SURAJKUND 2018: Where Crafts and Culture Meet!!

It’s time for everyone to get revealed to the culture of Uttar Pradesh, a place Surajkund in New Delhi, is having a festival that is celebrated on yearly basis with the different themes and this time UP is the theme for them. Here you’ll be exploring the various performances from different states of India and a foreign trade from the 20 countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Kenya, Uzbekistan, Thailand and many more. The Surajkund Mela is unique as it showcases the richness and diversity of the handicrafts, handlooms and cultural fabric of India, & is the largest crafts fair in the world.
It is a joint venture of the Haryana Tourism and Surajkund Craft Mela Authority. If your are willing to plan a visit to Surajkund Mela 2018, it is open to visitors from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm. If you own your vehicle it’s the best to travel to the place as the Surajkund place is not accessible to the local transport and the cab do charge high because you are not the only one to get the cab as there are million of visitors over there on a daily basis. As well as if you made the booking of the cab from the Surajkund till your desired destination then you’ll definitely have to wait 25 minutes till the cab reaches you.
The ticket price on weekdays is Rs 120 per person and for weekends it's Rs 180 per person.
The tickets can be booked on the spot on online, But its better to get the tickets online rather getting it from the Ticket Booth, which can surely spoil your 30 minutes. You can book your tickets from event section through 

In 2013, the fair was upgraded to an International Level. It is one of the most popular and largest fairs in the world where the footfall is estimated in millions.

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Surajkund Crafts Mela 2018

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 32st 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.
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 a true expressions of spirit and life, and are very essence of who you are.

Food is an important aspect of the Surajkund Crafts Mela. You can get cuisines from nearly all states of India and experience the joy of eating numerous Indian dishes. Fast food lovers will not be disappointed as some fast food stalls are also there.

How to Reach Surajkund?

Lies 8kms from South Delhi, the Surajkund is best connected with roadways, railways & airways.
By Metro: Board a Metro from Central Secretariat till Badarpur via Sarita Vihar and Mohan Estate. Plus, Badarpur lies close to the interstate border amid Delhi & Faridabad.
By Road: Surajkund is well-connected to Delhi, Gurgaon 

By Air: The location is a about 25 km from Palam Airport & 35-minute drive from the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

By Rail: Travel to Surajkund is possible as Delhi is the nearest Railway junction & Faridabad and Gurgaon are both linked to Delhi via Railway lines.

                         SURAJKUND “ The Lake of the Sun “ 

There was a Tomar chieftain named Surajpal who built a sun pool and amphitheater there. Surajkund is an artificial lake constructed in the backdrop of the Aravalli hills. Surajkund was a simple tourist destination, but in 1987, the first Surajkund Mela was organised and after that, it became one of the most popular tourist sites of Haryana where centuries-old crafts and traditions of India are given importance.

Hope to see you Soon.


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