Location: Surajkund, Faridabad
Dates: 2nd to 18th February, 2018 are the proposed dates for the 32nd Surajkund Mela 2018. Each day of this half-month long fiesta will be marked by different activities and programmes
Timings: 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM are the standard timings of the Surajkund Mela every year
Area: 40 acres with about 1010 work huts
Organised By: Surajkund Mela Authority in collaboration with the Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture, External Affairs, Department of Tourism, Government of Haryana and Haryana Tourism Corporation
First Hosted In: 1987
Last Year’s Footfall: More than 1.2 million
The admission cost of the Surajkund Mela usually stays within INR 50/- to INR 150/- every year. The ticket prices for the upcoming mela is as follows:
Weekdays: INR 80/- per person
Weekends: INR 120/- per person
The Surajkund Mela 2018 organising authority provides 50% rebate on the entry tickets of differently-abled people, senior citizens, serving soldiers, and war widows and their dependents.
Other than this, college and school students can enjoy a discount of 50% on their entry tickets on weekdays provided they produce valid ID cards at the time of purchasing the Surajkund Mela tickets.
A bonanza of art and craft, music and dance, colorful ambiance, ethnic cuisines, and an immersive cultural ethos. The Surajkund Mela is waiting to blow our minds yet again.
It is one of the most famous fairs, organized every year in Surajkund, Haryana, Near Delhi, by Haryana Tourism Department to promote handicrafts items.
Several talented artists come from India and across the World to showcase their handlooms, handicrafts, traditional handicraft items of their respective states.
The term Surajkund means “Lake of the Sun” which is an artificial lake constructed in the backdrop of the Aravalli hills. Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2018 is showcasing as its theme which is the major highlight this year amid millions of tourists.
It is among the very popular festivals of Haryana and the main attraction for tourists all around the world.
Cultural festivals Haryana celebrates every year the combination of vibrant shades of tradition and crafts. People visit Haryana to admire the stunning blend of various cultures ethos in the fair. Some of the top attractions of Surajkund Mela includes wide variety of hand-looms, handicraft items, fabrics and much more.
India is a land of diversity where Indian festivals are the way to express ones happiness in the form of varied cultural beliefs. Though there is no dearth of festivals in the Haryana festival list but the most unique Surajkund Mela is the hub of all celebration. Millions of tourists form different corners of the world relish themselves at Surajkund Mela.
People take full pleasure of sightseeing, adventure sports, wildlife and other tours along with the most favorite of all the shopping. At festivals of Haryana in February the travelers enjoy most at Surajkund Mela.
The highlight of the Surajkund fair is that one Indian state gets the special honour of being the Theme State of the year. The concept of the Theme State was brought upon with a view to promote and focus on the art, craft, culture, and cuisine of one state per year. This way, the Mela provides the Theme State a rare opportunity to showcase its handicrafts, handlooms, architecture, performing arts, cuisine, and its tourist potential to an enormous cross-section of the population in an impressive manner. So much so that the entire look of the entrance and the grounds, and the whole setting of the furniture, colours, decor, and architecture of the fair is based entirely on that particular state.
This is how they manage to make the Surajkund Mela a unique affair each year! While Jharkhand was the Theme State of the 31st Surajkund Mela 2017, Telangana wore that crown in the 30th Surajkund Mela 2016.
The Theme State for the 32nd Surajkund Mela 2018 has not been decided yet. But whatever it be, it’ll surely be a treat for the visitors as they will again get to see another set of rich culture, traditions, and exclusive artefacts made by the artisans of that state in the most vivid craft festivals of India.