03 FEB 2023

Surajkund Mela Kicks Off in Faridabad


36th Edition

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The 36th Surajkund International Crafts Mela will be held in Faridabad, Haryana from February 3 to February 19.

focus on Northeast

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The theme of the fair this year is the eight states of the Northeast.

artisanal handicraft

The Surajkund Mela showcases regional and international crafts, handloom and traditions, along with cuisines from various regions. 

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Over a million visitors

The Mela attracts more than a million visitors from India and around the world.

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the tickets

The ticket prices for Surajkund Mela on weekdays will be around Rs 120, whereas on the weekends the tickets will cost Rs 180.

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Security Arrangements

Considering the popularity of the Mela, adequate security arrangements have been made on the fair premises.

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global artists

Artists from more than 40 countries are going to participate in the fair. This includes folk artists and cultural groups.

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No maCHine-made goods

The handicrafts and handloom in the Mela exhibition are all handmade. Machine-made goods are not included.

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local to global

The exhibition was first held in 1987, and over the years, the local Mela has now become an international affair.

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