Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Surajkund Mela

Post dair se hai magar durust hai

So well if I try to think of a reason for the delay in the post I have none but sheer laziness. Anyways had been planning and planning since past couple of melas to go and visit but for the lack of company, scare of parking and thronging crowds could not gather enough gumption for the get up and go. However this year it was very high on the bucket list and idea became reality when a friend encouragingly said “chalo chalo”. The wisest thing we did was to start early and I mean like really early at 10.00 am. It was another thing that we had to return by 2pm to pick up kids from school. We got a great parking, shorter queues at the counter and better views inside. By the time it was time for us to leave we were tired but panting for more. However we had to leave …kids at school remember!! Note to Self: Next time Again Definitely.

There isn’t much to write about in this post but loads to see around. The burst of colours everywhere, the sun kist glory of spring and the breaking into a jig every now and then by the traditional artists….the mela has something for everyone. Though I wont recommend going with small children. On our way out we faced a sea of humanity and the crowds had swelled up beyond expectations. We did a good job though, a shooter friend (and I don’t mean just shooting with the camera she’s a real national level shooter ahem ahem!! collars up) was trigger happy and amongst the two of us we have thousands of vignettes to share. So here goes:


Chariot from Hampi replicated


Craftsman at work

DSC06700dhokra art





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DSC06744Studious Ganapati




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  1. I also visited this year and loved the colors, lovely post


    Himanshu Nagpal | Being Traveler

  2. Write about your Mashobra trip