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International Mango Festival in Delhi 2016: Celebration the King of Fruits

The International Mango Festival in Delhi celebrates the delicious tropical fruit, Mango. It is a brilliant opportunity to taste 1100+ varieties of mango at one place. The succulent flavors of India’s favorite fruit has its very own festival which is celebrated in vigor.

Delhi International Mango Festival (DIMF) is the best way to honor the long-standing love and the fondness for this spectacular fruit of tropical countries. You do not need any special reason, as the tantalizing juices of the King of Fruits is enough to tempt you to attend. The Mango Festival is one of the most attended festivals in India. Every lover of Mango has a pretty good reason to be here. Enjoy the festivities for your favorite fruit, the festival is celebrated every year in Delhi.

International Mango Festival in Delhi

Roots of the International Mango Festival in Delhi

The International Mango Festival was first started in 1987. The Delhi Tourism and Govt. of NCT of Delhi in association with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), the National Horticultural Board (NHB) and the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) organized an event to put spotlight on India’s favorite fruit in the capital city, Delhi.

In 2016, the horticulture department of the West Bengal government and the food processing industries of the state have also contributed to the event. The Mango festival will promote trading of the fruit from all across the world. 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. There will be exhibits around 1100 varieties of mangoes from different Indian states.

When is the International Mango Festival?

Every year the date of the International Mango Festival changes. It is generally celebrated in the summer months of June or July. In 2016, the celebration of the tropical fruits is on 9th and 10th July.

Where is the International Mango Festival?

  • Dilli Haat, Netaji Subhash Palace, Lala Jagat Narayan Marg, Pitampura
  • Dilli Haat, Lal Sai Mandir Marg, Opposite Hari Nagar Bus Depot, Janakpuri
  • Dilli Haat, West Kidwai Nagar, New Delhi are the designated places to celebrate the tropical fruit.  

Celebration the King of Fruits 2016

International Mango Festival Highlights

The Mango Festival is the celebration of the tropical fruit. At the festival, visitors can enjoy the sight, aroma and taste of more than 1100 varieties. The most popular names including Alphonso, Totapari, Mallika, Rataul, Himsagar, Amrapali, Mumbai Green, Kesar, Fazli and Banganpalli etc.

Some interesting varieties are Neeleshwari, Sikri, Royal SP, Suwarn, Himsagar, Raddy Pasand, Banganpally, Kensington, Dushehari, Langda, Chausa, Malda, Neelam, Papitiyo, Langra, Kesar, Sensation, Nazuk Badab, Fazli, Tommy Atkins and Amrapali.

From the Kaleemullah Khan’s nursery, varieties of mangoes like Aishwarya, Bombay Green, and Abdullah are brought here. One of the rare species of mangoes are Gula by Tariq Mustafa from Purkazi in Muzaffarnagar.

The festival also features some specialties of chefs’ recipes of mangoes. Reputed chefs share the recipes of different kinds of mango-based gastronomy. You can taste their delicacies and learn the secret of creating one finger-licking mango dish at home. From dessert, shakes, ice-cream to other delicacies, mango can easily be combined in your cuisine.

What to Do?

To make it like a full-fledged mango party for observers, different competitions are also held amid mango growers. Mango eating competitions, mango quiz, children’s shows and mango folk performances make the celebration an ornamented sight to behold.

Last but not least, the festival encourages vigorous trading of the fruit too. Products like mango pulp, Aam panna, juice, Aam papad, pickles, jelly, fresh mangoes, and chutneys are available on sale. Take home your favorites at amazing prices.

Visitors can also buy a small mango tree. Take home the plant and gift the upcoming generation a treasure of the fruit.
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Top 6 Bungee Jumping Spots in India

Does adventure activities excite you? Are you one of those whose idea of a vacation is partaking in thrilling adventurous activities? If yes, then Bungee jumping is surely a thing of your interest. Getting straddled in an elastic harness, jumping from a cliff and looking at the world from a different angle, surely raises the adrenaline rush.

To help you out, we have listed top 6 bungee jumping in India:

1. Goa

Places for Bungee Jumping In India
Goa is one of those destinations that offers a wonderful amalgam of adventure activities and pleasurable experiences. When in Goa, visit Anjuna Beach to enjoy the excitement of bungee jumping in Goa. The platform for jumping is attached to a crane and its height is relatively low.

If this is your first attempt at bungee jumping then this is a great chance for you. If you plan to jump for the second time on the same day, you might get a discount!

Site: Gravity Adventure Zone, Anjuna Beach, Goa
Height of Bungee Jumping: 25 m
Minimum Age: 14 years

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2. Lonavala

Lonavala - one of the best bungee jumping spots in India.
Though there are no place for bungee jumping in Pune or Mumbai, but placed halfway between these two destinations is Lonavala, the place that is one of best bungee jumping destinations in India. One of the largest adventure parks in India, Della Adventures offers the experience is this amazing activity.

Time taken would be 15 minutes to 30 minutes. Minimum weight must be 35 kg and maximum weight must be 200 kg. In the end, you also get a certificate from the management.

Site: Della Adventures, Kunegaon, in Lonavala.
Height of Bungee Jumping: 45 m
Minimum Age: 10 years

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3. Bangalore

Ozone Adventures in Bangalore is known for offering memorable non-fixed bungee jumping in India. Proper safety measures are taken by the management for the visitors. Treat your eyes to the amazing sights. It is going to be an amazing experience.

Site: Ozone Adventures, located on St. Mark’s Road, Bangalore.
Height of Bungee Jumping: 25 m platform suspended from a 40 m high crane
Minimum Age: 18 years

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4. Jagdalpur

Another amazing place to try your hand at bungee jumping in India is Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh. Along with bungee jumping, one can also enjoy other adventure activities in Jagdalpur. Bungee jumping in Jagdalpur is adventurous as well as refreshing.

Site: Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh
Height of Bungee Jumping: 30 m
Minimum Age: 14 years

5. Rishikes

 Rishikesh - the highest bungee jumping spot in India

Jumping Heights, in the Mohan Chatti village is popular for offering the highest bungee jumping in India. This place is the only place in India that offers bungee jumping in India from a fixed platform. Cantilever platform is made on rocky cliff. The experience here is not only thrilling but and expensive too.

Site: Jumping Heights, located in Mohan Chatti village, Rishikesh
Height of Bungee Jumping: 83 m
Minimum Age: 12 years

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6. New Delhi

Not many known this, but bungee jumping is slowly becoming one of the best things to do in Delhi and Wanderlust is the best choice. The equipment is attached to at a height of 130 feet. After you complete the activity, you also get an ‘I did it’ T-shirt, a cap and a certificate.  The staff here has got its training in Germany. People between 14 to 50 years can try their hand at this activity here.

Site: Wanderlust, around 42 km from the city
Height of Bungee Jumping:  130 feet
Minimum age: 14 years

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So, what are waiting for! Pack your backs and unpack the adventure enthusiast in you!

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