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Delhi’s Mango lovers can look forward to another fascinating display of the King of Fruits – Mango, as Delhi Tourism will be hosting the 26th Mango Festival at Dilli Haat. Delhi Tourism has been hosting the Mango Festival since 1988, to celebrate the variety of flavors offered by the king of all fruits. The only redeeming factor of the unbearable hot Delhi summer is the arrival of the fruit of the season – Mango.  Indian summer is incomplete without mangoes and Delhi’s summer is surely incomplete without the Mango Festival. 

The Festival was first held in the year 1988 in association with Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India, in the Mango Orchards of Saharanpur where a large variety of mangoes were showcased for public viewing. In an organized tour arranged by Delhi Tourism, about 100 foreign and domestic tourists were taken to Saharanpur to participate in the festival. By looking at the enthusiasm towards the festival Delhi Tourism decided to organize the Mango Festival in the capital since 1991.

With the passage of time, the Festival has become a major cultural event of Delhi, attracting thousands of visitors every year. Mango growers from across the country including Bihar, Haryana, West Bengal, Punjab, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh will gather here to display the traditional and hybrid varieties of Mangoes. These traditional growers of mangoes have attained expertise over generations excelling in research and propagation of this fruit.

There will be huge number of mangoes on display at the Mango Festival. With hundreds of mouth watering varieties to choose from, the king of fruit will win over the taste buds of the visitors. The various types of Mangoes on display will include Dussehri, Langra, Chausa, Rataul, Husnara, Ramkela, Alphonso, Kesar, Safeda, and many more. Believed to be indigenous to the Indian Sub Continent and is as old as the land itself. There are more than 1365 varieties of mangoes all over the world and in India about 1000 varieties are available. If you want to have a look at a Mango as small as a grape or as big as a papaya, the 26th Mango Festival is a place to be.

When: 11 - 13 July, 2014
12:00 Noon – 9:00 pm
Where: Dilli Haat, Pitampura

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