Surajkund Crafts Mela is one of the largest crafts fair in India that is held every year in the Surajkund district of Haryana. The fair is truly the most popular among all fairs and festivals in Haryana and attracts visitors in large numbers from all parts of the country. Even several tourists from the world over arrive at the Surajkund Crafts Mela every year to witness the glorious culture and heritage of India.
Surajkund Crafts Mela is an annual event that is organized on a large scale by Haryana Tourism from 1st to 15th February. The fair is aimed at bringing to light the enormous talent of artisans and craftsmen in India who display their exquisite handlooms and handicrafts before a large audience at the fair. Every product is artistically produced after much painstaking effort and is truly a masterpiece. At the Haryana Surajkund Crafts Fair, several small thatched roof platforms are specially provided to create an authentic rustic ambience. Under these thatched roofs, a large number of master craftsmen arriving from all parts of India gather to display their unique talent.
Even the prices are extremely affordable at the Surajkund Fair that makes shopping an absolute delight! You can shop for some beautiful mirror-embroidered stuff, delicate lace work, folk motifs on terracotta forms, metal and cane ware, shimmering bangles, soft silk apparels, toys and trinkets. After a long day of shopping at Surajkund Crafts Mela, you can enjoy some vivacious folk music and dance performances every evening at Natyashala, an open-air theater that is designed in the shape of a fan.
Haryana Crafts Fair is an effort to bring to the fore the hidden talent in India and to organize cultural events in Haryana on a wide-scale national level. The first Surajkund Crafts Mela was organized by Haryana Tourism in the year 1981 and ever since, the grand event is held annually. The fair takes place at Surajkund (8 km from South Delhi) that lies in the district of Faridabad, located on the Delhi - Agra National Highway. Surajkund Crafts Mela starts at 9:30 a.m. daily and closes at 5:30 p.m. during the fortnight-long event. Special transport also plies between Delhi, Gurgaon and Faridabad to facilitate tours to Surajkund Crafts Mela.