Surajkund Crafts Mela
With the dawn of Indian Art followed by the rich cultural tradition of Indian Handicrafts, famous all over the world, it has always been a serious effort to keep the spirit alive. Every year many festivals, either a bigger or a smaller one are held in many parts of across India. The Surajkund Crafts Mela held every year in Surajkund at Haryana; outskirts of Delhi. The main purpose of the festival is to enable a proper way to let people know about the rich crafts available in different corners of our country and its relevance to the sustainability of Indian art and culture.
The Surajkund Crafts Mela is held every year from 1st to 15th of February. The festival is organized by Haryana Tourism Department.
Significance of Surajkund Crafts Mela
Over 400 skilled and talented artisans from different part of the country participate to display the rich tradition handicrafts of India in a typical setting. In fact during the year 2009 it is not only the Indian craftsman but rather fifty craftsmen from Egypt and Thailand had participated in this festival. From that time onwards, some of the SAARC countries like Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan participates in this festival to showcase and sell handloom and handicraft products.
The artisan attending the festival showcases some of the best handicrafts made of wood, bamboo, glass, iron and textiles. Besides it is also a great place to try out the popular cuisine from all over the country. Dance and various folk theatres are also performed here, which is a part of the festival.
Arts and Crafts lover from all over the world visits this magnificent festival to celebrate the local traditional work of India. The ambience and the colorful nature of the fair is just a perfect location to enjoy your visit.
Surajkund lies in at the border of Delhi and Faridabad, and it is easy to travel the location by metro, rail or roadways. The Surajkund Crafts Mela is a huge crowd-puller, essentially because of the rich variation of cultural presence under one single roof.
The rich cultures of India have always made the world wondered with joy as that also attracts a lot of foreigners visiting the country. If one would really like to know more upon the local culture which we can’t find these days, it is recommended to visit the wonderful festival. Who knows, you may end up buying a lot of decorative things for your household or as a souvenir.
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