Art Galleries & Exhibition
Surajkund International Craft Fair 2017
Frequented by literally millions of people the Surajkund International Craft Mela truly is in it's own plane of existence. It is organised annually by the Surajkund Mela Authority & Haryana Tourism in collaboration with Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture and External Affairs. The festival is considered to be the largest craft festival in the world. Every year a theme is chosen from one of the states in India and this year the honor fell to Jharkhand. The event is a roller coaster ride for the senses, with a wildly colorful surroundings with equally dazzling handicrafts and handloom on display.
There are open air theatres throughout the fair where folk and traditional artists from around the globe and country perform through out the fortnight. There are food courts which serve scrumptious food belonging to cusines all over the world. One can even find arrangements made for adventure sports for the amusement of the visitors. Surajkund Mela truly celebrates the Indian spirit of 'Unity in Diversity' while adding a global element to it. The fair was first upgraded to an International level in 2015 with Lebanon as the partner nation and Chattisgarh for the theme.
That year the festival saw a record participation from over 20 nations. The Surajkund Fair is a great initiative to keep the time honoured traditions of our country relevant along with those from other countries when we live in these times of digital boom and automation. The fortnight will see the world diverge in to Surajkund we sure hope you can too.
The mela creates an ambience reminiscent of rustic India and is a true celebration of the India we are fast forgetting in our drive to advance into the future. Whether it's the celebration of the diversity in India, the great food, the colorful crafts on sale or the numerous performance by traditional artists, Surajkund International Craft Mela is the place to be from this February 1st to the 14th.
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