Cultural Programmes

Delve into performing arts by renowned classical artists which add a new vibe and colour with their thrilling performances to the mela ambiance. From Indian folk songs, Ghazals to classical dance forms there is a bouquet of culture to immerse oneself every evening at the Amphitheatre or the ‘Chaupal’.

Not only handicrafts but performing arts too take centre stage here at the Surajkund International Crafts Mela. The cultural troupes present distinct dance and folk traditions depicting the culture of the states or the regions to which they belong. The artistes are enthused by the electrifying ambience at the chaupal (performance area or stage) and give the event a dash of musical flair. At the open air theatre or the ‘Natyashala’, folk dances and musical evenings are held throughout the fortnight.

Performers from both India as well as participating foreign nations enthral the audience with ethnic and traditional flavours of their respective land and culture. It is a musical and visual treat for those who long to be soaked in tradition and folk art.

The cultural evenings are the food of this grand event. Many popular and celebrated artists grace the chaupal and present their unique talent for the audience. From ghazals, classical vocals like thumri to rags, there is a potpourri of classical music from across the nation.

Music and Dance

Surajkund International Crafts Mela is a melting pot of sorts, where music and dance invites people to join in this celebration unlike any. People from all walks of life feel immersed in the cultural pathos and join the talented performers and enjoy the colours of what India is made of.

Witness sound and beats from across the nation on one platform. Dances that tell tales of rural settings and history come alive in the amphitheatres of the mela. it a chance for visitors to delve into the cultural roots of India and a chance to experience the diversity of the nation.

From foot tapping Bhangra to classical ballets there is a treat of for lovers of art culture and dance unlike any.

Organising Agency

The Mela is jointly organised, hosted & executed by the Surajkund Mela Authority in collaboration with the Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture, External Affairs, Department of Tourism, Government of Haryana and Haryana Tourism Corporation. This festival has come to occupy a place of utmost prominence on the international tourist calendar, attracting more than a million domestic and foreign visitors during the Mela fortnight.