Summers making Mango maniacs travel
Posted by srijita das on June 5, 2017
Warning! Browse through the blog if only you can eat mangoes immediately after reading this else get set to freak out!
Summer is here with the scorching heat and is turning my tees sweaty already. This hot season in India is long and often intolerable thus making one to lose their appetite. However, there is one great thing about summer that leaves all of us drooling – Mangoes! Yaaay, it is the mango season!
India is diverse not only with its religion but also with its Mangoes! Our land is exclusively known for its exotic mango hotspots with promising refreshing flavor and fragrance.
While mangoes of all kinds and nature are packed and delivered to almost all parts of India, certain states are known for a particular type of mango cultivation. This season tour the provinces that have some excellent grades of mangoes to offer you in the most exciting style.
The Grand International Mango Festival, Delhi
The Mango Festival is celebrated throughout Delhi with much zeal and zest in Dilli Haat. Apart from the obvious fact that visitors can buy infinite varieties of mangoes here, there are also other activities organized during the event like Mango Quiz, Mango eating competition, the sale of processed fruits like chutney, mango pulp, pickles, juice, jelly, aam papad, etc.
Ganesh Agro Tourism, Maharashtra
The site is located right in the center of the Mango territory that is Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri. It’s a big land with 30 acres of space displaying numerous variety of mango trees including 2,000 kinds of Alphonso mango. This place is mountainous with an ocean running on the other side, offering beautiful sights to behold. The owner of the farm also offers overnight stays and explain all its visitors about mango cultivation. You can also buy exotic mangoes from this farm.
Goa Mango Festival
This Mango Festival in Goa is celebrated grandly alongside the Konkan Fruit Festival. This fest displays mangoes that are locally grown, and there are competitions organized for the best mango product.
Mangoes from the farm, Lucknow, UP
The Lucknow Mango Festival is one fun event where the freshest of mangoes are sold and are given away as free samples. To name a few, Langra, Dasheri, and Chaunsa are immensely popular that you would find here. Apart from the usual competitions held, there is a lot of folk music and dances to entertain people.
Lalbagh Mango Mela, Bangalore
The annual Mango Mela in Lalbagh exhibits this king of fruits in style and glamor. Mango farmers from all over Karnataka bring their produce to Lalbagh and sell them directly to the buyers. The kind of fragrance that meanders in the gardens of Lalbagh during this celebration is a memory for life.
Bengal Mango Utsav
This Mango Mela brings together the mango farmers and sellers from all over the country on a single platform. This three-day mango exhibition, offer its visitors the mouth-watering Bengal mango varieties like Himsagar, Laxmanbhog, Langra and Fazli; naming just a few of them. The famous Alphonso mango, which is grown in small pockets of Andhra Pradesh, also finds its way here in this fair.
The Ratnagiri mangoes have an interesting tale attached to it. It was during the 17th century when Afonso de Albuquerque used to bring the Alphonso Mangoes to Goa on his journeys and named this mango species after him. This Mango variety was taken to the Konkan belt and other parts of India for its produce in large numbers.
Kesar Mangoes of Gujarat
The Kesar mangoes of Gujarat is one of its kind that will turn on your taste buds to indulge into an ecstasy like never before. This mango variety is also known as the “Queen of Mangoes,” mainly found in Junagadh. Kesar mangoes owe this name to its saffron color appearance and taste incredibly heavenly.
May you have a ‘Mango-Licious’ journey! 😉
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Srijita is a travel writer and is currently on a mission to discover and write about lesser known destinations. She attempts to reach out to the world and talk about her experiences she had while adventuring into the woods or sometimes in the waves of an ocean, in her blogs. She loves to eat everything edible and dreams about touring the world.
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