The annual Surajkund Crafts Fair or Surajkund Mela 2023 displaying the cultural and artistic heritage of the country is back. The 36th International Surajkund Crafts Mela from 3rd – 19 February will showcase the finest of handlooms and handicrafts that India has to offer.
Northeast, a cluster of states in the northeast of India has been chosen as the Theme State in this year’s Surajkund Crafts Mela. A rendezvous of multiple communities, faiths and cultures, the Northeast region comprises of 8 States namely Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura often termed as the Eight Siblings with Sikkim- referred to as the ‘Brother’ to the ‘Seven Sisters’. The Surajkund Crafts Mela this year celebrates the beauty, art and culture of the Northeast India.
In the 36th Surajkund International Crafts Mela, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is participating as the Partner Nation and more than 25 countries like Turkey, Sri Lanka, Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia, UAE, Qatar, Cambodia and Saudi Arabia will participate .
The Surajkund Crafts Mela provides a platform to artisans and craftsmen from all over India to showcase and market their products without a middleman. The fair also celebrates the unique diversity of Indian traditions and culture in an ambience created to represent the ethos of rural India. It is a great place to savour the best that the country has to offer, be it handloom, craft, folk dance or cuisine.
Visitors to Surajkund Crafts Mela 2023 will also get an opportunity to tickle their taste buds at the Food Court, where mouth-watering delicacies from Northeast and other parts of the country will be available.
Surajkund Mela 2023 Frequently Asked Questions
Surajkund Mela 2023 Dates 3rd February – 19 February
Surajkund Mela Online Ticket Booking Tickets are available at https://in.bookmyshow.com/festival/surajkand-international-crafts-mela
What to buy at Surajkund Crafts Mela? There are loads of items that you may shop for. Some of the items worth checking out include Cane & Bamboo Bags, Banni Embroidery, Patola Saree, Woolen Shawl, Cotton Silk Saree, Chanderi Saree, Tussar Saree, Karvati Saree, Chamba Rumal, Pashmina Kani Shawl, Sozni Shawl, Kutchi Woolen Shawl, Patan Patola Saree, Manipuri Saree, Bidri Craft Items, Kolhapuri Chappal, Madhubani Painting, Tassar Painting, Pattachitra, Kalamkari, Phulkari, Miniature Painting, Pichawai Painting, Phad Painting, Thanjavur Painting, Blue Art Pottery, Chikkan from Lucknow, Lac Bangle, Terracotta Items, Sholapith, and Shital Patti work from Assam and more.
What to eat at Surajkund Crafts Mela? Though you may find stalls dishing out regional cuisines from their respective states, this year, however, spotlight will be on Northeast and SCO countries.
Where can I enjoy music and dance performances at Surjakund Crafts Mela? Chaupal is the venue for cultural activities at Surajkund Mela.
How to reach Surajkund Crafts Mela? Surajkund is approximately 8 km from South Delhi. The approach road branches off from the Mehrauli – Tughlaqabad road and goes past the Karni Singh Shooting Range. Visitors coming from outside Delhi may get down either at Faridabad, Gurgaon or New Delhi Railway Station. Tughlaqabad is the closest metro station. You can also hire tourist cabs/ tourist coaches to the venue from Delhi.
You may also check with Haryana Tourism, at 36, Janpath, New Delhi for special Surajkund Crafts Mela tours. You may also opt for buses from ISBT, Shivaji Stadium, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Surajkund. For more information on bus service to Surajkund Mela, please contact:
If you are driving to Surajkund Craft Fair, please keep a note of the parking details below: Gate No. 1 (Shekhawati): Entry from Delhi/Gurgaon, Parking number IA, IB, IC, ID Gate No. 2 (Kerala Gate): Entry from Faridabad/Gurgaon, Parking number IIA, IIB, IIC Gate No. 3 (Dhanteshwari): Entry from Delhi/Gurgaon, Parking number IIIA, IIIB (Opp. Hotel Rajhans) Gate No. 4 (TRC Gate): Entry from Delhi/Gurgaon, Parking number Near Silver Jubilee Gate
Entry Tickets to Surajkund Crafts Mela This year the Mela entry tickets have been priced at INR 120 for weekdays and INR 180 for weekends.
Where to stay in Surajkund? Especially foreign travellers, who want to be at the action packed venue and looking for neat and economical accommodation options in the vicinity of mela grounds may choose to stay at the hotels run by Haryana Tourism and these include Hotel Rajhans (0129- 2512318, 2512054-57, 2512310), Hermitage Huts (0129-2512313-15) and Sunbird Hotel(0129-2512312, 2512318). For excellent facilities and comfortable accommodation, one can also consider Vivanta by Taj – Surajkund, The Claridges Surajkund and Express Sarovar Portico.