Location: Surajkund, Faridabad
Date of Mela : 1st to 15th february every year
Area: 40 acres with about 1010 work huts
Organised By: Surajkund Mela Authority in collaboration with the Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture, External Affairs, Department of Tourism, Government of Haryana and Haryana Tourism Corporation
First Hosted In: 1987
Surajkund Craft Mela 2020 ticket price will mostly stay between INR 50/- to INR 200/- as per the trend. The ticket prices for the upcoming mela would mostly be as follows:
Weekdays: INR 120/- per person
Weekends: INR 180/- per person
How to reach From Delhi:Surajkund in Faridabad lies a mere 8 km from South Delhi and is well connected to other major states and cities via a good network of roadways, railways, and airways.
By Road: Take gurgaon faridabad road to reched if you are coming from NH 8 or from MG road
By metro : Take metro till mg road gurgaon or till DLf pdae -I after that you can book cab ola or uber which will take almost 200 rs till suraj kund
By Air:The location of the Surajkund fair is about 27 km from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, a mere 35 minute drive.
By Rail:The nearest railway station to Surajkund is the New Delhi Railway Station as this junction is well connected to both Faridabad and Gurgaon. One can also easily reach from the Delhi Sarai Rohilla Railway Station.
Apart from Delhi and Faridabad, Surajkund is connected to cities like Gurgaon, Chandigarh, and Jaipur. One can travel to Surajkund by their own conveyance, or take a taxi upon getting down at the railway station or airport. Regular buses from Delhi to Faridabad also ply from various places in the two cities.
Average bus fare: INR 30/- per person (subject to change)
Distance from Central Delhi to Surajkund Mela: 46 km
Time taken: 1 hour 30 minutes
Distance from Central Gurgaon to Surajkund Mela: 45 km Time taken: 1 hour
Distance from Chandigarh to Surajkund Mela: 275 km Time taken: 5 hours 15 minutes
Distance from Jaipur to Surajkund Mela: 284 kmTime taken: 5 hours 30 minutes
Things To Do At The Surajkund Mela
Dear shopaholics, the Surajkund Mela 2020 is officially your playground and you can run amok buying whatever you want without guilt or worries of budget
If you’re into trying something new plate after plate and are totally in love with the flavours and spicy cuisines of India right down to its street food, then this fair is your heaven.
Folk performances of the Theme State can be seen throughout the festival. Just follow the crowds and lively music, and you might catch a glimpse of a vivid dance performance here and there. Or better, you can head to ‘Natyashala’, an amphitheatre kind of area designated for such performances inside the mela.
The Surajkund authorities are letting visitors indulge in this rare opportunity at the mela so that they can enjoy the aerial views of the fair and the surrounding areas at a relatively nominal price
Helicopter ride ticket cost: INR 2,500/- per person (free for children aged 2 and below)
Where to buy tickets: Ticket Counter #1, Helipad, and the official mela website
Altitude: 100 to 500 feet above the ground
Duration of flight: 6 to 10 minutes
4. Amusement Zone
Let your kids have fun with the many rides and swings at the Amusement Zone inside the park while you hop around on your shopping spree. From Ferris Wheel, Bungee Jumping, to video games, there are a plethora of options for kids and youngsters to indulge in at this fun section so that you can explore the mela peacefully while your little ones have the time of their lives!
What To Buy At The Surajkund Mela
Items made from wood, ivory, stonework, lacquerware, cane, grass, and more
Organic and Ayurvedic goods
Naturally made cosmetics and body care products
Sandalwood and rosewood carving from South India
Banarasi Sarees from Varanasi
Madhubani painting from Bihar
Puppetry and spices from Rajasthan
Tibetan bells and clothes from North East
The famous ‘Chikri’ woodcraft of Kashmir
Unique cane craft and ‘Kantha’ traditions of West Bengal
‘Phulkari’ embroidery from Punjab
Terracotta items from Delhi
‘Banjara’, ‘Bandhani’, and ‘Bunni’ embroidery of Gujarat
Lace and crochet from Goa
Chikan work of Lucknow
Places To Visit Near Surajkund Mela:
1) Surajkund Lake : Indians and visitors of SAARC nations: INR 15/- per person and Foreigners: INR 200/- per per2.
2)Surajkund Hot Spring: 600 m south of Surajkund, there is a small natural hot spring called the Siddha Kund,this pool of fresh hot water oozing from the crevices in the rocks is frequented by pilgrims and its water is considered a great remedy for aching joints and many skin diseases.
3)Anagpur Dam:Located at Delhi-Badkhal-Surajpur road.The dam was constructed by Firuz Shah Tughlaq (1351-88) who had a quartzite stone placed over the mouth of a narrow ravine here to catch rainwater.
4)Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary:Located at Shooting Range Rd, Asola Wildlife Sanctuary, Asola, New Delhi, Delhi 110044 you can visit between 9:30 AM to 5 PM ,Ticket price: INR 100/- per person.The Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most fun and adventurous places in Delhi NCR to be at after you’ve seen the Surajkund Mela.
Places To Stay Near Surajkund Mela
1)Hotel Diamond Inn: For A Budget Stay
Location: 1D-5B B.P N.I.T., Near Hardware Chowk, Faridabad, Haryana 121001
Prices starting from: INR 1,300/- per night
Google Rating: 3.6/5 | TripAdvisor Rating: 4/5
2)Vivanta by Taj: For A Luxurious Affair
Location: Shooting Range Road, Surajkund, Faridabad, Haryana 121009
Prices starting from: INR 5,437/- per night ,Google Rating: 4.4/5 | TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
So wot are you thinking next year take out time to attend this amazing international craft meal ,trus me after visiting this meal you will be eagerly waiting for year.