Summers are here and apart from the flared dresses and the loose tops, the only thing that is helping us survive summer, are the mangoes. Bright yellow, ripe, sweet, full of flavour and oh-so versatile, mangoes are for sure the best thing about summers.
If you too are a fan of mangoes and the endless variety which we consume them in (ice cream, shake, smoothies, in curries), head to the 31st edition of the Delhi Mango Festival and make the most of this delicious fruit.
People who actually are a fond of mangoes, especially need to visit the festival, that is being organized by the Delhi Tourism in association with the Delhi government. The festival will be held between 5th to 7th July at the Dilli Haat, Janakpuri.
The festival is so big that you will find over 500+ varieties of mangoes from different regions of the country. The varieties include Chausa, Langra, Totapari, Amrapali, Malda, Safeda, Ramkela, Sundari, various types of Dussehri hybrids, Kesar and a ton of other mango varieties.
The farmers of West Bengal, UP come here every year to display the various kinds of varieties they grow. The festival witnesses a footfall of over 20,000 people each year who are drawn to the fest for their love of mangoes and are ready to stock up on their favourite varieties.
If the love of mangoes in your heart is too strong to question and the delicious mangoes too sweet to deny, head to the festival, sample the delicious mango, stock up on your favourite and if you’re adventurous enough you’ll find a new favourite.
P.S. Everyone is given a free mango sapling, so that people can grow their own trees.