The UP Crafts Mart hosts Gandhi Handicraft Mela from March 22 – 31, 2017. The crafts fair is open to public from 11am to 8pm daily.
The Gandhi Crafts Mela Opens
The Gandhi Craft Bazaar was inaugurated by Dr Rajneesh Dube, principal secretary of industries, UP. Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate NP Singh too graced the occasion. This is an initiative by Uttar Pradesh Handicrafts Development and Marketing Corporation. The event provides a platform to artisans and craftsmen from across the country to display and sell their handicrafts.
Who are participating
Prominent craftsmen from Uttar Pradesh particularly Varanasi and Mahoba, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttarakhand are participating in the craft festival at UP Crafts Mart. The craftsmen have been provided stall space for free at the Gandhi Craft Bazaar. They have been provided travel allowances too.
What to find at the Fair
Banarasi sarees, Lucknowi chikankari, zari-zardosi, carpet, cane furniture, metal craft, tribal jewelry, ceramics, marble, hand-block printing, handmade wooden toys, leather wallets and other leather goods, bangles, miniature paintings, earthenware and brass artifacts on offer for visitors.
How much is the Entry Ticket
The entry to the fair is free
Where is Gandhi Craft Mela being held
The Craft Bazaar is being organized at UP Crafts Mart, A-161, Sector 136 along the Expressway. This is a relatively new facility to hold exhibitions and fairs. The UP Crafts Mart also has a food court.
The connectivity to UP Crafts Mart is poor. There is no public transport facility available to take visitors to this place. You will have to make your own arrangements to reach the venue. This place is little far away from the main city