Satisfy Your Mango Mania in A Series of Mango Festivals in India!
What’s a more perfect way to spend the summer than by eating and stocking up on our favorite fruit – mangoes! India produces over 500 varieties of mangoes, making them one of the biggest exporter of the fruit. This year, mango growers and enthusiasts from all over the country will come together again for a series of festivals that are sure to bring fun and delight to fruit lovers. Head on to Delhi, Goa, and Uttar Pradesh to satisfy your mango mania!
International Mango Festival 2018
Date: July 9 and 10, 2018
Venue: Dilli Haat, Janak Puri
The International Mango Festival is an annual event which started in 1988 with the goal of increasing people’s appreciation of mangoes. The country’s biggest mango festival features over 550 varieties of mangoes, including rare and luxurious ones. These varieties are displayed and are available for sampling. Various mango products such as jams, jellies, pickles, juices, and canned fruits can also be found in the festival grounds.
Adding to the colorful event are programs and recreational activities such as a mango eating competition, mango carving demonstrations, mango recipe demonstrations, mango slogan writing, a magic show, and a mango quiz bee. There will also be cultural performances and other fun gimmicks to entertain you as you go through rows and rows of mango goodness.
Goa Mango Festival
Date: To be announced
Organized by the Directorate of Agriculture and scheduled alongside the Konkan Fruit Fest, the Goa Mango Festival aims to showcase local mango produce and support local farmers. Every year, the search for the best mango variant takes place in the festival, with cultivators proudly submitting entries of their tastiest produce. There will also be entertaining events like mango carving demonstrations and various games for children. Something unique about the Goa Mango Festival is that it satisfies not only the visitors’ taste buds but also their minds. Local farmers share their knowledge on proper mango cultivation and production and the latest farming technology through a series of demonstrations, seminars, and workshops.
Uttar Pradesh Mango Festival
Date: June 23, 2018
Venue: Janeshwar Mishra Park and mango orchards in Lucknow
Started in 2013 as a way to promote the region’s mangoes and support local producers and the growing number of women in agriculture, the Uttar Pradesh Mango Festival is back this year with a lot more varieties of mangoes. Over 700 varieties will be available for display, sampling, and purchasing. What’s great about this festival is that since it happens right in the mango orchards of Lucknow, visitors can be assured that all the produce are fresh and at their very best. Aside from the fresh mangoes, visitors can also have a taste of and purchase a wide selection of mango delicacies prepared by locals. There will also be fun games and activities such as the ever-popular mango eating contest.
If you are someone who can’t get enough of mangoes and is always on the lookout for the best varieties, then you can never go wrong with India’s series of mango festivals. It holds the promise of satisfying your taste buds and bringing fun and delight to your holiday. Bring your family and friends along and indulge in the goodness of the world’s best mangoes!