A Visit to a Fair
Essay No. 01
In the first week of February, I visited the famous Suraj Kund Fair in Haryana, which is 30 km from Delhi and is held near the famous tourist spot Baikal Lake.
Every year this 15 days long fair is held in the spacious Suraj Kund ground. The grounds are decorated very neatly. The most important feature of this fair is its pollution free atmosphere, indeed a delight for metro people. This is the one fair in which both the rural and urban people participate with full enthusiasm. Even foreigners from different parts of the world come to take part in the fun.
For the fashion-conscious people, a wide range of brightly colored stalls offer items like handloom products, tapestries, home decor, clothing, etc.
Indian outfits like saree, salwar kameez, and even colorful bangles and bindis are displayed by the villagers who make them.
The laughter of people could be heard in the performance of Indian folk songs with instruments. Even the gypsies dance in full enthusiasm. Also, traditional folk dances from different states could be seen as being performed to entertain the crowd.
In the afternoon when it becomes hot people could be seen heading towards eating joints looking for spicy Indian food and some cold drink to quench their thirst. People who were with children could be seen enjoying rides like the giant wheel, the roller coaster while younger children could be seen enjoying the camel, horse, and elephant rides with innocent smiles on their faces. To entertain the children many puppet shows, magic shows, and monkey shows,s, etc. were also held.
Apart from families, businessmen also came from all over India and abroad to buy samples of handicraft items of different varieties. Some just came to enquire about the prices of goods.
As the evening came to end the weather turned a bit chilly and people were compelled to put on woolens. Eating places were once again seen getting crowded. This time they offered Indian snacks like samosa, pakoras, and Indian sweets like Gulab Jamun, Jalebee along with lassi, tea, and coffee. But the crowd was much less. The children were on the edge of sleepy while the adults relaxed and enjoyed the bonfire.
Finally, the fair that had started in the early morning quieted and waited for the next morning’s activities.
Essay No. 02
A Visit to A Fair
Last year in February, I visited the famous Suraj Kund Fair in Haryana which is situated near the famous tourist spot, Baikal Lake.
Every year, the fifteen days long fair is held in the spacious Suraj Kund ground which is decorated very nicely, giving a warm welcome to the visitors who throng in thousands. The most important feature of the fair is its pollution-free atmosphere for the visitors.
This is the fair in which both the rural and urban people participate with full enthusiasm. Even foreigners from different countries come to take part in this fair.
For the people’s convenience, a wide range of brightly colored stalls offer items for sale like handloom products which are very popular among people. Indian outfits, sarees, salwar-kameez, even colorful bangles, and bindis are displayed by the traders.
The laughter of people can be heard along with the folk songs and even the gypsy’s dance with enthusiasm to entertain the crowd.
In the afternoon when it becomes rather warm, people can be seen heading towards eating joints looking for spicy Indian food and some cold drink to quench their thirst. People who are with children can be seen enjoying rides on the backs of camel, horse, and elephant. To further entertain the children’s puppet show, magic shows, bear and monkey shows are also held.
But, as the evening comes to an end the weather turns a bit chilly with cold waves and people are compelled to wear woolen clothes. Eating places are once again crowded. This time they offer Indian snacks like pakoras, samosas, etc., and Indian sweets like Gulab Jamun, Jalebi, along with Lassi, Coffee, and Tea.
But the crowd is less than seen in the morning. The children are sleepy and tired while the adult relaxes and enjoy the bonfire.
Finally, the chaos that started from the early morning quits and waits for another day’s activities.