Explore Telangana in Surajkund Fair 2016, a Pleasurable Tableau of Rich and Vibrant Culture of Indian Art and Handicrafts
Telangana is the newest entry into the sovereign India after its divorce from Andhra Pradesh. Opportunities come once in a lifetime and thus you should not miss to explore the features of handicrafts, performing arts, cuisine and tourism of this beautiful part of our country. But hey! You can explore these features but not through touring Telangana especially if you are from Delhi or Haryana. Seems like awkward? Yes it is true because this year's Surajkund Fair will charm your experience with its theme state - Telangana.
Vibrant celebrations, cultural heritage and the beauty of handicraft define the magnificence of Surajkund Mela, which is now started from February 01, 2016. It will be 31st Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2016. Telangana has been chosen as the theme state with minimum 20 countries and all states of India will mark their presence in this Fair. While spending your day in the Mela, you will enthrall to see performances of folk artists and cultural groups at Chaupals and open-air theatres. More to your enjoyment, the option of savouring delicious food items at the multi-cuisine Food Court is always available to serve you.
As for the past 30 years, Surajkund Fair 2016 will be organized at Faridabad city of an Indian State of Haryana.
Dates & Timings
Surajkund Fair 2016 will be held from February 01 to 15, 2016 between 10.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m.
China and Japan are the focus nations for 30th Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2016. They will present their skills and talents of crafts persons, master chefs and cultural troupes. Last year, Lebanon was selected as the focus nation for 29th Surajkund Mela 2016.
Newly formed Telangana State will showcase its handicrafts beauty and rich art and culture at Surajkund Fair 2016. It will be a delight to the visitors to experience such pleasurable tradition of this state. The authority of the fair is used to choose every year a theme state with the purpose of making every people of India familiar with every state of the nation.
Key Features of Surajkund Fair 2016
• An open air 'Chaupal' within the Fair premises for long cultural performances of national and international cultural artists.
• Live performances of popular singers, musicians and poets.
• A 50% discount in the entry tickets for senior citizens, differently-abled person, ex-servicemen, soldiers and college students (they have to present their voter-ID).
• The Authority has launched a Mobile App compatible for Smartphone and android operating systems.
• Environmental friendly e-toilets for the convenience of the visitors.
How to Get Tickets of Surajkund Fair 2016?
The tickets for Surajkund Mela 2016 are available at the several Delhi Metro Stations and on the spot. The visitors have to pay Rs. 70 during weekdays and Rs 100 for Saturday and Sunday as the entry tickets for the fair.
How to Reach at Surajkund Fair 2016?
Reaching at Surajkund Fair 2016 is very convenient. The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport, which is located around 35 minutes driving distance from the venue. As far as railway is concerned, the visitors can board trains up to the major railway stations of Delhi, Gurgaon and Faridabad. They can further take assistance of car or cab or tourist coach to reach at the venue of Surajkund Mela 2016. The local visitors can avail the services of government run buses, tourist cabs, auto-rickshaws and tourist coaches. The venue also enjoys the convenience of Delhi Metro connectivity.
About the Organizing Authority of Surajkund Fair 2016
Surajkund Fair 2016 is organized under the supervision of Surajkund Mela Authority with a joint venture of Department of Tourism, Government of Haryana, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Development Commissioner of Handlooms, Incredible India and Indian Handicrafts.
Important Helpline Numbers
Haryana Tourism Corporation Limited
SCO 17-19, Sector 17-B, Chandigarh-160017
Tel: 0172-2702955-57, 0172-2720437
Fax: 0172-2703185, 2702783
Haryana Government Tourist Bureau
36, Janpath Chanderlok Building, New Delhi