Mango Festival in Delhi 2020 : 9th July 2020 - 10th July 2020
Ticket Price : INR 20
Delhi International Mango Festival, Delhi Overview
Celebrating the 'King of fruits', the International Mango Festival in Delhi is a must-visit for all. It is held every year at the beginning of the summer season in Delhi, where varieties of mangoes - nearly a thousand in number - are put on display to the visitors and are sold in large numbers. Organised by the Delhi Government in alliance with Delhi Tourism, more than 1100+ varieties of mangoes are put on display here, which includes the popular as well as some rare species. Through this exhibition, different types of mangoes from all over the country are brought together in one place, and trading of the fruit is encouraged. And it isn't just about that; there are many events held from mango eating competitions to quizzes.
Mango Festival in Delhi 2020
The Mango Festival is a two-day event, which is held in July more often than not. Although, there is no fixed date on the calendar on which the festival is organised each year. The dates for the Delhi International Mango Festival, 2020 is 9th July 2020 - 10th July 2020
The Delhi International Mango Festival, is a promotional event for mangoes, is organised at the beginning of the season of mangoes. It is held at the beginning of the summer season. Since it is organised by the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation, the dates are also decided by the authority, and the festival is hosted on the days deemed fit by them.
Delhi International Mango Festival - Venue Details
The Delhi International Mango Festival, DIMF, celebrated marking the influx of mangoes in the market, is held at the Dilli Haat, located in Pitampura area of the capital city, Delhi. The two-day festival earlier used to take place in the Talkatora Stadium in Delhi.
Celebrations and Events – Coronation of the King of Fruits!
For the two days, during the Delhi International Mango Festival, Dilli Haat overwhelms with a soothing fragrance of mangoes. The festival consists of many events, all of which are bound to increase your appetite for the fruit.
Numerous stalls of mangoes are set in the Dilli Haat, where mango sellers from states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, and other states come with their variety of mangoes and project them. Hundreds of unheard-of varieties of mangoes are seen such as Langra, Nazuk Badab, Tommy Atkins, Aishwarya, etc. These add to the excitement of knowing more about the many varieties available.
Food processing units and cooking professionals also set up their kiosks to project their products to the visitors. They also provide recipes and methods to make many mango-dishes to visitors. Moreover, the Delhi Government provides mango saplings to promote the production of mangoes in the country.
Competitions Various art and craft shows are also held as a part of the festival, in which music and dance draw a good number of audience. A quiz competition is held, the theme of which revolves around the world of mango itself. Moreover, a slogan writing competitions and competition of eating the maximum number of mangoes also find a place in the festival. The biggest, or rather the heaviest, mango of the festival is awarded a title and is considered as the winner of the Delhi International Mango Festival of the year.
A ‘Delicious’ Tradition - History of the Mango Festival in Delhi
The Delhi International Mango Festival, DIMF, is held every year in early summer days to promote the sale of mangoes within and outside the Indian Territory. The immense love for mangoes is not a new phenomenon in the country, and so the Delhi International Mango Festival. The celebration of the festival dates back to the then Government of Delhi’s plan, by one of its departments, in the year 1987. Since 1987, the Delhi International Mango festival has been organized on an annual basis in Delhi, providing an excellent opportunity for the mango lovers to indulge in their cravings at the beginning of the fruit’s season.
The organizer of this festival is the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation, DTTDC. The other institutions that work in collaboration are the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, the National Horticulture Board, and the New Delhi Municipal Council. The dedicated involvement of all these organizations has been making the Delhi International Mango Festival increase its scope and vastness with each passing year, regarding the number of mango varieties displayed in the festival and number of visitors as well.
How to Reach the Venue
If one is coming to the festival from outside Delhi, the most convenient ways are the railways and the airways. Through railways, the visitors can board off at the New Delhi Railway station, which happens to be the nearest from the venue, being 13 kilometres away.
The nearest airport from the venue is the Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi.
Once in Delhi, the most convenient way to reach Dilli Haat is the Delhi Metro. The nearest metro station from Dilli Haat is the Pitam Pura Metro Station, which is located on the Red Line of the Delhi Metro.
India happens to be the largest producer of mangoes in the country. However, when it comes to exporting the fruit, India is much behind many other nations. The apparent reason for this is that the people of India love mangoes so much that the major production is consumed within the territory. The Delhi International Mango Festival is an event of great satisfaction for the people who love mangoes. The festival has helped in increasing exports of the fruit to other countries as well, apart from giving representation to the many varieties produced in the country, and enhancing their productivity. The Delhi International Mango Festival is as joyful a two-day event for the visitors as it is for the producers and sellers of the fruit.