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Welcome, fellow art enthusiasts and culture connoisseurs, to the grand celebration of creativity and craftsmanship – the Surajkund International Crafts Mela!

In its radiant 37th edition, this iconic cultural extravaganza promises to be a sensory feast for all who seek to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Indian and global traditions.

Dates and Venue:

🗓️ Dates: February 2, 2024 – February 18, 2024
🕒 Time:10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
📍Location: Surajkund Mela Ground, Faridabad
Ticket Price: ₹120 for weekdays and ₹180 for weekends
Theme State: Gujarat

Unraveling the Surajkund Legacy:

Nestled in the heart of Faridabad, the Surajkund International Crafts Mela is more than just an event; it’s a journey into the soul of India’s artistic heritage. Originating in 1987, this cultural fiesta has grown to become one of the world’s largest craft fairs, a testament to the vibrant diversity of Indian artistry.

Masterpieces in Motion:

Imagine a bustling marketplace adorned with vibrant hues, resonating with the rhythmic beats of traditional music, and filled with the aroma of delectable regional cuisines. This mela is a living canvas, bringing together skilled artisans, craftsmen, and performers from every corner of the globe.

What to Expect at Surajkund International Crafts Mela:

1. Artisanal Marvels:

Get ready to be captivated by a kaleidoscope of handcrafted wonders. From exquisite pottery to intricate handloom textiles, the Mela showcases the talent and ingenuity of artisans, both local and international. Every piece tells a story, and you have the chance to be a part of it.

2. Cultural Extravaganza:

Immerse yourself in the diverse cultural performances that will grace the stages of Surajkund. Traditional dances, folk music, and theatrical presentations will transport you to different realms, celebrating the rich cultural heritage that defines our world.

3. Culinary Delights:

Indulge your taste buds in a gastronomic adventure as you explore the myriad flavors of regional Indian and international cuisines. From spicy street food to royal delicacies, the Mela is a food lover’s paradise.

What Could Be Better:

While Safdarjung Tomb is a spectacle after sunset, entry into the compound is prohibited after 5 PM. It leaves visitors yearning for a chance to marvel at its beauty up close during the evening hours. Hopefully, the authorities will consider extending the visiting hours to provide an even more enchanting experience.


As the sun sets on each day of the Surajkund International Crafts Mela, it leaves behind a trail of memories, a testament to the enduring legacy of art and culture. Whether you’re a seasoned art collector, a casual observer, or a family looking for a unique experience, this Mela offers something for everyone.

Mark your calendars, set your alarms, and join us at the Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2024 for an immersive journey into the heart of creativity and tradition. Let the vibrant colors, enchanting melodies, and skilled craftsmanship weave a tale that lingers in your heart long after the Mela concludes.


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