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 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. 

Major Attractions Of International Mango Festival 2023

1. Mango Stalls

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. 

2. Competitions and Art Shows

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.

How To Reach International Mango Festival

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. 

  • Nearest metropolitan city. New Delhi
  • Nearest airbase. Indira Gandhi International Airport
  • Nearest railhead. Nizamuddin Railway Station
  • Distance from New Delhi. 7 Kms

By Air

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. 

  • Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport. 10 Kms

By Train

​​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. 

  • Distance from Nizamuddin Railway Station. 10 Kms

By Road

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. 

  • Distance from Meerut. 85 Kms
  • Distance from Aligarh. 163 Kms
  • Distance from Agra. 231 Kms

FAQs About International Mango Festival

Q. Which country celebrates the International Mango Festival?
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In India, the International Mango Festival is the main fruit festival which is celebrated with great fervor. 

Q. Why is the famous International Mango Festival celebrated?
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On the occasion of the 'King of Mango’, the Delhi international mango festival is celebrated with much fanfare and joy. The wide variety of mangoes presented in the festival are naturally grown by working really hard for long hours. 

Q. When did the International Mango Festival start?
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Held annually in Delhi, India during early summer, the International Mango Festival is a two-day festival showcasing mangoes. This festival of the King of the Fruits started in 1987. 

Q. Which is the national fruit of India?
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Almost all kinds of fruits are grown in India but Mango is the national fruit of India. Mango can be grown in a bucket on your balcony. 

Q. Are there direct flights to Delhi from the Major Indian city for Delhi Book Fair
. Yes, there are direct flights to Delhi from several Indian cities. Some of the major Indian cities with direct flights to Delhi include:

PLEASE NOTE : Dates can vary due to cancellation or last-minute changes.

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