SARAS is a yearly fair organized at Parade Ground, that attracts a lot of crowd, is going to be organized this year too. This two week fair is famous because it gives an opportunity to villagers to present their talent in front of the nation and the world through different articles made by them and that too without using any kind of Machines. Most of the goods and articles are handmade.
SARAS 2014 Like every year, this year too, the fair is going to be interesting as the handicrafts made by the villagers of not only Uttarakhand, but also from other states like Andhra pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and many other states of country will be displayed. Carpets, Purse, Bangles etc will be the centre of attraction.
Starting Date: Saturday, 01 November 2014
End Date: Wednesday, 12 November 2014.
Venue: Parade Ground Dehradun.
Schedule: Inauguration: 1 November 2014 at 05:00 pm by Chief Guest Shri Harish Rawat (Chief Minister of Uttarakhand).
Special Guest: Shri Pritam Singh (Ministry of Home Affairs, Village Development, Panchayati Raj, Small Irrigation, Food & Civil Supplies & OBC Development) Uttarakhand
Chairman: Shri Raj Kumar (Legislator, Rajpur Dehradun)
After 01 November, guests can visit SARAS MELA every day from 2 November to 12 November 2014 from 10:30 am to 08:30 pm.
Places to stay in Dehradun:
There are many hotels in Dehradun, however the nearest 4 star Hotel to Parade Ground is Pacific Hotel, on Subash Road. Other hotels are Hotel Madhuban, Hotel Surbhi Palace, Hotel Royal Inn etc.