Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Colors of Life at 26th Surajkund Crafts Mela 3

One of the may attractions of the mela...........




 A colorful rangoli






Outside the Assam Theme Pavillion....





Inside the Assam theme Pavillion.... looms 











Throughout the mela ground are perched these colorful straw hats from Aassam..............



One of the may gates and  arches inside the meal grounds






 A magnificent groove of  bamboo






 Mud walls on the boundary depicting scenes from Assam...







 As i walked back to Gate 2 for my exit, i  found these children enjoying a camel ride.




And that brings me to an end  of this post.  This year i deliberately did not focus on the handicrafts available as  my previous posts on the Mela have plenty of  pictures of those.

When you visit the Assam Tourism office, request the staff to give you literature.  I came back with a CD 'Destination Assam' by Directorate of Tourism, Govt of Assam, a glossy Handbook, an Incredible India Assam Tourism Desk Calendar and several other colorful brochures on exotic places to visit in Assam,  which i plan to read at leisure.

The Mela is still on till the 15th of this month.  So go ahead and enjoy this marvelous annual event.  And if you are feeling adventurous, do take that Helicopter ride.

Happy Times!

10 comments:

  1. Surajkund fair is a great experience! I miss it :-)

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    1. Yes Giribala it sure it :). Maybe you can plan your next trip to India to coincide with it.

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  2. Thank you for the wonderful tour of the Mela! Was fun!

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  3. Loved the bright shawls..perfect timing for a mela. Now I am tempted to visit.

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    1. There is so much more beyond the shawls. Just go out. Youll love it !

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  4. Wow! All our cultures juxtaposed together! It must have been a great experience.Thank you so much for sharing.Will make sure to drop in next time if I am in and around NCR

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    1. Thank you Arnab and welcome to my Blog. Yes, it is indeed a gr8 experience. Hope you checked out part 1 and 2 of this series.

      Yes, do plan your trip next year. The dates are fixed. Feb 1 to Feb 15 :)

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  5. lovely splash of color & creativity. melas are a wonderful way of spending time. always worth it

    only wish coca cola hadn't spared the camel :D

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    1. Yeah Saru. As for Coca cola.... i guess i have no words :)

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