35th Surajkund International Crafts Mela (Fair) – 2022 35th Surajkund International Crafts Mela (Fair) – 2022

35th Surajkund International Crafts Mela (Fair) – 2022

Embassy of India
Lomé, Togo

35th Surajkund International Crafts Mela (Fair) – 2022

The ever-famous Surajkund International Crafts Mela (Fair) is an annual event and is hosted in collaboration with the Ministries of Textiles, Tourism, Culture, External Affairs, Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Haryana Tourism.  It showcases the finest traditions of handicrafts, handlooms, culture and cuisine from all parts of India as well as foreign nations.

The journey of this Mela began in 1987, with an aim to preserve the languishing arts and crafts of India.  The Mela has successfully established a conducive environment for craft persons to showcase their art and crafts directly to the patrons and buyers without the involvement of middlemen.  Craftsmen from all over India and abroad share a common platform in the Mela.  The Mela proves to be a melting pot of sorts as crafts, languages and cultures from across India and the world come and create ambience worth experience.

Over the years, the Mela has come to occupy a place of pride and prominence on the tourist calendar of the region. It is a unique experience where one explores and eclectic mix of thatched huts, follksongs, flamboyant colours, ornate crafts and aroma of different cuisines. The previous Mela attracted footfalls of more than 1.2 million with the participation of more than 39 countries.

This year, the 35th edition of the Surajkund International Crafts Mela will be held from 19 March to 4 April 2022 at Surajkund (near Delhi), Faridabad, Haryana, India.  The Embassy of India invites participation of a vibrant cultural troupe (consisting of 10-15 members) and 4-5 artisans/craft persons from Togo to showcase the heritage of Togo.  The Surajkund Mela Authority will provide free boarding, lodging and airport transportation from Delhi airport to the Mela (Fair) ground.  

Lomé
February 25, 2022