Initiated in 1988, Delhi International Mango Festival International Mango Festival, is one of the largest mango fests in the country. Hosted at Dilli Haat, around 500 varieties of mangoes from all over India are on display and available for trying. The festival lets you enjoy the delicious fruit with many fun activities such as mango eating competitions, quizzes, magic shows, and cultural perform.
This year we will be celebrating 30 years of the festival. It will be a three-day festival from 6 July-8 July, with a host of cultural programmes. Apart from the mangoes on display, visitors will also have the chance to experience mango-based products. A lot of Indian mangoes will be displayed at the festival, but we are trying to see if we can get mangoes from other countries as well,” says an official of the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC). The DTTDC organizes the festival in coordination with the Delhi government.
For the convenience of visitors, the DTTDC also organizes a free shuttle service from the Tilak Nagar Metro station to Dilli Haat. There is no separate entry charge for the festival.
What to Expect
different competitions are also held amid mango growers. Mango eating competitions, mango quiz, childrens shows and mango folk performances make the fiesta a decked up sight to behold. Last but not least, the buyers from all over the globe specially make their presence as it also encourages vigorous trading of the fruit too.
Alphonso, Totapari, Rataul, Himsagar, Amrapali, Bombay green, Kesar, Fazli and Banganpalli, among others, at this annual affair.
The event, held at the Dilli Haat in Janakpuri, also features a mango-eating competition, where contestants are tasked with finishing 3kg mangoes in 3 minutes.
When: July 6 – 8, 2018
Where: Dilli Haat, Janak Puri
Tickets: INR 20 (Adult); INR 10 (Children)
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