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International Mango Festival

The International Mango Festival is organized in New Delhi every year at Dilli Haat in Pitampura. This is a 2-day festival organized since 1987. The festival is organized jointly by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC), National Horticultural Board (NHB), Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).

Time of Festival

The International Mango Festival is scheduled in between June to July every year.

Description of Festival

Over 550 varieties of mango fruit are displayed in the festival. Visitors can view and taste the fruit. Varieties and cultivars of mango include Alphonso, Amrapali, Mallika, Dushehri, Kesar, Sensation, Langra, Tommy Atkins, Malda, Himsagar, Chorasya, Fazia, Dhaman, Dhoon, Balia, Ruchika, NigarinKheria, NazukBadan, Aishwarya, Bombay Green, Neelam, and more.

Over 50 mango growers from various parts of India, chiefly from Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Delhi, find a lucrative platform to showcase their “King of Fruits.”

Eminent chefs from 5-star hotels like Inter-Continental Hotel, Maurya Sheraton, Taj Palace, Qutub Hotel, Marriot India, and Claridges across the country demonstrate preparation of mango recipes.

The International Mango Festival provides a golden opportunity for agro industries and food processing industries to do business. They exhibit mango products like jam, juice, canned fruit, pickles, and more.

According to official reports, India exports around 40,000 metric tons of mangoes to 80 countries. Annual revenue generated from the export of mango and its products reaches around $85 million.

Attractions

Apart from attractive and tasty mangoes, visitors can participate in various competitions like mango eating competition, mango judging competition, mango quiz, and others. There is also an award for the biggest mango.

The International Mango Festival also features folk performances and children shows. Magic shows, mango carving, and other such shows awe visitors. Buyers from across the world make their presence felt with zest and encourage trading of mango. The festival becomes a kind of party for mango lovers and visitors.

How to Reach

Delhi is well connected with rail, road, and air to major cities of India.

Delhi city has AC and non-AC buses plying throughout the city, auto rickshaws, cabs, and metro trains. The nearest metro station to Dilli Haat, Pitampura is Netaji Subhash Place metro station.

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