Surajkund, located at a distance of 8 km from Delhi, is the host of the traditional craft fair. Visitors of Surajkund can still find the ruins of the amphitheatre sun pool, history of which is dated back to the 10th century. The name of Surajkund is most probably derived from this ancient amphitheatre. Previously the surrounding places were under the control of the Tomar clan and the chieftain, Raja Suraj Pal, of the sun worshippers had built the sun pool in the adjoining area. Historians also reveal that a holy temple was there in the hinterland. The territory of the complex was named as Surajkund after this sun pool.
The cultural and tourism festival of the state of Haryana is Surajkund Crafts Mela (fair). The interesting festival pulls huge numbers of people from various corners of India due to the excellent and striking handicrafts and handlooms. The specialties of the festival are its authentic fragrances and flavors of rich cuisines.
The marvelous fair, started in 1987, provides a very important platform for the skilful and dexterous artists who can easily showcase their talents with their wonderful and magnificent handicrafts items. The typical handicrafts and handlooms look majestic in the rural backdrop. It is a stage where artists from all over the country gather at one premise and definitely it brings the age old Indian cultures into the limelight from many years. The fair is organized by the Haryana Tourism Department to encourage Indian artists.