket booth at the Mela premises and on


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