Organized annually by the Haryana Tourism Department, 31st Surajkund Crafts Fair is one of the most famous fairs to promote Indian handicrafts items. The theme of 31st Surajkund Fair is based on the state of Jharkhand, for the first time in the history of this Fair. Jharkhand is known for Dokra art to Madhubani painting, Chhau dance to Tusu Parab. Jharkhand pilgrimage places like Baidyanath Dham, Pahari Mandir & Parasnath Temple are highlighted during the Mela.
Apart from the states of India, 20 countries participated in this 15-day carnival. The Fair starts in the month of February always, which brings more crowd due to the season of spring. With real aromas & rich natural essences, the Mela is a major point of attraction for the tourists to attend the connoisseurs of art and crafts. A large number of famous national and international folk artists and cultural groups present performances inside the Mela premises.
The Surajkund Craft Fair was first organized in the year 1981, after which the Mela was promoted to an International Level and was rechristened as ‘28th Surajkund International Crafts Mela’ in 2013. Many cultural events, dance shows, folk music shows are also held inside the premises of Fair. I came here last time when I was in 7th standard on Valentine’s Day on my school picnic and this time I came here on Valentine again. You can eat, shop, relax, enjoy here with your family & friends. The roads were jammed, so we reached our destination at snail’s pace. The excitement, thrill turned into tiredness and regret. Still, we tried to collect more memories for life.
- Date: 1st- 15th February 2017
- Time: 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM
- Venue: Faridabad, Haryana
- Ticket price: Rs. 100 (weekdays), Rs. 150(weekend)
- Nearest metro station- Badarpur
- 50% discount on entry tickets for senior citizens, for college students and school students with valid id card
Wearing: Abrati Striped Shirt. You can buy it from HERE