India's cultural diversity is mind boggling. We are talking about a nation with 1.2 billion people, 22 official languages, a major festival every week and cuisine that would take a lifetime to sample.
Travelers to India struggle to find an itinerary that would give them a glimpse of the country's rich history and civilisation. There is just too much to see.
The Surajkund Crafts Mela, held in February every year close to the capital city of Delhi, showcases India's art and culture. It brings together musicians, dancers, performers, artisans and chefs from all across the country to a week long extravaganza. The ambiance is that of an Indian village fair - lots of traditional entertainment, great food, fine handicrafts - all in one location. A great way to experience India - in a jiffy.