The summer season is the best time to rejoice as it is a time to be a part of perhaps the most loved festival of Delhi. Yes, you guessed it right, we are talking about the International Mango Festival. As the name of the event suggests, the International Mango Festival is all about celebrating the King of Fruits with great enthusiasm. Held at Dilli Haat in the Pitampura area, this event is organized by the Delhi Government in association with Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation.
Apart from these institutional authorities, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, the National Horticulture Board, and the New Delhi Municipal Council are also involved in making this event a success. The dates of the event are also fixed by them collaboratively.
During the event which pans out for two days, the local traders and farmers from all across the country bring more than 1100+ varieties of mangoes which are put on display from all the common to the rarest varieties of the delicious fruit.
Celebrated since 1987, the International Mango Festival is held every year in Delhi with the onset of the Summer season with the major objective of promoting the sale of mangoes outside of the Indian territory.
For these two days of the Mango Festival, Dilli Haat seems to be quite overwhelmed with a soothing and lovely fragrance of mangoes. One can witness numerous stalls of mangoes from different states of India like Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, and several others which come up with a wide range of juicy and scrumptious mangoes namely Langra, Nazuk Badab, Alphonso, and many more. So, if you are up for tasting and buying some lip-smacking varieties of mangoes from all across the country, then you know where to head to this mango season.
What’s more interesting is that even a great number of professional cooks set up their kiosks for the visitors and also give away many exciting recipes to prepare a variety of mango dishes. Another highlight of the event is that the Delhi Government also offers mango saplings to promote the overall production of mangoes in the country.
Another exciting reason to visit the International Mango Festival in Delhi is due to its arts and craft shows wherein you get to experience everything from top-notch music and dance performances to even quiz competitions concocted around the theme of mangoes. Apart from this, there is even a slogan writing competition along with a competition for eating the maximum number of mangoes. The heaviest mango is awarded the title of the winner of the Delhi International Mango Festival of the year.
To reach Delhi, you will need to cover a total distance of about 1,425, 1,491, 2,178 km from Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru respectively. Here is how you can reach Delhi by the following means of public transport.
Deboard at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). The airport is very well-connected with other Indian cities and towns. From the airport, at your convenience, you can take a cab, auto-rickshaw, metro train, or a bus to reach Dilli Haat.
From Bhubaneswar - Board AirIndia, IndiGo flights from Bhubaneswar Airport. The airfares start from INR 3,000-4,000
From Guwahati - Board Vistara, IndiGo, Spicejet flights from Guwahati Airport. The airfares start from INR 4,000-5,000
From Jaipur - Board IndiGo, Air India flights from Jaipur Airport. The airfares start from INR 2,000-3,000
As Delhi has very good train connectivity with other regions, consider deboarding at Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal, Old Delhi Train station, or at Nizamuddin Station. Once off the train, you can easily take a cab or some other means of transportation to reach your destination. From Gurgaon or Noida, you can commute via metro trains; its fair will cost you somewhere between INR 50-100.
From Bhopal - Board SBC NDLS AC EXP from Bhopal Junction and deboard at New Delhi Junction
From Gwalior - Board VSKP NDLS SPL from Gwalior Junction and deboard at New Delhi Station
Depending upon your location, you can also consider traveling to Delhi via well-maintained road networks and fairly motorable national highways. For traveling, you can consider traveling via interstate/private buses, cabs, or private vehicles from the nearby cities and towns.
From Agra - 231 km via Taj Expressway Highway
From Aligarh - 163 km via Yamuna Expressway
From Meerut - 80-90 km via NH34
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