Colour, Kikar and Craft at Surajkund Fair

The venue is a huge patch from the remnants of Aravali range touching Delhi-NCR. This year, after a gap of many, I went to experience the crafts and the din at the Suranjkund Mela again, organised every year in the cool month of February.

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One of the many wall murals at the entrance

Decorated  camels ready for ride, canopies of kikar trees and roadside vendors selling their own little hand-made toys, greeted me at the entrance.

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Motley-hued Kites at Surajkund Crafts Fair

Alas, I selected a wrong day, as the place was teeming with millions of heads, me being one of them! I could not immerse in the beauty of art and craft that thousands of stalls were offering from interiors of India as well as from so many other countries.

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Windows and doors giving glimpses of diverse people and their arts. This one was outside the Iran stall, if I remember correctly

I did go to Afghanistan stall, where two young brothers sold exquisite carpets; Iran stall selling silver baubles and exotic stuff; men from African nations; women from South-east Asian countries — all selling great and painstakingly made gorgeous stuff.

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Chattisgarh Gate crafted in bell metal art. This tribal art is very famous

Although food is never that great in this giant of a fair, the weather and more so, colours spread all around you peeping out from numerous stalls in various forms and shapes, make-up for a great day for a crafts-lover.

As for me, next trip is already marked in my calendar!

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Enter the Dragon, in my story, that is!
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