Surajkund literal meaning is 'Lake of the Sun' is an artificial Kund ‘Kund’ means lake or reservoir built in the backdrop of the Aravalli hills with an amphitheater-shaped embankment constructed in semicircular form. It is said to have been built by the Tomar king Suraj Pal of Tomar dynasty in the 10th century. Tomar was a sun worshipper and he had therefore built a Sun temple on its western bank.
Surajkund is an ideal picnic spot, as it is situated only 8 kms. away from South Delhi. Substantiating this belief, there are ruins of a Sun Temple around the sun pool. The complex includes a beautifully done-up garden and a pool - Siddha Kund.
Surajkund Crafts Mela The Life of Surajkund, here 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.