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Shopaholic Alert: The 36th Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2023 is Here

Hosted annually by the Haryana Tourism Department, Surajkund International Crafts Mela is all set to enthral its visitors with impressive art and crafts. The awaited 36th Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2023 will be held from the 1st of February to the 16th of February 2023. The mela was first hosted in 1987 and has continued attracting visitors. More than a million visitors attend this mela every year. So gear up, shopping fanatics! Now is the time to get something for yourself that has a majestic blend of colours, joy and rhythm. If you want to visit this event, book your rooms at family hotels in Faridabad to experience the richness of the festival. 

If you have these questions in mind, follow this article till the end, and you will have the right answers. 


What Do Surajkund International Crafts Mela Displays?


For people who haven’t visited this mela ever, Surajkund International Crafts Mela displays a diversity of Indian heritage in the form of handlooms and handicrafts. Many small and big handcrafted goods are available on display and for purchase. You can find decorated mirrors, bandles, home decor goods, and more. 


You will be tired of wandering around the stalls, but you won’t feel satisfied enough from gazing at the beauty of those products.


More than 20 countries participate in this event and display their products among the millions of visitors. Many national and international artists unite to give mesmerising performances, showcasing global talent and entertainment for the tourists and visitors to this mela. 


Timing and Ticket Price for the Surajkund Mela of 2023


Ticket Price: The tickets will cost you Rs. 120 per head on weekdays and Rs. 180 on weekends. 

Timing: The mela will remain open from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM every day until the 16th of February, 2023. 


Due to the large number of people attending this Mela, there is a high possibility of good hotels selling out. So if you are planning on visiting here, it’s advisable to pre-book a good family hotel in Faridabad to avoid end minute hassle.


Interesting Attractions of Surajkund Mela

Every year, one state of India gets the privilege of being the theme state for the entire meal. Under this, the chosen state is highlighted across the mela in decor and handicraft items. Hundreds of artists from that state can perform their art and folk dances to entertain and educate the people about their state. This year the theme is India’s Ashtalakshmi- the Northeast. 


How to Reach Surajkund Mela Conveniently?

You can commute to the destination by air, road or train. When travelling by air, make sure you pick Delhi as your destination and book a car to come to Faridabad, which will be convenient for you. 


The road network of Faridabad from nearby cities is good. Hence, you can commute through the road as well. But for that, you might have to come down to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Kanpur, Patiala or other nearby destinations. 


There are trains from all across India that you can board to reach directly to Faridabad station. Chandigarh Express, SAMTA Express and HW BDTS SF Express are a few of the trains that come to Faridabad. 


The locals can take a cab, taxi or rickshaw to reach the ground. The nearest metro station to the Suraj Kund Road, Lakewood City, Faridabad is Badarpur Metro Station, which is just 4.3 km away from the mela ground. 



The 23rd Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2023 is a chance for artists from different corners to showcase their skills. Support these artists by coming down to Faridabad, have some time to explore the top sightseeing destinations in Agra, Delhi and other nearby areas.

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