Excursions From Delhi
The Surajkund Crafts mela is an annual event organised in the site of Surajkund in Haryana, some 8 km from South Delhi. The fair is organised by the state government from 1st to 15th February each year to create a rural ambience for foreign and domestic tourists. Visitors can see fascinating techniques and skills involved in some of the finest handloom and handicraft traditions of India. The fair also serves the purpose of preserving languishing crafts of the country.
In the 10th century A.D., the place was inhabited by the Tomars- the sun worshippers who built a temple around a sun-pool situated in the site. This site over the years came to be known as Surajkund. Surrounded by Aravalli ranges, the annual fair also host the best cuisine and cultural festivities. Apart from the food festival in which cuisines from almost all parts of the country are displayed, the cultural events are also organised in the open-air- theatre, Natyahala. Witness the best of crafts, embroidery, textiles prints, carpet, loom weaving, and silk fabrics, jewellery, pettery, metalwares etc. in this typical rural India settings.