Surajkund International Crafts Mela 1st February to 9th February 2020

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Location : Surajkund, Haryana, India

Destination Type: Cultural

A unique International craft festival, the Surajkund Mela is a platform for artists across the globe to showcase their culture and talent. Hosted annually by the Haryana Tourism Department in Surajkund, the mela has many offbeat attractions for tourists of every age. It attracts millions of tourists.

History of  Surajkund Crafts Mela

  1. This fair was first started in 1987
  2. During 2009, with Madhya Pradesh as the theme state, 50 crafts’ persons from SAARC countries, Thailand and Egypt also participated in the Mela 
  3. 2015 edition of fair was visited by 1.2 million visitors including 160,000 foreigners
  4.  In 2016 edition China will be participating in the fair as a part of agreement signed between India and China to celebrate 2016 as “Year of China in India”
  5. For the 34th Surajkund International Crafts Mela-2020, the state of Himachal Pradesh has been chosen to be the Theme State

Activities for tourists at Surajkund Crafts Mela

  1. Watch renowned national and international folk artistes and cultural groups present day performances at the Chaupals, the open-air theaters
  2. Participate in  Chaupal during each of the Mela evening
  3. Shop for handicrafts from 20 countries that are participating this year
  4. Try out the cuisines from different countries and Indian states
  5. Engage in literary discussions, handloom exhibition and other cultural programs

How to reach there


Delhi International airport is the nearest airport 25 kms away from Surajkund. It is connected to most of the international cities and major cities in India


Delhi is the nearest railway junction. Faridabad and Gurgaon are both linked to Delhi via railway lines. From each of these stations, one can travel to Surajkund by car/cab or tourist coach.

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. New Delhi ( 23 kms away)
  2. Agra ( 208 kms away)
  3. Mathura ( 128kms away)
  4. Vrindavan (112 kms away)
  5. Alwar (147 kms away)

Some hotels in Faridabad with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Sarovar Portico Surajkund

Goldfinch Hotel Faridabad

La Residenza

Evoke Lifestyle

Hotel Sewa Grand

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