It’s February! It’s the onset of the spring season! And it’s time for the one of the most celebrated confluences of India’s culture and folk traditions – the Surajkund Mela. The annual event held in Faridabad, Haryana, is a 17-day cultural extravaganza is set to take you to a colourful world with a multitude of events and activities to look forward to in its 32nd edition. Starting February 2, 2018, the Mela will continue till February 18, 2018, and will showcase spectacular regional and international crafts, handlooms, with an array of lip-smacking multi-cuisine delicacies.
The event is organised by the Surajkund Mela Authority and Haryana Tourism in collaboration with Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture and External Affairs. Attracting more than a million of Indian and international visitors, it is representative of the ethos of rural India. On display are some of the most exquisite handlooms and handicrafts of India, showcasing the unique diversity of Indian traditions and culture.
FestivEscape answers some of the Frequently Asked Questions about the Surajkund Mela.
When is Surajkund Mela 2018 being held?
The Surajkund Mela 2018 will begin on February 2, 2018, and will continue till February 18, 2018. This is the 32nd edition of the Mela.
What is the theme for Surajkund Mela 2018?
The state of Uttar Pradesh has been picked to be the Theme State for the 32nd edition of the Surajkund Mela. Along with all Indian states, around 20 countries are participating in the Mela.
What are timings of Surajkund Mela 2018?
The Surajkund Mela 2018 is open to visitors from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm.
What much does Surajkund Mela ticket cost?
The ticket price for the Mela is fixed at Rs 120 per person on weekdays and Rs. 180 per person on Saturdays and Sundays. The tickets can be booked online here.
What are the main charms of Surajkund Mela 2018?
The Mela hosts handicrafts and handlooms, cultural performances by renowned singers, musicians and poets.
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