Built By : Tomar King, Surajpal
Main Attraction : Annual Surajkund Crafts Mela
Main Recreation : Boating
17.7 km away from the city on Delhi-Agra Road, Surajkund is in
Haryana State. Tomar Raj Surajpal dug up this Kund in 11th century
in order to meet the water shortage in southwest Delhi. Today, there
is no water in the Kund but the temple of Sun God still exists there.
The construction consists of a steeped stone embankment on a semi-circular
plan to impound the rainwaters, from which were recently retrieved
from the reservoir, or which are found re-used in later constructions.
One can enjoy the placid waters of the lake, as there are facilities
Surajkund Tourist Complex is a place steeped in history. Tomars
were the first citizens before the first city of 'Lal Kot' was founded.
A little south is Sidha Kund, where there is water, still. Tomar
ruler Raja Suraj Pal had this tank made for his daughter. Suraj
Kund represents the rising sun and consists of a semi-circular stepway
leading down to the lake. Ruins of a Sun temple lie around the lake,
and people insist that the lake had healing powers in days gone
Surajkund Crafts Mela: The Life Of Surajkund
The Crafts Mela celebrates the finest handlooms and handicrafts
traditions of country. Held in the month of February from 1st-15th,
the fair embodies the spirit that runs through the people of India
and its rich culture. The Surajkund Crafts Mela is held just 8
kms from south Delhi.
Badkhal Lake: Close to Badhkal lake is the Peacock Lake, another
Barrage: Anangpur Barrage is 2 km to the west and in May-June, whole
environment is changed with the blossom of wild flowers.
Hotel Raj Hans, 8 kms from south Delhi.
Sunbird Tourist Complex, Surajkund.