30th Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2016

Surajkund (literal meaning is ‘Lake of the Sun’) is an ancient 10th century reservoir south of Delhi in Faridabad.

Every year for the past 30 years Haryana government holds its annual “Surajkund International Craft Mela” here. Millions of visitors visit this place for shopping, watch cultural performances of Indian folk dancers and to sample foods from various parts of the country. This event showcases the richness and diversity of the handicrafts and handlooms of India.

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Tribal dance Odisha.
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Tribal dance Odisha.
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More of dance from Odisha
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Dancers from Leh with a Yak.
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Dancers from Tamilnadu
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Bhiu from Assam.
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From Arunachal.
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From Punjab.
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From Egypt.

In the current 30thSurajkund International Crafts Mela, the newest state of Telangana is the theme. A large number of renowned national and international folk artistes will perform during the 2 weeks of the festival.

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Chhatisgarh Gate
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Replica of Badrinath Temple.
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Clock made of “morahas”.
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World’s biggest “hookah”.
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Voodo man.

Some glimpses for you through my eyes. IMG_0346 20160202_142823

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