Surajkund – Art and craft fair

Surajkund Mela is an Annual Craft Fair held in the month of February, in Faridabad district, 8 kms away from south Delhi. In the year 1981 it was held for the first time, thanks to the efforts of Haryana Tourism.

Surajkund craft mela is a platform for displaying folk arts and crafts from all over the nation. This fair presents an unique opportunity for talented artists ,weavers, painters, sculptors and craftsmen from different regions of India to display their skills .

As one enters the mela one one is greeted by a living Indian village. The uneven and unpaved path leads to innumerable thatched platforms that provide glimpses of the exquisite and skillful paintings textile wood stock , ivory work, pottery, terracotta, stone work, paper mache, lace work, cane and grass work.

Pic. – Wooden artifacts.

Pic. Blue pottery

You can also find Phad painting of Rajasthan, Kalamkari of Andhra Pradesh, Madhubani from Bihar. You can also find wide and delightful variety of brass wares, earthen wares and iron crafts.

This mela has amazing variety of products. You can find phulkari embroidery from Punjab, Lace and crochet work from Goa, Katha work from west Bengal, Chikan work from Lucknow, Banjara nad Bunni work of Gujrat.

Pic. There are magic shows, puppet shows and snake charmers to entertain you.

Pic. folk dance

Pic. another artist performing trapeze act.

Pic. Beside all these, there are special Natyashala folk dance and musical evening at open air theatre. People waiting for cultural events.


Pic. Charpai for all.

Pic. – The tie and dye and laheria designs on sari and scarfs flutter in gentle breeze attracting the attention of all.

So colourful.

Pic. Lord Shiva was also enjoying this fair.

For craft lover its a perfect place, not only because of the variety but the prices are also low as compared to emporium. It’s unbelievable to find so many variety at one place.
Note: All photograph are of Surajkund Mela 2010.

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  2. The Prince of Centraxis says:

    Looks like a lot of fun. I'm glad to see the sculptors still seem as talented as ever.