Check out all that’s khaas at the ongoing Mango Festival in Lucknow

Check out all that’s khaas at the ongoing Mango Festival in Lucknow

Head out to Awadh Shilp Gram right now to be a part of the mango festival

Known as the king of all fruits, mangoes, aren't just ruling the streets of Lucknow currently but have also taken over the huge, Awadh Shilp Gram! If you are a mango fan too, there is no other place you'd rather be at other than the Mango Festival at Awadh Shilp Gram in the city, where over 800 varieties of the favourite summer fruit are on display.

This exotic Mango Mohotsav also has on sale mango products like cakes, pickles, icecreams and a lot more! So if you identify as mango lover of an extreme proportion and want to learn more about the history and farming of the fruit, head out to the Lucknow Aam Mahotsav now before 7th of July.

A slice (or more) of mango

The Aam Mahotsav in Lucknow features mango varieties from several states and houses over 100 stalls by local traders, farmers and horticulturists. On display are mangoes and mango saplings from Uttarakhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana, in addition to Uttar Pradesh, as a representation of pan-India mango produce.

The range here is diverse and unending, starting from Dusshehri, Langra, Safeda Chausa, Amrapali, Bamboo Green to Fazli, Mallika, Krishnabhog, Mohanbhog, Bangalore, Neelam, Kesar, Malihabad Safeda and Tambora varieties.

At least six varieties of Chausa mangoes, namely Gaurjeet, Rataul, Khasulkhas, Gulab Jamun and Jardalu glass mangoes are also part of the display along with peculiar hybrids of Sindhu, Arunika, Pusa and Surya. Colourful mangoes like Huranara, Surkha Matiyara, Yakuti and Gulabkhas add further to its wide banquet.

Boosting the sale of lesser known mangoes!

The festival aims to promote the sale of unknown or unpopular mango varieties and their derived products, among the Lucknow people, boosting sales for farmers across the country. To pack up excitement for the same, the Mango festival is also hosting programmes like Mango Chowk, Mango Bazaar, Ajab-Ajab Mango, Mango Nursery, Mango Dish and Mango Inam and so on.

These events will help channel useful information to concerned departments, scientists, exporters, and makers of mango products, in consultation with mango farmers on all aspects of production, processing, marketing, export and quality enhancement of mangoes. The one stop centre will benefit all those who either wish to start mango farming, or indulge in related business prospects such as making, selling and exporting of mango, mango liquor or mango murabba and even conducting horticulture studies.

A virtual tour of Awadh Mango Growers Horticulture Society Pavillion

Hailing from Nabipanah village of Malihabad, the pavilion of Awadh Mango Growers Horticulture Society at the Lucknow Aam Mahotsav has put up about 246 varieties of mangoes. A particular variant here known as Modi Mango is attracting visitors, for its made by tying Mango to Tukmi in a unique way, said Upendra Kumar Singh. The Modi Mango tree bears a fruit every 12 year, adding the feature of rarity to the fruit too.

Additionally, the Dasheri banging fruit, named after its maturation technique of using state paper, is gaining popularity. Varieties of 'Ambika', 'Arunika' and Pusa Shrestha are also gaining visitors’ interest.

Other must-visit stalls at the Aam Mahotsav

National Award Winner, Horticulturist SC Shukta has also set up here. This features over 178 varieties of mangoes, where the special Maharishi Bhrigu is the centre of attraction. This is a one kilogram single piece that is very juicy and sweet, SC Shukla reportedly said. The display of 'Bhrigu Mango', Narada, Lalima, Seven-inch Lambodar, Surkhapara varieties are further adding an edge to this stall.

Another stall of Central Institute of Horticulture, Rahmankheda is a must-visit stop here. Showcasing about 750 varieties of mangoes, this stall is the talk of the fest for its 'Nawab Us Amdi', Elaichi, Alif Laila, Rogini Zarda that is being liked by all!

What’s more on the display?

The Aam Mahotsav is really a celebration for all mango lovers out there and you can find an array of products made from the fruit. Visitors can indulge in delectable offerings like mango cake and mango sweets and other processed mango products native of MP and Uttarakhand also. Besides products, people and horticulture enthusiasts, who are interested in gardening or starting their own mango farms can also buy saplings and small plants.

Location: Avadh Shilpgram, Amar Shaheed Path, Lucknow

Time: 11 AM to 9 PM

Dates: Till July 7

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