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SURAJKUND FAIR TOURS

SURAJKUND FAIR TOURS

THIS HISTORIC RESERVOIR, built between the 10th and 11th centuries by King Surajpal of the Rajput Bomar dynasty, is today a popular picnic spot. The original embankment of stone terraces surrounding the tank, specially built to trap rainwater, still exists. Nearby, an artificial lake is well-equipped with boating facilities. The area comes alive in the first two weeks of February, when an excellent crafts mela is held here, with artisans from all over India selling their wares in a specially created village. Puppets from Rajasthan, bell metal beasts from Orissa, and mirrorwork from Gujarat are displayed alongside a variety of food stalls, while musicians and folk dancers weave through the crowds, giving the fair a joyous, carnival air.

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