Does the succulent flavor of mango make you crave for more? Can’t you get enough of mangoes, then, the Festival is a must visit for you.
The 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 in Pitampura and Janakpuri and is hosted by the Delhi Tourism Board in collaboration with the Delhi Government.
Festival 2022 @ Dilli Haat
International Mango Festival attracts thousands of mango lovers to the fest, like a pot of honey attracts the bees. The 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 International Mango 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.
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.
What is the International Mango Festival?
The International Mango Festival is held each year in Delhi to celebrate all things mango! Mango lovers from far and wide travel to attend this amazing event.
Held in Dilli Haat, Janak Puri, the festival puts on display more than 1,000 varieties of mangoes brought here from different states in India.
The festival also features musical performances, including several versions of folk songs that keep within the mango theme.
Need to know
There are a number of competitions to get involved with, for example a the slogan writing competition and of course a mango eating competition.
Did you know?
It has been held annually since 1987.
Bring the family, bring your friends but don’t miss the International Mango Festival in Delhi this year.