Surajkund Crafts Mela is an iconic event that can be best described as a blend of colors, rhythm, and joy. Organized in Faridabad, Haryana, this event is quite famous not just in India but among international tourists as well. The aura of this event is such that more than a million visitors flock here to witness it on an annual basis.
This fair showcases a wide diversity of Indian heritage in the form of handicrafts, handlooms, and many other things. It is organized in collaboration with Surajkund Mela Authority and Haryana Tourism. Talking about the grandeur of this event, at least 20 countries along with the Indian states participate in it.
From these countries, a large number of renowned national and international artists come together to give some of the most majestic performances and entertain the tourists with their talent.
One can find a variety of things for shopping at Surajkund Crafts Mela like decorated mirrors, bangles, home décor items and so much more, hence all you need to do is just explore it!
The year 2021 will be witnessing the 35th Surajkund Crafts Mela which will take place between February 1 to 15. While the ticket would cost you Rs. 120 during weekdays, during the weekends, you will have to shell out Rs.180.
Every year, one of the Indian states gets the honor of being the Theme State of the year at the Surajkund Crafts Mela. Under this concept, the chosen state is highlighted in all its glory through various art forms and handicrafts. Hundreds of artists from that state only showcase their folk art and dances as well, entertaining a huge number of people.
This interesting concept was brought to promote and focus on the art, craft, and culture of one specific state on an annual basis. For example, in 2019, Maharashtra was the Theme State and before that in 2018, it was Uttar Pradesh.
And this year i.e. in 2020, Himachal Pradesh has been chosen as the Theme State of the Year.
As there are themed states, Surajkund Mela also has various partner nations (generally a SAARC country). These nations have been inclusive of Egypt, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, China, and Japan. Now, this number is expected to rise in the coming future.
At Surajkund Crafts Mela, you get to witness the expert craftsmanship and creativity of the people who belong to different regions, states as well as countries. Not just that, people also get to taste a wide variety of scrumptious Indian meals from various regions. There are also many incredible folk performances which one gets to witness here.
At Natyashala you can treat yourself to some of the most iconic music performances. And what makes Surajkund Crafts Mela even more interesting are the plays and skits which one gets to explore during the festival.
At the Surajkund Mela 2020, you can expect things like digital payments, availability of tickets online, E-surveillance for a better experience, eco-friendly toilets.
Surajkund Crafts Mela happens in Faridabad on an annual basis and is a delightful blend of our culture and uniqueness. Faridabad, Haryana is situated at a distance of 50, 1,427, 2,171, and 1,516 km from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Kolkata in that order. Let’s discuss how you can reach here via the following routes.
Although the state of Haryana has its own airport namely Hisar Airport (HSS), your best option to reach Faridabad by air would be from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). It is situated at an approximate distance of 35-40 km.
IGI serves as one of the major commercial aerodromes all over India. As per the data of 2018, IGI was considered to be the 12th busiest airport globally. Situated in Palam, this airport is located at a mere distance of 12-15 km from New Delhi Railway Station.
It is very well connected with other Indian cities like Pune, Gwalior, Mumbai, Jaipur, Bangalore receiving direct flights. After you deboard at the airport, you would need to take a cab or some other means of public transportation to reach your destination.
You can also travel to Faridabad via road networks from other cities. Here is the route you can follow to reach Faridabad via the following cities.
Delhi - 50-60 km via NH44
Agra - 213 km via Taj Express Highway
Jaipur - 267 km via NH48
Kanpur - 477 km via Taj Express Highway
Patiala - 294 km via NH44
Interstate buses are also available from nearby cities.
You will need to deboard at the Faridabad Railway Station. This station is located on the Delhi-Agra chord serving Faridabad along with its surrounding areas. Here is how you can reach there via train from the following places.
Indore - Chandigarh Express via Indore Junction
Delhi - HW BDTS SF EXP from Hazrat Nizammudin Railway Station
Mumbai - Golden Temple ML via Mumbai Central Junction
Visakhapatnam - SAMTA EXPRESS from Visakhapatnam Railway Junction
After deboarding at the station, you can easily take a cab or some means of public transportation to reach here.
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