Surajkund got its name after a famous Sun temple, which is said to have stood here once. Some historians also claim that it was named after King Surajpal himself. The tank is on a semi-circular pattern and has steps that lead to the water. It is not a dead reservoir and the rains still keep it pretty full of water. But apart from the monsoon season, the place remains dry. The tank saw some major repairs in the 1920s during the British times. As of today, Surajkund is the site of a major crafts festival held annually in February and attended by people from all over the world.