Surajkund Village is a wonderful tourist destination set against the backdrop of Aravali Hills, located only at a distance of around 20 km from the heart of Delhi. The term Surajkund means the reservoir of the Sun. It is located in the state of Haryana and got its name from an ancient reservoir of the 10th century which is located inside it. It is believed that the reservoir was built by a Rajput King.
Offering the rustic ambiance of a village, Surajkund is a perfect place to unwind. The reservoir has been fashioned like a rising sun with an eastward arc. It is surrounded by a semi-circular embankment made of stepped stones. During the monsoon season the tank remain filled with water which adds more charm to it. Most of the people of this place are engaged in agriculture or cattle rearing. Explore the lake and also get acquainted with the culture of the local people here.
You can even plan a stay at Surajkund as accommodation facilities are available here. Imagine you waking up to the sweet euphony of birds. This place is away from the hustle-bustle of city life and offers tranquility in plenty. The forest nearby is a home to rich variety of flora and fauna. It is a famous picnic spot for Delhities.
The most famous attraction of Surajkund village is the Surajkund Craft Mela. The fair is organized by Haryana Tourism in the month of February every year. Stretching for two weeks, this fair brings great artists, weavers, sculptures and craftsmen from different parts of the country under one roof. Dance and music performances are one of the highlights of the fair. Enjoy traditional dances in the amphitheater of Surajkund. And puppet shows will surely leave you enchanted. The fair boasts of around 400 stalls selling a variety of handicrafts of the various states of India. Even the craftsmen of the neighboring countries also come here to display their handicrafts.
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