Surajkund International Crafts Mela
|2023||Feb 01 – 16 ,2023|
|2024||To be announced|
Surajkund International Crafts Mela is an annual festival celebrated at Surajkund in Haryana for a span of 2 weeks in order to give prominence to the craftsmanship, handlooms, handicrafts and cultural diversity of our country. The first fair was held in the year 1987. Ever since then, there is no looking back. Each year, the fair has grown bigger in size, welcoming people from all parts of India, including abroad. In the year 2013, Surajkund Mela has upgraded at an international level. That was the 28th edition of the Mela.
A vibrant fair which is organized by the Surajkund Mela Authority & Haryana State Tourism in close association with Central Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture and External Affairs, the Surajkund International Crafts Mela is today acclaimed as the largest crafts fair in the world with more than a million visitors every year from all parts of India and globally. Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2023 dates are from 1st February 2023 to 16th February 2023.
It is one of the most favourite crafts mela in India and one of the best festival tours in India which people look forward to attend to have a glimpse of the rich heritage of our country. Book your tickets Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2023 tour now.
Objective of Surajkund International Crafts Mela
The concept of the mela is a unique one as it is under a single roof, you get to witness the diversity of India’s handicrafts, handlooms and crafts from every nook and corner of the country. You get to see the artistic and handcrafted works of our skilled artisans in a traditional rural setting but with a modern approach. Today, the crafts mela is not limited to Indian products only. It has opened up the doors to show case international crafts and other items too. The purpose is to protect our heritage, focus on handmade items, do-away with the cheap machine-made products, and to encourage our local artisans.
The Concept of Theme State
Each year, a state is chosen as the theme of the fair. The purpose of this theme concept is to make the visitors get acquainted to the craft, art, food and culture of that themed state in a better way. Once the state is decided upon, the fair is designed with the state’ culture and other signs and symptoms in mind, including the set-up, attire, decoration, cuisines etc. In 2022, which was the 35th edition of the fair, the theme chosen was Jammu & Kashmir state. All exclusive products of J&K were showcased in the fair. Such a showcase organized each year influences the customers’ buying pattern and their preference for more Indian handmade stuff and handlooms.
Highlights of the festival
You get to explore the talent and the richness of our country in the form of variety of handicrafts and handlooms, each item being unique to its state and region, depicting the cultural heritage of India. The crafts mela keeps alive the traditional and classical culture of Indian handicrafts and handlooms.
Besides this, Surajkand International Crafts Mela has other exciting events and programs to enjoy and explore.
Exporters and Buyers Meet: TheThe Surajkund Crafts Mela Tour Faridabad, is a perfect platform to open up business avenues for small-scale artisans and weavers of our country. Craftsmen and buyers come face to face with each other. It opens up avenues for trading in foreign countries as well. It offers a support system to start-ups and businesses to tap the export market.
Cultural extravaganza: Visitors can witness various cultural programs performed by national and international folk artists and cultural groups. Open air drama or chaupals, open air theatres are the highlighting events. The themed state displays their culture, songs, music and dance performed by artists of that state. Enthralling cultural programmes are held at the Chaupals in the evening, enticing the visitors.
Shopping bonanza: Surajkand International Crafts Mela is a gifts and shopping galore. This is one platform where you can find plethora of items – handicrafts, handlooms, garments, accessories, home décor, furniture and many more. Visitors get engrossed in a shopping paradise because all items here are display of the works of skilled craftsmen and weavers of India.
Amusement: Amusement, adventure sports, joy rides are available at designated places which the kids and the young crowd can enjoy during their visit to the crafts mela.
Multi-Cuisines outlets: There are hundreds of food stalls lined up on the mela ground. A wide variety of delicacies, both national and international cuisines, are seen at Surajkand International Crafts Mela.
How to reach Surajkund?
The nearest airport is Delhi International Airport, from which the Surajkund is just 25 km away. Badarpur Metro Station is just 4.3 kilometres from Surajkund Crafts Mela. And of course, local buses, private cabs are easily available.
The aura of the Surajkand International Crafts Mela is such that it attracts everyone. People from all parts of India and many from abroad visit Surajkund during the festival time. A festival of Indian culture, art and music, a festival of various cultural ethos, a festival celebrated for a span of 15 days – this is one festival which the people of India should not miss at all. You can book your tour to Surajkund Crafts Mela 2023 well in advance to avoid the last-minute rush. The best tour operator in India can guide you on the same. It is indeed worth visiting once in your lifetime Surajkand International Crafts Mela to celebrate India’s diversity in tradition and culture and crafts and handlooms and be proud of India’s rich heritage.