- Surbhi Jain
Surajkund Crafts Mela is an annual fest that takes place in Faridabad, Haryana. It is one of the most popular and largest fairs in the world where the footfall is estimated in millions. The 17-day cultural extravaganza is in its 32nd edition of the event will be organized.
The Mela will begin on February 2 and will continue till February 18, 2018. The ticket price on weekdays is Rs. 120 per person and for weekends it’s Rs. 180 per person. The timings will be 10:30 am to 8:30 p.m.
For the 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela-2018, the state of Uttar Pradesh has been chosen to be the Theme State. At least 20 countries and all the Indian states will be participating in the Mela. A large number of renowned national and international folk artists and cultural groups’ present-day performances at both the Chaupals, the open-air theatres, located in the Mela premises. Also, enthralling cultural evening programmes are held at the main Chaupal during each of the Mela evenings. A lot of national and international tourists visit this Mela.
The multi-cuisine Food Court provides ethnic cuisines from all over the world, which are immensely popular with visitors. There are designated places for amusement, adventure sports and joy rides to make it a must visit event for the young.
The Mela is indeed a custodian of the heritage crafts involving the use of traditional skills that are fading away due to cheap machine-made imitations, and a special section is earmarked for showcasing of these heritage crafts.
You can experience a vivid mixture of tradition, culture, art, craft, music, dance, etc, which would overwhelm your heart with joy. Moreover, the colourful ambience and the immersive cultural ethos in the place will surely delight once you visit this vibrant festival