Tags : Lake
Timings : 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM
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With the blue hills of Aravalli in the background, Surajkund is an old reservoir located around 8 kilometers south of Delhi. The embankment is constructed in a semi-circular fashion and doubles up as a quaint picnic spot owing to its surroundings. This destination is surrounded by the ruins of an ancient sun temple, coupled with a beautiful garden and pool called the Siddha Kund. It was built by Suraj Pal of the Tomar dynasty around the 10th century. It is well known for hosting the Surajkund Mela which is an arts and crafts fair, every year. The Mela draws huge crowds every year and is extremely popular among seekers of art and kitschy crafts.
The amphitheatre shaped embankment is constructed in a semi-circular fashion and doubles up as a quaint picnic spot owing to its surroundings. Surajkund, with its surrounding lush greenery and crystal clear pool waters, is the perfect place to relax, away from the hullabaloo of the city. Initially built as a water reservoir, Surajkund is now a tranquil destination ideal to enjoy the bounty of nature.
This place is a dream come true for birdwatchers and photography enthusiasts, as several species of local flora and fauna can be spotted here on a regular basis. Lovers of adventure sports are in for a surprise as this destination also offers water sports such as kayaking. A bonus is the well-developed roadways and other means of transport that link the destination to both Delhi and Gurgaon in Haryana. Perhaps the most famous aspect of this tourist attraction is the annual fair by the name of the 'Surajkund International Craft Mela' that is held here every year. The fair takes place in February and is visited by millions of visitors, both national and international.