has no dearth of places that are exclusively the hub of crafts. Such places
prove to be an asset for the craft traditions of India. Explore rural India
to look for exquisite crafts.
This craft village of Hyderabad is spread over 50 acres of land. The entire
setting has been done keeping in mind the rural ambiance. The village was
conceptualized with an idea to create an environment for the preservation of
the traditional crafts.
Annual Festivals in Shilparamam
Every year in March festivals of art and craft are held in Shilparamam
where artisans from all over the country are invited. These festivals prove
to be a great platform for the artisans and buyers. These festivals also
educate the masses about the rich cultural heritage of India. Cultural
activities are also organised during the ten days Dussehra festival in
October and at the time of Sankrant festival. Camps and workshops are also
held for providing any sort of technical guidance to the craftsmen.
Amphitheater is also a major attraction of Shilparamam. Here both rural and
urban artists meet and interact through seminars, workshops and festivals.
Renowned artists from all field come down to Shilparamam from all over the
country to give their best of performances. Folk and tribal art are given
Surajkund Crafts Mela
The village of Surajkund lies in the state of Haryana. The village has been
able to preserve the crafts tradition of India. Craftsmen from all over the
country assemble here during the annual fair that is called as Surajkund
Crafts Mela. The mela proves to be a great platform for the craftsmen to
bring their art in the eye of the common masses. The mela attracts immense
visitors. The various stalls of Surajkund Crafts Mela displaying work of
great art craft can be found here.
The whole project of Dilli Haat was started with a view to provide an
impetus to the village artisans and craftsmen who often remain under the
confines of the villages where they stay. Here in Dilli Haat an
encouragement is provided to these artists as they with their articles come
face to face with the buyers not only from India but also from various parts
of the world. There are around 62 stalls here in Dilli Haat that exclusively
sell handicrafts of varied kinds from all over the country. One can enjoy
the art and craft, food and other cultural activities here. Dilli Haat is
also a favourite venue for various food festivals.