Event Name : Surajkund Crafts Mela
Venue : Faridabad, Haryana Timings : 9.30am to 7.00pm every day
Start Date : Monday, 01-Feb-2016
End Date : Monday, 15-Feb-2016 Tickets: Entry tickets can be bought online from Bookmyshow.com. Besides, tickets would also be available at various leading metro stations, including Rajiv Chowk, Central Secretariat, Saket, Sikanderpur, Karol Bagh, Noida City Centre, Botanical Garden, Kirti Nagar, Dwarka Sector 21, Vaishali, Laxmi Nagar, ITO and Mandi House, among others.
30th Surajkund Crafts Fair (Mela) is a unique festival, organized once a year in Surajkund, Haryana, Near Delhi, by Haryana Tourism Department to market handicrafts items. A splash of colours, rhythm of drum beats and joy de-vivre merge at Surajkund in Faridabad. To entertain and amuse massive audience at Surajkund Mela 2016 several shows, cultural events, dance shows, ethnic music shows, are also organized at the venue.
Occupying a place of pride on the international tourist calendar, over million visitors throng the Mela throughout the fortnight together with thousands of foreign tourists. The Surajkund Mela is exclusive because it showcases the richness and variety of the handicrafts, handlooms and fabric of India, & is the largest crafts fair in the world. There are 20 different countries taking part in 30th Surajkund Craft Mela, and 864 different stalls are organized in this fair.
The novelty of the Surajkund International Crafts Mela is that one among the Indian states gets the honour to occupy the position of the Theme State every year. The Theme State was conceptualized generally to promote and specialise in art, craft and cuisine of each state of India every year. Telangana is the Theme State for the 30th Surajkund International Crafts Mela-2016. The Theme State gets an opportunity to showcase its handicrafts, handlooms, performing arts, cuisine and its traveller potential to a huge cross-section of individuals in a powerful way.
It is also one among the best gatherings of artists within the country wherever they get a chance to showcase their talent. The connoisseurs of art and crafts will admire and get paintings, pottery, ivory work merchandise and terracotta objects, among others. The beat of drums, the earthen touch, the musical evenings and multitude of exquisite handicraft items, best summarise the Surajkund Mela.
Major attractions this year:
- Daily performances by famous poets, musicians and singers at Chaupal every evening
- Cultural performances by the collaborating countries
- Kala Mani, Kala Nidhi and Kala Shri awards to the outstanding craftsperson
- Exporters and patrons Meet will be organised with the help of the Export Promotional Council of India
- Souvenirs like mugs, key rings, magnets, coasters and ornamentalplates
- The multi-cuisine food Court
How to Reach Surajkund
By Road: Surajkund is 8km away from South Delhi. It is simply accessible by bus from ISBT, Faridabad, Shivaji Stadium, Gurgaon Bus Depot. Also, tour facilities are available by Haryana Tourist Bureau at 36, Janpath, Delhi. You can hire tourist cabs/coaches to Surajkund Mela 2016 conveniently from New Delhi.
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 Air: The location is a about 25 km from Palam Airport & 35-minute drive from the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
By Rail: Delhi is the nearest Railway junction & Faridabad and Gurgaon are both linked to Delhi via Railway lines.
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