Our Day Out at the Craft Fair

Surajkund fair entrance gate

Every winter sees the Surajkund grounds, nestled in the lap of the Aravalli hills in Faridabad India, transformed into a bubbling cauldron of festivity – with artisans, performers and people from all corners of India coming together to showcase their craft and talent. The colourful fortnight is a reminder of just how rich the culture and heritage of this country is.

Now in its 30th year, the organizers claim that it is the largest gathering of its kind in the world. Since 2013, the fair has been opened to the International community, with over twenty countries showcasing their crafts in the last edition. For a craft lover it is paradise.

And of course, we had to be there.

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Paddy Fields and Madur Kathi Weaves

Village artisan weaving natural fibre - Madur Kathi rugs India

When you travel into the interiors of West Bengal during the monsoons, you pass through the most stunning landscapes – vast expanses of green stretching out into the distance; pulsating with life, washed afresh in the abundant rains. The clouds hover grey and black over the horizon. And you look mesmerised, at the visual spectacle that only Nature can orchestrate.

Rural village landscapes India Medinipur

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