Suraj Kund Crafts Mela
The very first effort on organizing cultural events on a national level by Haryana Tourism was done with the launching of the annual and now internationally famous Surajkund Crafts Mela, that began in 1981. The Crafts Mela celebrates the finest handlooms and handicrafts traditions of country. It is a fortnight long event that embodies the spirit that runs through the people of India and its rich culture. It is held in the month of February from 1st-15th. The Surajkund Crafts Mela is held just 8 km from south Delhi.
Beneath thatched roof platforms, master crafts persons carefully display the finest of handlooms and handicrafts from all over the country. The event is so colorful and rich in experience, that many a tourist has returned to visit it again and again. The prices are relatively low compared to emporia, and some of the stuff can be amazing. Shops at the Mela bustle with the brilliance of mirror encasing embroidery, delicate lace work, folk motifs on terracotta forms, metal and cane-ware, the tinkle of bangles, shimmer of iridescent silks and the jingle of toys and trinkets. The Surajkund Crafts Mela is more than a celebration of crafts. At the fan shaped open-air-theatre name 'Natyashala' rich folk dances and musical evenings are held throughout the mela fortnight. The Mela begins from 9.30 a.m. and closes at 5.30 p.m. each evening from 1st to 15th February every year.
Indian Handicraft and Gift Fair
IHGF is Asia's largest exposition of gifts and handicrafts covering a mammoth 97,000 sq. mts. exhibition area, giving really a big opportunity to source from staggering 1800 manufacturers & exporters loaded with top quality merchandise.With an impressive track record of 23 successful shows offering top quality merchandising opportunities, the Indian Handicrafts & Gifts Fair has increased in scale, grown in participation, excelled in show management and has become even more attractive as a sourcing destination.
IHGF Autumn 2007 is professionally organised and efficiently run show located at India Expo Centre & Mart - one of the latest & new exhibition complex at New Delhi- Greater Noida Ex-press way ,Greater Noida. It will take about 45 minutes from center of Delhi i.e Conaught Place in the heart of India's capital city, New Delhi.
Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair is brought to you by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts under the aegis of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Goverment of India. It provides comprehensive information to foreign buyers on the entire range of handicrafts of India and liaisons between Indian handicrafts exporters and foreign buyers.
An Unmatched Collection of Handicrafts & Gifts
IHGF showcase the most extensive range of handcrafted products ever put on display. The fair will feature Giftware, Kitchenware, Decoratives, Furniture, Furnishings, Tableware Garden Articles, Houseware and Fashion Accessories.The collection of products at the fair will reflect a rich legacy of traditional Indian workmanship blended into a wealth of new products and innovative designs.