Does the succulent flavor of mango make you crave for more? Can’t you get enough of mangoes, then, the Mango Festival is a must visit for you.
The Mango Festival is celebrated throughout the country with much zeal and zest. The festival is held in the month of July every year in the capital, at Dilli Haat, Pitampura and is hosted by the Delhi Tourism Board in collaboration with the Delhi Government.
The festival attracts thousands of mango lovers to the fest, like a pot of honey attracts the bees. The Mango Festival is celebrated throughout the nation without any discrimination, which spreads the hardcore notion of unity in diversity because of different species available under one roof.
The festival showcases more than 400 species of the fruit from different parts of the country.
It is the most awaited festival in the capital, as the citizens get to relish the rare species of the sumptuous fruit.
The fest will display some exceptional varieties such as Sirki, Suwarn, Neeleshwari, Royal SP, Raddy Pasand, Himasagar, Kensington, Neelam, Banganpalli, besides popular Dushehari, Langra, Alphonso, Kesar, Papitiyo, Tommy Atkins, Sensation and Nazuk Badan. Mangoes such as Abdullah, Ramkela, Aishwarya, Bombay Green from Kaleemullah Khan’s nursery. And one of the rare species of the fruit Gula by Tariq Mustafa from Purkazi in Muzaffarnagar.
The highlights of the festival include Mango Quiz, Mango eating competition, sale of fresh mangoes and processed fruits like pickles, chutney, mango pulp, juice, jelly, aam papad, jam and aam panna.You can binge on the fruit for free, can buy a small mango tree or can also buy wide varieties of mango in the festival.
One of the main attractions of the festival is the Mango eating competition. The festival provides agro-industries and food processing industries the opportunity to display their products. The idea is to give exposure to the domestic mango industry and exporters.
The Mango Festival is also celebrated in different parts of the country during the months of June - July. Some of them are Pinjore, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune to name a few.
There are over 1,365 species of Mangoes grown around the world and India alone cultivates over 1,000 varieties of the fruit.
For those who are calorie conscious should once forget about their calorie intake and just indulge themselves into the temptation of mouth-watering mangoes during the festival.Happy Mango Licking!!