Thursday, February 14, 2008

Mela calling!

Skeety's just arrived from the Surajkund Mela (Haryana). 'twas her maiden visit there. Have little to share in words, except that:

* It was FUN.

* Had buddhi ke baal aka candy floss after eons!

* Spent one day exclusively with mommy.

* Apart from the Mela, saw the Surajkund as well.

Notes: The Surajkund, as the name suggests is a water tank (now there's no water there), believed to have been constructed by Raja Suraj Pal of the Tomar dynasty. It dates back to the 10th Cnetury A.D. when sun worship was popular in India. The shape of the kund resembles that of the rising sun curving eastwards. This is due to the semicircular stepped stone. The bed of the kund is 130 metres in diameter.

* The Punjabis rock and will always do. Loved the folk songs.
It is on till tomorrow only. So, if any of you can manage. Runnnnnnn!
P.S.: This mela is held from February 1-15 every year :)


The Keeper of the Keys said...

surajkund sounds like fun...i have never been there...
but i went to the book fair with MY

Anita said...

Visited a long long time ago. Must have transformed since. Looks like you had a good time!

AlterinG Abhishek said...


Cyberkitty said...

Great Pics! I've never been to Surajkund. Last week my friend was asking me to come along, but I did'nt coz I was not aware of the route. Btw, what did u buy?

crasiezt said...

Beautiful pictures girl:-)

Gonecase said...

O chori ! Mhare gaam gyi thi, jise liye ke naa !!
Suthri fotu sai :P

Ankur said...'s funnnnnn! :)
wanted to go there, but maybe next year now. btw did you go to the valentine's mela in CP? it's on the 14th feb every year! :p

MeMyself_n_I said...

wow the photgraphs are brllliant. i wanna go to surajkund mela too! next year for sure!!!!
bought anything?

Anonymous said...

hehe! There were no Banjaras there?!? I love folk singers/ dancers photoos :D

Good stuff!

dRoZzY!!! said...

skeeter you have gone mad... i finally declare!

and what's with all this suraj kund advertisement campaign???
you are definitely not on their rolls

gunj said...

hey i too had a chance to go thr but had to miss it smehw :(
pics dekh k m feelin rathr bad , i shud hav gone na!!

Nishant Chandgotia said...

Wish I was there,,,

Reeta Skeeter said...

the keeper of the keys: Hee I love this name as well :D ;D Hagridy vagridy ;)
anita: hmmm.. I donno that, I went for the first time... :D Yeah had fun.
AlterinG Abhishek: hmm. thanks.
Cyberkitty: You should have gone...never mind go next time...I got a jaipuri quilt, the ones you take with the AC on and some earrings and oil lamps.
crasiezt: :D thanks girl
gonecase: ji...thaare gaam gyi thi sa. khoob jise liye :D
Ankur: Nahi ji wahan to aapne jaana tha... Ain't it? :P ;)
MeMyself_n_I: I got a jaipuri quilt, the ones you take with the AC on and some earrings and oil lamps.
siropdevanille: ji.. same here... it was indeed good.
dRoZzY!!! : galti ho gayi.. nai paap ho gaya... maafi de de! :P
oooh you should have.. never mind.. go next time...
Nishant Chandgotia: hmmmm

d SINNER!!! said...


thnx for droppin by....

the pics make the mela look worth a visit...I hope to do so next time...!!!


Anonymous said...

WoW...some very nicely captured shots there....can real feel the pulse of the surely had been great fun out there...have a nice weekend!

Rusty said...

one more thing that i've missed in those 20 years of stay in delhi.

Ramit Singal said...

Ahh, went there a last year, and 5 years ago too. The crowds, unfortunately, have thinned a lot. But the place generally has a charm of it's own.

Great pictures :)

PS. It's a pity to see the surajkund dry up.

Rusty said...

it is not me but atif who deserves the credit here. but i would have written something similar though. sorry, forgot to put in credits !!

shooting star said...

i been to suraj kund mela two years sure is a fun thing!!..

Reeta Skeeter said...

d sinner: thanks...yeah do that! welcome here
flyingstars: thanks and thanks again! :)
Rusty: hmm
Ramit Singal: thanks and welcome here...yeah it is indeed a pity.
shooting star: yes it is. :)

freesherry said...

beautiful pictures... loved the one with the candy floss.. pinky pinky :D

Gonecase said...

Oye "thaare gaam gyi thi sa" ye rajasthani hai, haryanvi nahi ! "sa" hata de and it is good to go :D

I am said...

the last shot was my fav. saw your hatty snap :) i have a nearly headless NICK shot now :) will post it sometime...

backpakker said...

melas are so colourful and its a great way to remember a place, a person, a community, their culture..loved your pics esplly the last :)

c e e d y said...

cool pics....mela......damn i miss it :)

Reeta Skeeter said...

freesherry: thx :)
Gonecase: okie dokie :)
I am: thanks :D thanks. Dying to c headless Nick shot :D jaldi!!!
backpakker: you bet they are. thank you!
c e e d y: thanks :D

The Keeper of the Keys said...

hey skeety, so do you wanna join our potter blog? felix felicis?

di.di said...

i have a sweet tooth, i love my cady floss....

The Keeper of the Keys said...

hey! send me a mail from the email u use for blogger.

J said...

Hmmm.. mela sounds like fun. Did you try out the rides or just sat there eating cotton candy??

Reeta Skeeter said...

The Keeper of the Keys: :) yes
didi: I love mine too :D
J: No, I just ate, clicked and soaked in the ambience :P

dharmabum said...

sounds like fun. the cities don't offer you such fares any more, its a pity.

Impressionist said...

wow! seems u had fun!
I love cotton candy! :D
nice pics btw


elusive said...

i love melas but havent managed to visit any since long..they hardly have 'em here in bombay :(

Reeta Skeeter said...

dharmabum: I beg to differ. Delhi does offer you a lot.
Impressionist: Yes I had loadza fun. Thx :D
elusive: hmmmmmm come to Delhi ;)

Shalini said...

I love going to surajkund too...always so many fun things to be found.