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Surajkund Craft Mela  
Life has become too busy for all of us - busy weekdays followed by a weekend which many would prefer to chill out at their homes or visit some malls – shop or windowshop. Add to that new techno gadgets that never cease to amaze us. Todays teens you see on the roads seem to aim for an endless struggle to go deaf with their ears stuffed with headphones listening to music. In this scenario one probably tends to forget beautiful hand made crafts made with natural things.

The Surajkund mela, held annually is an effort by the Indian government and tourism department to promote nurture and preserve languishing crafts of the country. Craftwork of various kinds like – cane and bamboo, embroidery, varied metalware and clay pottery, wall hangings etc from all parts of India is a natural and soothing delight. Besides that you have a food courts providing you a varied cuisine from majority of states in India.You can also watch some traditional folk dances. Dilli Haat in New Delhi also offers handicrafts round the year, but stalls change every few weeks and one visit may limit the variety.

Some snaps from my visit on 1st Feb 2009 to Surajkund craft mela. It is about 10 km from South delhi.

 
   
Behind me, a Traditional mud wall with ethnic design
 
 
 
 
Scenic setting with colorful thatched huts
 
   
   
 
   
Carving on a Bamboo root (circled in red ) - looks real !
 
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