The festival is organized jointly by the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC), Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, the National Horticultural Board and the New Delhi Municipal Council every year. The festival which displays more than 500 different varieties of mangoes was organized in 1987 for the first time.
It’s interesting to know that more than 1365 species of mangoes grow around the world. It’s even more astonishing that India itself produces over 1000 species of mangoes. Out of these more than 500 different species of mangoes are put on display during the festival. Alphonso, Mallika, Amrapali, Himsagar, Malda, Balia, Chorasya, Dhaman, Dhoon, Fazia, Gelchia, Nigarin Kheria, Ruchika and Shamasi are the names of few species of mangoes.
The festival showcases various species of mangoes of Bengal, Bihar, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Starting from traditional to the hybrid, all kinds of mangoes are there to fascinate the visitors.
The festival looks even more impressive when cultural events and activities are staged by the skilful Indian artists. Awareness campaigns on this juicy fruits are organized as well. Quizzes and competitions help visitors to know more about the fruits. The mango eating completion, organized during the festival, is an event which all the local people wait keenly for.
The people of the modern world are concerned about creating a green planet. A healthy and beautiful planet can only be formed with earnest efforts of human beings. The festival promotes and encourages this concept of green planet. Interested visitors can buy mango trees which are suitable for their own small gardens. Children can learn how to grow healthy mango trees.