A thrilling traditional party that blends food, aesthetics, craft, music, dance and more is back again to take our wits to party mode. And yes we are talking about Surjakund Mela.
The mela that calls artisans and craftsmen from across India and the SAARC nations will be live from Feburary 1 to February 16, 2020 and is one party that you must be a part of.
And sensing that you are already excited to know more, here’s everything you need to know about 2020 Surajkund Mela.
Surajkund Mela is an annual affair and will host its 34th edition this year. The mela is being organized since 1987 and promotes the handicrafts mostly from India. More than a million visitors are in attendance every year (including foreigners) making it one of the famous weekend fun-ivities.
Location and more
Location: Surajkund, Faridabad
Surjakund Mela Timing – Every day from 1st feb to 16 feb from 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM.
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: 13 lakh visitors including 1 lakh foreigners
2020 Theme Of Surajkund International Crafts Festival
Every year a state-based theme is selected for the mela and this time the theme state is Himachal Pradesh. So be ready to see more of Himachali handicrafts, art, craft, cuisines and much more.
What You Can Shop For At The Surjakund Mela?
Besides ticket fare, be sure to stack up a good chunk of cash because you wouldn’t be able to restrain yourself from buying a wide range of stuff that the mela has to offer.
Besides local pottery, textile and paintings, one can pick up state-specific goodies like Sandalwood and rosewood carving from South India, Banarasi Sarees from Varanasi
Madhubani painting from Bihar, Puppetry and spices from Rajasthan, Tibetan bells and clothes from North East and much more.
Besides shopping, you also get to enjoy dance performances, helicopter rides, amusement rides and more.
A mela without food isn’t a thing, right? Well, Surjkund Mela has got it sorted for you. You can choose from 20+ stalls offering street food from Rajasthan, Gujarat, Nepal and even Mysore, among others. Winter specialties like gajar ka halwa, jalebi would also be on sale.
The ticket prices for the upcoming mela would mostly be as follows:
Weekdays: INR 120/- per person
Weekends: INR 180/- per person
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