The International

SurajKund Mela

A fair to Remember

Surajkund International Crafts Mela is a highly acclaimed world’s biggest crafts fair. It is a mosaic of India’s diversity and a kaleidoscopic celebration of crafts, music and rhythm, art and culture from across the world. Indulge in shopping of authentic traditional crafts, handicrafts and handlooms, witness the folk performances or delve into the culinary treats from far corners of the globe. It is all here at Surajkund Mela. 

It is a one of its kind experience where you get to interact with skilful and dexterous artists who showcase their talents with their magnificent handicrafts items in the majestic rural backdrop.   As you wander in the meandering lanes of the fair, you are taken back in time, when life was simple, as you witness the entire landscape dotted with thatched huts,

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The
History | इतिहास

It was in the year 1987, when an idea transformed the canvas of Surajkund and the seat of the 10th century Tomar chieftain, Surajpal, into a spectacular venue for India’s finest and popular handloom and handicrafts fair.

Finest craftspersons from across the country wind their way to participate in a celebration of India’s age old living crafts in a rhapsody christened Surajkund Crafts Mela1. The best of the crafts are unveiled under cosy thatch roofs, ethnic ambience and rural romance of Indian villages.

The purpose of the Mela was to invite master craftspersons of varied disciplines from all over the country onto a single

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Theme State

Gujarat

Gujarat has history, and it has plenty of stories. It is home to Dholavira, a city of the Indus Valley civilisation, dating to 3ª Century BC. As well as contemporary creations, epitomised by the tallest statue in the world.

Gujarat is an unending array of places to visit and lose oneself in. The astounding Rani ni Vav, the goosebump-inducing Somnath temple, the majestic wilderness of the Gir National Park, the beautiful starkness of the Rann of Kutch - to name just a few.

Where centuries-old traditions and nimble craftsmanship unravel.

Gujarat has a spellbinding legacy, bringing together varied strands of culture and tradition. It is home to a wide range of textiles that are intricately linked to its past. Artistry characterises Gujarat and it manifests itself in many exquisite handicrafts that best showcase Gujarat's traditions.

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Partner Nation

Tanzania

Tanzania, a land known for its breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife, is also a canvas for vibrant artistic expression and rich cultural heritage. From the intricate beadwork of the Maasai to the contemporary art scenes in urban centers, Tanzania’s local art and crafts scene is a testament to the country’s creativity and traditions. Tanzanian artists will take you to a journey through the captivating world of Tanzanian artistry, exploring traditional crafts, contemporary works, the talented local artisans behind them.

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Cultural Partner

North Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Development Corporation (NEHHDC), is an organisation that attempts to develop and promote the indigenous crafts of the North Eastern region by connecting craftsmen to prospective markets and consumers and generating economic, cultural and social opportunities for creators while adding cultural value for consumers. It offers a range of products from all the eight North Eastern states namely Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. The organisation procures handicrafts and handlooms from artisans and weavers across the region and retails the same through its chain of "Purbashree" Emporia located at Shillong, Guwahati, Kolkata, New Delhi, Bangalore and a Sales Promotion Office at Chennai.

NEHHDC has now brought the art and craft from across the North Eastern Region to Surajkund Mela and it is a chance to experience the vibes of the Northeast through its artisans and exquisite handicrafts which will add the Charm of North Eastern Region of India to the Surajkund Mela

Kaleidoscope

From the eyes of camera over the years

The SurajKund Mela

Itinerary

Illustrative Map

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