Surajkund Mela review – all you need to know about it. Survival tips!!
Our saturday started with a bang – some play time with the kids, crying, tantrums, baths and change, and we were ready to head out for the big fun day out, that we had planned for – to the 29th Surajkund International Crafts Mela, 2015.
From our place in Gurgaon, it was pretty convenient as we took the Faridabad road. It was closer than I expected. In 40 minutes we were there. (we used google maps)
We reached about 11:45 am. Which was good, because within a few hours, when we left it became a lil too crowded for our team to sustain any sort of hanging out at the mela, in a good spirits. Especially because Myra wanted to be carried around!!
Surajkund Mela is basically an amalgamation of handicrafts, food and culture from different parts of the country. Not only that, it also features cultural performances and handicrafts from other countries like Lebenon, Sri lanka, Russia, Bangladesh etc.
There are also installations around the Mela, for one to enjoy and get some good pictures. Myra loved seeing all the colourful flowers and people in costumes. She was even very excited to say hello to ‘mr cop’ whenever she would see a police guy. Of which they were many walking around, making it all feel quite a safe place.
Here are my top suggestions, tips, advice if you are planning to go to the Surajkund Mela –
1 – Go early. It starts at 10:30 am. Try to be there as early as you can, later in the day it gets crazy crowded.
2 – Should you go to Surajkund mela with kids? Well, it is great fun for kids, with all the sights and stuff around. Do take a stroller. Also, keep a tight hold and eyes on your child. It’s an easy enough place to get lost, and while we were there we heard a kid had gotten lost. Here’s hoping she was found quickly!
3 – Bargain for sure, if buying stuff.
4 – Big variety in food is available – indian, chinese, chaats, kulfis etc. Try eat early (around 12) and then roam around. Later in the day, it’s too chaotic at the food stalls.
5 – Always carry your own bottle of water.
6 – If you find a washroom near you – go. Don’t wait till you have to go and then finding the washroom is a bit of a pain.
7 – Try go over the weekday for a good look around. The place is huge and there are hundreds of stalls.
8 – They have a section with rides. We did not go that side, but it seemed like fun.
9 – Ask your way around. You will see quite a few cops walking around & they are quite helpful.
10 – Take cash.
The mela is on till the 15th of Feb. Enjoy the fun!!!