Mango Festival in Delhi

posted under Festivals   |  02 Jul 2010

Summer and mangoes are inseparable. There cannot be a summer without mangoes and the regal way of celebrating this ‘king of all fruits’ is surely through a Mango Festival. The international mango festival in Delhi is a tribute to the popularity and the passion which almost everyone shares for these delicious fruits.  It is time for the Mango buffs to rejoice.  Considered as one of the much awaited fairs in the Capital City, the International Mango Festival of Delhi will be held in the month of July. Held at the Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi, the festival is organised by the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation in coordination with other concerned organizations.

The festival showcases more than 400 species of fruits from various parts of the country.  Mangoes from various states of the country, like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana, are also displayed at the International Mango Festival.
Some of the exceptional varieties of the fruit 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 are showcased in the festival. 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 Muzaffar nagar is also exhibited in the festival.

The major attraction of the festival include Mango Quiz, Mango eating competition, sale of fresh mangoes and processed fruits like pickles, chutney, mango pulp, juice, jelly, panna like juice etc.  The festival also features a culinary demonstration of mango-based desserts by chefs from major hotels.

There are over 1,365 species of Mangoes grown around the world and India alone cultivates over 1,000 varieties of the fruit. The cultural programmes conducted along with this festival make this event a memorable one. This unique festival equally promotes tourism on the cultural front and the mango export as well. Among many other festivals of Delhi, International Mango Festival is said to be one of the unique and most lucrative occasions.

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