I usually find out about the Delhi Mango Festival, once it is over. However, this time around, I didn’t want to miss it, so I started a thread on BCMTouring to keep a tab on its date. Since different websites showed different time and venue for it, until the last few days, when information about the mango festival was published in the newspapers.
This year the Mango Festival was held at the Janakpuri Dilli Haat (Rs. 20 entry fee) from 6th to 8th July (if you’re reading this today, then this is the last day) and I visited the festival on 7th (Saturday.)
Even though I wanted to attend the festival, I wasn’t sure what to expect there and whether or not it would actually be worth it. However, when I reached there, all my apprehensions were put to rest by the hundreds of varieties of mangos on display by various state departments, universities, and sellers. It was quite interesting to see so many different types of aam in one place!
There was also a mango eating contest and an option to eat as many mangos as you can for Rs. 100! There were a whole host of other activities planned throughout the day for the festival, though they didn’t interest me.
Here are some of the photographs I took at the mango festival.
Behind the usual Dilli Haat shops was the mango market, where numerous farmers had set up their stalls, in hopes of making a windfall by selling directly to the customer.
At the end of the day, I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Mango Festival. Though it might not be everyone’s cup of tea and it can be easily wrapped up in 20 mins, unless you’re interested in checking out the events, bargain with farmers or shop at the usual Dilli Haat shops.