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The embodiment of art and cultures of India, Surajkund International Craft Mela is a major attraction not just for talented and skilled artists but for a large number of tourists who are fond of art and ethnicity. With the use of traditional skills and heritage craft, Surajkund Craft Mela is a display of colors, craft, art and tradition, tribal music and scrumptious foodstuff that would leave you craving for more.

Every year the Surajkund International Craft Mela is organized in Faridabad, Haryana with the central theme being any state. Starting from 1987, it has led its way into a large success showcasing the richness in handicraft and handlooms; it is known to be the largest cultural and craft fest in the world. It is not only a platform for craftsmen from India to demonstrate their talent but other SAARC nation also take part in it to showcase the richness of their ancient and vibrant cultures.

Surajkund International Craft Mela 2020

Continuing the tradition of all these years, this year the 33rd Surajkund International Craft Mela is being organized from 1st of February to 17th February 2020 in Faridabad, Haryana with the central theme being the state of Maharastra.

With more than 20 countries and almost all the states participating in the Mela there would be various performances including folk dance, open theater, dance and music performances, etc. The most amusing performances at the “two Chaupals” and “Natyashala” are like icing on the cake. It beams up the nightfall and would further add enjoyment and exhilaration on your mela excursion.


Roughly there would be around 400 craft huts and a multi-cuisine food court which you should definitely stopover at and enjoy the ethnic and traditional food items from around the world.  There are various places for amusement, adventure games like kayaking, adventure rides which is also a major factor for an attraction of young enthusiastic visitors.

Every year millions of visitors occupy this place to witness the affluent artisans, painters, potters, weavers and wood carvers who showcase their talents in the form of handlooms, sculptures, handicraft item, pottery work and weaving items and some show their skills in metal and wood work.

Venue of Surajkund International Craft Mela

Surajkund International Craft Mela has a variety of tourists not just from all parts of India but from across the world. Faridabad lies only 35km from the national capital of Delhi. You can take a train from New Delhi railway station to Faridabad or can also take a metro from Kashmiri Gate- violet line towards Badarpur Border.


Taking a cab is also a good option if you want a comfortable journey. You can also drive there by your own vehicle. There is a parking facility on charging basis where you can park your car. You can also avail the lodging and transportation facility to mela from the airport during your stay in Surajkund Mela.

Timings and Entry Fees:

The Surajkund International Craft Mela is organized from 1st February 2019- 17th February 2020.  The standard timings of Mela are 10 am to 7 pm.

The entrance ticket cost Rs 120 on weekdays and Rs 180 on weekends.

Places to stay in Faridabad:

There are a number of small hotels and a few prominent hotels which you can book during your stay in Faridabad. These are some of the hotels which you can opt for your comfortable stay during the tour to Surajkund International Craft Mela 2020.

  1. Vivanta by Taj
  2. Express Sarovar Portico
  3. Park Plaza
  4. Vibe By the Lalit Traveler
  5. Hotel Saffron Kiran, Atrium Hotel

You can plan your weekend for the trip to Surajkund International Craft Mela and add other places to visit near Faridabad in your bucket list. Since Faridabad is well connected to the national capital of Delhi, you can also see the amazing part of Delhi. There are several places you can visit in Faridabad which it is famous for like the Surajkund Lake and Baba Farid’s Tomb.

surajkund lakeImage source

Check out the places to visit in Faridabad and places to visit in Delhi and plan your amazing trip accordingly.

Do not miss the amazing opportunity to be more familiar about the ethnicity and culture of Maharashtra and other states and tribes of India, plan your tour to 33rd Surajkund International Craft Mela and relish the paradise of talent and skills of these artists.

“A squirt of art, skills, colors, culture, and tradition. Surajkund International Craft Mela is indisputably the biggest and the lone matchless carnival in the world”.

Yashita is a student, a part-time activist and has interned with CRY and NDTV trying to bring change in the society. She is a Thalassophile and paleophile which makes her a seeking wanderer. A part of her is a dancer another part a budding pollster and other parts are geeks and animal lovers. She is a high-spirited being and always on her toes to help others.

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