In India, the summer season kick-start the arrival of mangoes, ‘the king of fruits’. During this season you will find mango festivals held in different parts of India to celebrate where different varieties are put up. The International Mango festival held in Delhi allows you to gobble mangoes from different parts of India in just one place!
The first occasion was held in 1987 which are organised by the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation, more than 1000+ varieties of mangoes are put on display here, which includes the popular like Langda, Dasheri, Alphonso as well as some rare species This festival draws various sellers and grows from India and abroad to generate awareness about the uses and benefits of this fruit.
Besides mango tasting, the festival also sells processed mango items such as jam, chutney, mango pulp, mango juice, jelly, etc. Also, huge stalls with reputed chefs prepare mouth-watering mango-based dishes like shakes and desserts with a twist. There are other recreational activities like mango eating competitions, quizzes, folk performances, folk songs and anything you can think of related to a mango.
- The festival is held from 5-7July at Dilli Haat Janakpuri.
- The entry fees are ₹20 for adults and ₹10 for children.
- Opening & Closing time is 11am-10pm.
- To reach, you can either take a cab or metro; the nearest metro station is Tilak Nagar.
- Since the largest number of the crowd is expected, so it is advised to visit in the early morning to avoid the rush.
There are many other popular festivals are held in Dilli Haat in upcoming months. If you want to know more about this place, then book Stuti Mishra a local expert on Odigos.
This festival is worth a visit by mango lovers, agro-industrialists, chefs. The festival has witnessed a massive turnover every year. So reserve the date and plan a visit. You can also write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +91 124-4610699 for more information.