Surajkund Mela 2020: The World’s Largest
International Crafts Fair!
Surajkund Mela 2020: What Is Special This Time
Surajkund Mela is going to bring the craftsmanship of handcraft workers from all over the world to you. President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate it on February 1 at 11 am. Uzbekistan will be the guest country this time in the fair.
Location: Surajkund Road, Lakewood City, Surajkund, Faridabad, Haryana 121010
Timings: 10.00 am to 7.00 pm
Date: Surajkund Mela 2020 from 34 February to 15 February 2020
First host: 1987,
Nearest Metro Station: Badarpur Metro Station, about 4.3 km from Surajkund Crafts Mela.
History of Surajkund
Surajkund is a pond in 6 acres, in which the sunsets. Its texture is similar to the Greek amphitheater. Which was built by King Suryapala of Tomar dynasty? The reason for its creation was the worship of Suryadev and accumulation of water sources. Even after being close to Delhi, the place remained in oblivion for several days.
In 1987, Surajkund Mela was organized for the first time to promote Indian handicrafts art. In 2013, the craft fair was given the status of an international fair. Its 34th event will start from 1 February this year and will run till 16 February.
What Can You Do
You Can Buy:
Home decor and decor items, household articles made of wood, Madhubani painting, leaf painting, bamboo painting, cashmere, wall hangers of carpet, lamps, leather and paper goods in Afghanistan and many more other places. Appliances, kitchen utensils, tableware, hand looms and garments, shawls, sarees, jackets, dresses, women's clothes etc.
What To Eat:
If you go to Surajkund fair, then definitely eat after getting tired. You will find dishes of every state of India, Jalebi of Haryana, Rogan josh of Lucknow, Kadhi Rice of Punjab, gattas of Rajasthan, almost every kind of food.
You Can See, Hear:
This time cultural programs, you can listen to cultural programs of every state, folk culture of Himachal, presentation of classical music, recitation of poetry and much more.
When Surajkund Mela Start: 1 February to 16 February, daily from
10.30 am to 8.30 pm
Where: Lakewood City, Surajkund, Faridabad
Nearest Airport To Surajkund Mela:
Fact to know: Surajkund Mela Authority is organized by Mela collaboration with Tourism Union, Textiles, Culture, Ministry of External Affairs, Department of Tourism, Government of Haryana and Haryana Tourism Corporation.
More Information About Surajkund Mela
Surajkund fair is held every year during the spring from 1 February to 15 February in Faridabad, Haryana. This fair is a colorful traditional crafts festival of India organized by the Government of Haryana at Surajkund campus. The fair was first held in 1987. The specialty of this fair is that similar items made by handicrafts and artisans from all states of India can be seen and purchased at one place. It is the hallmark of Surajkund Handicrafts Fair Mati, which has a wonderful fusion of tradition, heritage and culture.
Surajkund fair is organized every year on a new theme and based on this, the fair is decorated. Folk music is also organized in this fair. Artists from all states perform their respective folk music. It can be said that if Indian art, culture and music are seen at one place, then that place is the fair of Surajkund. The entire atmosphere of the fair is musical and delightful. This fair attracts artists not only from India but also from abroad. Tickets are scheduled for the fair at the fair. Every year, millions of tourists from abroad come to enjoy the fair.
The main purpose of organizing this fair is to maintain the traditional and customs of India and this tradition is known to the visitors of the fair. Artists and artisans from all states of India showcase their arts and crafts.
Attraction In Surajkund Mela 2020
Surajkund Mela has become a good venue for hundreds of artisans, where they also open other avenues by showcasing their arts and crafts on the national stage. That is why they bring the finest specimens of their arts and crafts and display them at the fair. The fair also provides an annual meeting for exporters and buyers. Here craftsmen and exporters are face to face without any thought. This gives craftsmen a direct opportunity to expand and improve their art field.
Theme Of The Year
Himachal Pradesh has been chosen as the theme state of the year. Each year, one of the states gets to occupy the center stage, and each year the concept was conceptualized to focus and promote the craft, art and food of an Indian state.
How To Reach Surajkund Mela 2020?
By Air: The Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi is the closest. If
You are driving from Delhi Airport, you should take 35 minutes, while Surajkund is 25 km away if you are coming from Palam Airport.
By Road: Surajkund is well connected by road from Gurgaon, Delhi and
Faridabad (Mathura Road). You can choose taxi or other public vehicle. Which is available easily.
By Train: Delhi / Faridabad / Nizamuddin is the nearest railway
Junction. Once you reach here, you can travel to Surajkund via CAB / BUS / AUTO Rickshaw as per your convenience.
Surajkund Mela Entrance Ticket Price
Price: INR 100 - INR 150
Availability: Tickets for Surajkund International Crafts Fair are easily available on all major online booking platforms and even at the venue.
Exemptions: Every year the committee introduces new exemption options to its visitors, however, these are some standard exemptions introduced by the Haryana government.
Notice: 50% discount on admission ticket amount for school and college students with valid ID card.
50% discount on entry ticket amount for senior citizens, differently abled and soldiers.
Travel: The fair has ample parking space for tourist vehicles. Golf carts and e-rickshaws are also available on request which will take you around the festival and parking area. Facilities such as e-toilets and clean drinking water filters for men and women are installed at regular intervals within the Meela Maidan.