The International Mango Festival, a two day festival held in Delhi is a great occasion for the lover's of the King of Fruit's. Over five hundred varieties of Mangoes- considered to be an auspicious fruit and a symbol of life (with reference to the 'Vedas' and 'Upanishads'), are displayed during the occasion. The festival is aimed at providing exposure to the domestic mango industry and exporters, as well as promote tourism.
Usually held in Dilli Haat, Pitampura in the month of June-July, this is a unusual event where the visitors can know about over thousand varieties of mangoes from the across the country as well as taste them. Quizzes and competitions are held about the huge variety of the fruit grown and the innumerable possibilities of using mango in the cuisine. India is the largest producer of mangoes in the world with more than eleven hundred varieties of mangoes grown in different parts of the country. Mango based products like pickles, panna, jam, juice etc. are also up for sale.
People can enjoy free tasting of delicious varieties including Alphonso, Totapari, Mallika, Rataul, Himsagar, Amrapali, Mumbai Green, Kesar, Fazli and Banganpalli etc.
The festival also features culinary demonstrations of mango-based deserts by chefs from major hotels, and these hotels display the recipes of some of the deserts on their menus. Mangoes with camouflaging looks of other fruits like banana, guava and watermelon, but having the intrinsic taste of a mango are also displayed.
This festival is organised by the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation in coordination with other concerned organizations. This festival is also a good platform for the farmers mainly from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Delhi to get an interaction with the consumers and the agents.
Cultural programmes which are usually arranged along with this festival makes this event a memorable one. This unique festival equally promotes tourism on the cultural front and the mango export as well.
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Air : Delhi is the main gateway city for northern India with a modern airport. All major international airlines in the world fly through Delhi. Indira Gandhi International Airport is located at 23km southwest of Central Delhi and the domestic terminal at Palam is 5km away from the international terminal.
Taxi and coach transfer is available from both International and Domestic Arrivals. Pre-paid Taxi (a service with journey fare paid at the booking counter), air-conditioned and non- air-conditioned coach counters are located immediately outside the customs Hall in International Terminal and outside Baggage Claim area in Domestic Arrivals.
Airport Coach (non-airconditioned) is operated by Delhi Transport Corporation (via Connaught Place and Railway Stations) to Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT), Kashmiri Gate and by Ex- Servicemen's Airlink Transport Service to Connaught Place. The coach covers all major hotels enroute.
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Rail : Delhi is the hub of the Indian Railways network with Express trains to all parts of the country. The city has two major railway stations in New Delhi and Old Delhi. New Delhi station is within walking distance of Connaught Place and Main Delhi station is about 7km from Connaught Place. Delhi offers Express trains to all parts of the country. For the foreigners, tickets are available at the International Tourist Bureau (Ph: 011-3346804), located at New Delhi station. The main ticket office is at the IRCA building on Chelmsford Road, Pahar Ganj, between New Delhi station and Connaught Place.
Shatabdi Express air-conditioned fast tourist train operates to Bhopal (via Agra, Gwalior, Jhansi), Lucknow (via Kanpur) and Chandigarh, provides access to some of the neighboring tourist centres.
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Bus : Buses from all the major places in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are available for getting to Delhi. During the summer months, air-conditioned coaches are recommended. Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) operates special services from railway stations to different parts of the city.
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