Mansar Food and Craft Mela(Last Updated 27 Jun, 2022)
Mansar Food and Craft Mela is one of the finest fairs in Jammu. It continues for three days and attracts tourists from across the globe because of the exquisite items on sale at this fair. The Mansar Food and Craft Mela is an annual fair usually held during the month of Baisakh, or April.
This festival has gained so much popularity that people from all over the world join to enjoy the splendid display of Indian arts and crafts. The potential of India is exhibited by the various skilled artists and craftsmen at the Mansar Food and Craft Mela.
Mansar Food and Craft Mela Organization:
The Mansar Food and Craft Mela is the effort of the Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation. They have tried their best to preserve the essence of Jammu through the Mansar Food and Craft Mela.
Mansar Food and Craft Mela Celebrations:
The Mansar Mela is a 3-day event, celebrated during the Baisakhi season.
Things to Buy at Mansar Food and Craft Mela
At the Mansar Food and Craft Mela numerous handicrafts items, trays and excellent lattice works are displayed. Kashmir is renowned for its extensive array of mimic stone lattice works. The fair is well equipped with all these items. Some of the work are :
- Walnut Furniture
- Crafted items from Walnut
- Wall Hangings
- Jewelry boxes
- Screens and room dividers.
Highlights of Mansar Food and Craft Mela:
Lacquered papier mache or Nakarshi is a splendid design in which five layers of multihued lacquer are painted one over the other. The scenes of hunting, frolicking animals, and flowered carpets are some of the requisite items for paint. These products are mainly used for making lamp bases, wall hangings, and artistic boxes on sale at Mansar Food and Crafts Mela.
Variety of Shawls at Mansar Food and Craft Mela:
Kashmiri Shawls are also available at the Fair. They are obtainable in various forms and textures with attractive designs. Silk Carpets and Pottery forms the remaining items at the Mansar Food and Crafts Mela. The finest embroidery leather works are displayed at the Mansar Food and Crafts Mela.
Food in Mansar Food and Craft Mela:
These are many dishes available at the Mansar Food and Crafts Mela. We have included some of the vegetarian and non vegetarian Kashmiri dishes.
The nonvegetarian food items include the famous
- Shab Deg Kashmiri Rogan Josh
- Kashmiri Gustaba
- Kashmiri Mutanjan
- Pasanda Kabab
The vegetarian dish consists of the renowned Kashmiri
- Aloo Dum
- Haak Spinach Kashmiri
- and Kashmiri Pulao