One of India’s most popular art and crafts fair is back with its 33rd edition in Faridabad. Ethnic to the core and brimming with culture, the Surajkund International Crafts Mela, once again opens doors from February 1 till February 17, 2019 at Faridabad.
This time around for its 33rd edition, the beautiful culture of Maharashtra will be in the spotlight. The event witnesses more than a million visitors every year. The Mela is organised by the Surajkund Mela Authority and Haryana Tourism in collaboration with Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture and External Affairs.
The event venue will include two grand ‘chaupals’, open air theatres, various amusement activities and a gigantic multi-cuisine food court. Plays, folk dances and a variety of folk art are also scheduled to for each day to entertain the visitors. A variety of fabrics, handlooms, handicrafts will be on display at the fair too.
The Mela aims to integrate the diverse cultures and traditions of the country and celebrate them. It also provides a major platform to preserve the ancient, traditional works of craftsmanship and handloom that are slowly diminishing with changing times by being replaced with new, cheaper imitations and machinery. The Mela has more than 1000 artisans from all over the world participating in it alongside Indian artisans.
One can also attend the mesmerising recitals that will take place in the Natyashalas during the evenings. The fair caters to all visitors from all over the world. From adults to kids, there is something to keep everyone engaged. There is a different section for amusement and adventure sports along with a varity of food from all around the world which the children can enjoy.
The tickets to this event range from INR 120 to INR 180. Approximately 20 countries along with all the states of India will participate in this magnificent event. It certainly promises to be the ideal platform to showcase and celebrate the diversity of India.