The Surajkund Mela is a one-of-a-kind global crafts fair that gives artists from all over the world an opportunity to showcase their culture and talent. Every year, the Haryana Tourism Department holds the Mela at Surajkund. The mela offers a variety of attractions for visitors of all ages. Over 20 countries from South Asia, Africa, and Europe have offered their assistance in making this fair a huge success. Here is the list of stalls that are must-visit for all the travellers.
Must visit stalls at Surajkund Mela, Faridabad
Uganda Stall is the most impressive and crowded booth in the area. Their entire shelf is loaded with handcrafted woodwork. People at the stall are amicable. They are available to tell you all the details of their culture and work. Uganda's heritage and culture are genuinely visible on their booth. Uganda's wildlife is rich, and you could easily see it in their sculptures of art pieces. They have an abundance of showpieces of birds, glasses, home decors, jewellery, frames, bangles and necklaces made of beadwork. The stall owner, Mariam, has been in the business for a very long. She has told us that men in Uganda do wooden work while women do the beadwork. If you are looking for some real wooden handicraft work, the Uganda stall is the place to look for.
Sanchita Pradhan from Jammu, has brought goods made from Chabhari, which is used to construct a variety of handicraft items such as roti baskets, clocks and other décor pieces, sitting mats, and much more. This is one of the most unusual creations to discover from Jammu at booth number 109.
Sanchita claims that this art is a centuries-old tradition in Jammu, and she is working to revive it. She has successfully rekindled the love for old art by giving these masterpieces modern purposes, and she wants to ensure that this art reaches as many people as possible.
Buddha Art and Painting Studio
Sanjogita Dogra, also healing from Jammu, at stall number 110 provides art lovers with every reason to shop to their hearts' content. Discover Mughlai paintings, woodwork, Papier Mache, and fascinating clothes, meticulously hand-painted to give them a royal appearance. She claims to do all of the work at the stand by herself, and she is also working to promote the craft by teaching children how to do it so that it can be passed down from generation to generation.
Gohana's desi ghee 'Jaleba'
If you haven't tried the huge 'Jaleba' in your life, then you are missing something in your life. Surajkund Mela gives you the chance to try out Gohana's desi ghee Jaleba to fulfil your sweet cravings. The Gohana jaleba has two stalls at the mela. Gohana, in Haryana's Sonepat district, is famous for its jumbo-sized jalebis. This shop, however, is not a franchise; its goal is to capture the spirit of the jalebis offered in Gohana. And they're good at it. The food is prepared in front of you, all fresh and yummy. While strolling at mela, you can easily track down the source by following the aromas of delicious jalebis, samosas, and pakoras.
Jammu and Kashmir cuisine
If you want to taste the delicacies of Jammu and Kashmir, here at Sundarkund Mela, you can fulfill your cravings. Kashmir has an exquisite culture, and another equally aromatic is the food of Kashmir. This stall has varieties of incredible food such as Dum aloo, Mutton Rogan Josh, chicken pulao, yakhni lamb curry, sheermaal and more. People from different regions come here to eat and try the regional food.