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Surajkund Crafts Mela

Surajkund Crafts Mela is held at Suraj Kund in Faridabad District on the Haryana-Delhi border. Surajkund is very close to Tughlaqabad, a medieval fort in Delhi. The Crafts Mela, an annual event, is held between 1st and 15th February every year. Over the years, the fair has become one of the most important tourism fairs with people from all cross the country and abroad coming to Delhi especially to attend the fair. The Crafts Mela showcases myriad handloom, handicraft and artworks from all the states and union territories of India. From South Indian sandalwood and rosewood carvings to Chikri woodcraft of Jammu and Kashmir to Kantha weave from West Bengal to Phulkari embroidery of Punjab to Bunni embroidery of Gujarat to Tanjore paintings to Pattachitra from Orissa - each and every stall displays a bit of India. Add to this a traditional rural atmosphere created by permanent stalls, complete with village wells, artificial waterfalls, huts and havelis. Also, several food stalls are set up in the Mela where traditional Indian cuisines from various regions are served. The Mela has a theme state every year and every evening there's a cultural evening wherein folk artists perform traditional art forms.

Updated on 18th July, 2005


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