There are a few fests I wait for throughout the year and Surajkund Mela is one of them. Every year it brings out the heritage Indian craft from all over India at one place.
The 31st edition of this mela started off this Wednesday (01/02/2017) and will go on for fifteen long days.

Every year, one country becomes the partner country and an Indian state is selected to set the theme of the mela and this year’s partner country is Egypt and the state selected is Jharkhand. With Jharkhand being the theme state, the entirety of the mela is set up to bring about the cultural taste of Jharkhand to the visitors. Performers and artists from Jharkhand, and other thirty participating countries are ready to enliven the mood of the visitors.

“The mela ground is spread over 40.5 acres and houses about 1,010 work huts for craftspersons and multi-cuisine food court consisting of 36 food stalls,” said Sameer Pal, managing director of Haryana Tourism Corporation.

In lieu of the recent demonetization and the ‘go cashless campaign’ by the government of India, Dena Bank, the official banking partner has been asked to provide point-of-scale machine, mobile ATMs and provision of e-wallet transactions.
So get going and shop your heart out, desi this time!