Haryana, the North Indian State surrounding New Delhi from three sides is an agricultural state. About 70% of residents are engaged in agriculture. Wheat and rice are the major crops cultivated. Faridabad in Haryana is famous for Surajkund Mela which happens every year in Surajkund village lying between Baharpur and Lakkarpur in Faridabad district.
What is Surajkund Mela?
Surajkund Mela started in 1987 and witnessed millions of visitors every year. It has since then been a major crowd puller for Haryana. This mixture of art, craft, music and dance is an event that you need to visit once in a lifetime.
Surajkund festival or Surajkund festival or Surajkund Mela happens the first fortnight of each February. The colourful festival celebrates Indian folk traditions and cultural heritage. Surajkund festival holds a place on the international tourist calendar. The festival witnessed over a million visitors during the festival including thousands of foreign tourists. The festival brings together the artisans from all over the world, especially from SAARC nations.
So good news is that the Surajkund Mela is back!
What’s New This Year?
There are many new things happening this year. Every year carries an Indian state as a theme. This year the theme is Maharashtra. 1000 plus artisans are expected this time. Another highlight this year is that the fair is hosting Bhojpuri singer Malini Awasthi and famous comedian Surendra Sharma with his team. Apart from this, there are rock concerts, classical music performances, poetry recitals and many other programs. If you have been to this beautiful and versatile festival, you would know that most of the activities start after 6 PM. If it is going to be your first time, go after 6 PM to witness the best of Surajkund Mela.
Essential Information About Surajkund Mela
Timings for the Surajkund Mela are 10 AM to 7 PM and the fare is INR 120 for weekdays and INR 180 for weekends per head. For differently abled people and senior citizens, there is 50% discount. Students can also avail the discount provided they carry their ID cards with them.
This is a festival where you can eat, dance, shop and enjoy your heart out. Do not miss this!
Go and Enjoy people (Jā āṇi lōkān̄cā ānanda ghyā)