Do you love bedecking your home with handicrafts? Then book your tickets to Faridabad anytime between February 1 and February 15.
Located south of Delhi, the city of Faridabad witnesses the Surajkund International Crafts Mela every year. Just like any other year, this year too the city is all geared up luring the handicraft enthusiasts and tourists to its pompous and most sought after annual fair.
Every year the fair is based on a theme state. Well, this year the theme state for the fair is Goa.
In this fair, one can come across a large variety of traditional handiworks. You can find pure cotton Durries, Bidri performs, carpeting, Madhubani artwork, wood made and bamboo bedding products, set products, Banarasi, soft silk and kosa performs, exquisite and skilful paintings, textiles, wood stock, ivory work, pottery, terracotta, stonework, lac work and cane and grass work and a lot more alluring rural Indian handicrafts.
Apart from impressive crafts, the fair offers lip smacking delicacies too. After picking up a bagful of splendid handicrafts, the food lovers can have a great time gorging on to the Indian cuisines. Goa being the theme state this year, foodies can look forward to feasting on a variety of Goan cuisines at the food stalls here.
It’s remarkable that the fair organizers have not overlooked the needs of the stressed out visitors too. Open theatres have been set up on the fair ground for folk dance and music. After exploring the amazing handicrafts for uncountable hours, one can soothe their stressed out nerves by observing the cultural performances.
Carry home Sri Lankan handicrafts too
Besides Indian handicrafts, the 2014 Surajkund International Crafts Mela will be showcasing Sri Lankan handicrafts too.
This year Sri Lanka has shown interest in the fair and has teamed up with India for the international fair.
All the SAARC nations come forward for this fair every year. Around 18 nations have participated in the fair this year.
The Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture, External Affairs, and the Government of Haryana shoulders the responsibility of organizing this fair every year.
The Surajkund Mela provides a platform to the unnoticed craftsmen and artisans for displaying their unmatchable talent.
The states of Karnataka (2013), Karnataka (2012), Andhra Pradesh (2011), Rajasthan (2010), Madhya Pradesh (2009), West Bengal (2008), Andhra Pradesh (2007), Maharashtra (2006) and Chattisgarh (2005) have showcased their traditional arts and crafts in the preceding years.
Travel guide to destination Surajkund
The Surajkund International Mela is organized at Surajkund in Faridabad district. It’s 8 km from South Delhi. The place is well-connected with roads, railways and metros.
The mode of transport includes bus, train, metro and cabs. Keeping one’s convenience in mind, one can choose any mode of transport from among them.
Foreigners need to fly down to Delhi and then head for Faridabad.
If you are a handicraft, handloom enthusiast, then the Surajkund mela is just the right place for you.
Book your tickets right now!