Surajkund's literal meaning is 'Lake of the Sun'. It is an artificial Kund (means lake or reservoir) built in the backdrop of the Aravalli hills with an amphitheatre-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.
More importantly, Surajkund has earned fame for hosting the world acclaimed Surajkund International Crafts Mela organised here every year. Celebrated during 1st to 15th February, this is a fair that showcases the Indian handicrafts, handlooms and folk traditions. Set amidst a rich rural backdrop, the fair offers a lot of fun, frolic, entertainment and exclusive shopping opportunities.