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The Surajkund village, near Delhi is known for the famous Surajkund fair.


Location 8 Km away from South Delhi
Attractions Surajkund (reservoir), Surajkund Crafts fair, every year from Feb 1st to 15th
How to Reach Easily accessible from Delhi by road

SurajkundSurajkund is situated approximately 20 km from the heart of Delhi, between the villages of Baharpur and Lakkarpur. Located in the state of Haryana, the village gets its name from a fabulous water tank housed inside it. It is said that Suraj Pal, a Rajput King, got the tank constructed in the 11th century. Surajkund, near Delhi, is the perfect place to spend a day enjoying the rustic splendor of the city. It serves as the ideal break from the hectic and stressful life of the cities. The first thing that attracts you on entering Delhi Suraj Kund is the tank that merges beautifully with the rocky terrain.

The population of Surajkund Village is quite less, mainly consisting of cattle raisers or those working in stone quarries nearby. Away from the hustle bustle of the city, this village seems to be enveloped in a time wrap of its own. The fragrance of the food being cooked on earthen chulhas (cooking range), lit with cow dung, fills your nostrils. The forest nearby supports a rich flora and fauna. One of the main attractions of SurajKund, near Delhi, is the annual Surajkund Crafts Mela (fair). The fair takes place every year between the 1st and the 15th of February in the village complex.

During these fifteen days, craftsmen from all over India come to Suraj Kund to take part in the Mela. Infact, the fair has become one of the most important cultural fairs of Delhi. The venue of the Surajkund Mela is around the boundary of the water tank. All types of artisans, be it potters, embroiderers, weavers, wood carvers, metal workers, stone smiths or painters, participate in the Mela. For entertainment purposes, there are performances by folk dancers, musicians, acrobats and magicians.

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