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!

The Colors of Life at 26th Surajkund Crafts Mela 2

Besides the theme state ASSAM, , there is participation from SAARC countries.

There is an Apna Ghar,which depicts the life of a rural Haryanvi home.  

An elderly man, often referred to as 'Tau' enjoying hookah

And outside the Haryanvi home are  more tableaus depicting Haryanvi lifestyle.  Below is a tribute to the many boxers Haryana has given the nation.

a village chaupal

and more facets...

Besides the SAARC countries, this year there is participation from Africa, in the form of CONGO

Tribal Masks from congo