Educational Tour: Suraj Kund Mela, Faridabad

A splash of colours, rhythm of drum beats and joie de-vivre merge at Surajkund in Faridabad, Haryana during the first fortnight of each February. The curtains go up on the acclaimed annual Surajkund International Crafts Mela from 1st February onward, a celebration of Indian folk traditions and cultural heritage.

Educational Tour: Suraj Kund Mela, Faridabad

Students of VATEL School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Ansal University visited and interacted a large number of renowned national and international folk artistes and cultural groups who presented performances at both the Chaupals, the open-air theatres, located in the Mela premises.

Students also discovered craftsmanship from all over the country, Mithila paintings from Bihar, Kalamkari paintings and wood carving from Andhra Pradesh, cane-bamboo and natural fiber from Assam, Kalamkari Mata ni Pachedi and woolen shawls from Gujarat, papier mache from J&K and palm leaf engraving from Odhisha to name a few.

Of course the fair wouldn’t have been complete without the multitude of outlets serving food from various states much appreciated by Students and Faculty after all the walking around.