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INDIA : Janakpuri's Dilli Haat to display King of Fruits

The festival has become a major cultural event of Delhi, attracting thousands of visitors every year.

Thursday, 02 July 2015 - 6:29pm IST 

| Team | Edited by: Milan Sharma

Over 500 varieties of mangoes are slated to be on display. 

The fruit Mango is believed to be indigenous to the Indian Subcontinent and is as old as the land itself.

Delhi’s Mango lovers can look forward to a fascinating display of the King of Fruits –the Mango. Delhi Tourism Ministry will host the 27th Mango Festival at Dilli Haat, Janakpuri from 3- 5 July, 2015. 

Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Delhi Tourism and Law Minister Kapil Mishra will inaugurate the festival.

The festival celebrates the magnificent variety of flavours offered by the king of fruits. Over 500 varieties of mangoes are slated to be on display. These will include Langra, Chausa, Rataul, Hussainara, Ramkela, Kesar, Fazri, Mallika, and Amrapali, and other assorted varieties.

The fruit Mango is believed to be indigenous to the Indian Subcontinent and is as old as the land itself. There are more than 1365 varieties of mangoes all over the world, and in India about 1000 varieties are available.

The festival has become a major cultural event of Delhi, attracting thousands of visitors every year. 

Mango growers across the country including Bihar, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand and Uttar Pradesh will gather here to display the traditional and hybrid varieties of Mangoes.

Some major highlights of the Mango Festival are:

· Display of rare as well as commercially popular mangoes

· Mango Eating Competition for Men & Women

· Mango Quiz and Slogan Writing Competition for Children

· Cultural Performances

· Competition in Mango variety

· Sale of Mango and Mango based products

If you want to have a look at a Mango, which is as small as a grape or as big as a papaya, the 27th Mango Festival is the place to be in. 

RankCountryMango Production (Tons)
1.  India16,337,400
2.  China4,351,593
3.  Thailand2,550,600
4.  Pakistan1,784,300
5.  Mexico1,632,650
6.  Indonesia1,313,540
7.  Brazil1,188,910
10. Nigeria790,200


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The event will be open for visitors every day from 3-5 July, from 11.00 am to 8.00 pm.

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