What Makes The Surajkund Mela Every Mom’s Favourite Outing

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February is here and in Delhi that means one of the most celebrated festivals is in town. The Surajkund Mela always opens every year in the 1st week of February for a fortnight and we're super excited. The kids and I are definitely heading out to check out the fun & excitement the mela brings to the city every year. 

What Is The Surajkund Mela?

The festival is in its 34th edition and is hosted by the Haryana Tourism Department. This unique International craft festival is a platform for artists across the globe to showcase their culture and talent. This year the state of Himachal Pradesh has been chosen to be the Theme State. At least 20 countries and all the states of India are participating in the Mela. The core reason behind holding this festival every year is to promote the talent and culture of local artisans in our country. World over machines are replacing humans faster than before, so this is an attempt by the Haryana government to boost the export of local handlooms.

What Can You Look Forward To?

  • There are a large number of renowned national and international folk artistes and cultural groups who perform at the Chaupals, the open-air theatres located on the grounds.
  • Each state displays showcases the talent and handicraft from their area and the riot of colours is just amazing. 
  • There are designated places for amusement, adventure sports and joy rides to make it a must-visit event for the young. The younger ones need to be entertained right?
  • This is the perfect opportunity to introduce your children to different cuisines from around Indian and around the world. The multi-cuisine food court promises to be a treat.
  • To encourage youth participation, a discount of 50% on entry tickets is being given to college students on weekdays on the production of valid ID cards.
  • You will be happy to know there is a complete ban is imposed on the plastic/polythene bags within the Mela premises.

Where: Surajkun Mela Ground, Faridabad.

Tickets: Rs 120- Rs 200 depending on weekday/weekend. You can purchase tickets before entering the craft fair. Tickets can also be purchased online, on BookMyShow’s official website.

Time: The Mela is on from 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM every day

 

 

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