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iXiGOers May 02 2013

How is the Mango Festival celebrated in various parts of India?

Kasturi Saikia May 02 2013
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The season of mangoes is here and your long wait through the cold winters for this succulent fruit is finally over. Won't you agree that mangoes are perhaps the best thing that the summer brings along with it? The arrival of the king of fruits is celebrated with the Mango Festival in various parts of India:

This year we welcome summer with the sweetness of mango. The entire country is decking up for the celebration. If you want to join in, read on.

The International Mango Festival, 2013 Delhi

The International Mango Festival held Delhi is one of the most awaited and perhaps the biggest events for fruit lovers of the country. It is organised by the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) in collaboration with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, the National Horticultural Board and the New Delhi Municipal Council. Held annually at Dilli Haat, since 1987 the International Mango Festival, 2013 will celebrate its 25th anniversary.  

The king of all tropical fruits, mango is celebrated with great vigour and pomp. Specialities of mangoes from different parts of the country are brought together to be showcased in the festival. It features a range of recreational activities associated with mangoes including mango eating competitions, quizzes, mango carvings, mango tasting, mango slogan writing, children shows, folk performances etc.

Some 1100 varieties of mango coming from all over the country including some rare species of the fruit can be savoured here at the festival. Among the traditional and exceptional varieties of mango you will surely find your favourite. Take your pick from the display that includes some famous and rare varieties like Alphonso, Langda, Fasli, Bombay Green, Dasheri, Chausa, Sindheri, as well as many more hybrid species of the fruit. Come to the Delhi International Mango festival to try them all and relish this appetising experience.  

Sale of processed mango items also takes place here. A variety of products including pickles, jams, juices, aam papad, aam panna, jelly, chutney and many more.

So, if you are a true lover of this scrumptious fruit, this is your chance to immerse yourself in this Mango extravaganza!

Date: 30th June to 2nd July 2013

Venue: Dilli Haat, INA and Pitampura

Entry Fee: Free

Mango Festival Tour, 2013 Mumbai-Ratnagiri

A delightful tour for 3 days and 3 nights at a 50 acre mango farm in Ratnagiri awaits you. Mango festival Tour in Ratnagiri is a unique eco tour where you can relish on this succulent fruit in the lap of nature. Complemented with a number of recreational activities the tour is something that will make you await the summers.

Amidst the alluring milieu of Ratnagiri, the Mango Festival Tour offers the perfect retreat in summer and not to forget the primary attraction, Mangoes. Out of the numerous games and activities organised are mango eating, drinking mangoes, mango treasure hunt and many more. Apart from the mango-centric activities, there is bird-watching, backwater rides and fishing in the agenda.

This tour is hosted by many tour operators like Mumbai Travellers, Wild Trotters’ etc who organise the entire tour from Mumbai to Ratnagiri. For 3 days and 3 nights you will be able to soak yourself in the sweetness of mangoes amidst the summer splendor of Ratnagiri.

Go crazy with mangos at the Mango Festival tour!

Date: 3rd, 4th & 5th May, 2013

Tour Cost: INR 4000 to INR 7000 per person

Mango Festival, Chandigarh

Mango fever catches on to Chandigarh as well! Every year in Chandigarh during the month of June in peak summers the Mango Festival is organised. It is quite an affair with a number of activities. Mangoes from all major mango cultivating places from across the country are brought together. Also, the Mango growers enters in competition to test their skill in cultivation.

Visitors are invited to indulge themselves in savouring the succulent fruit. Traditional varieties of the fruit as well as the hybrid forms are displayed in the festival. You will be amazed to see the myriad variety and sizes of the mangoes!

Date: June, 2013

Venue: Pinjore Gardens, 20 km from Chandigarh

Entry Fee: Free

If you happen to miss out on the above mentioned events, do not be disheartened because it is highly likely for anyone to miss out on the Mango madness this year. Almost all metros have buckled up to celebrate this mango season in full throttle. In Gurgaon (Delhi NCR), famous restaurants like Creative Kitchen (Radisson Suites), 32nd Milestone, Rajdhani etc. will be offering all kinds of mouth watering mango delicacies this season. Nothing less in Mumbai where places like Tiara Restaurant (Meluha The Fern), Spice and Flavours, Tart, The Earth Plate, the Lagoon Lounge etc. will serve savoury desserts and dishes prepared primarily with mangoes.

So, this summer be prepared to celebrate our national fruit with all your heart by participating in the Mango Festivals in India!

[Disclaimer: Dates, venues and prices are subject to change.]

Vinod Pareek May 28 2013
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Very Useful & informative 

Pritha Manchanda May 28 2013
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Thanks Vinod! We love the fact that you liked this answer! :-)

Looking forward to your active participation on ixigo.



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