Mango festival starts in Haryana

July 4th, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) Lovers of the king of fruits thronged a Haryana town as the 18th edition of the mango festival started Saturday.
Around 2,835 entries of mangoes from all across northern India were displayed in the Mango Mela but the highlight of the event is the display of 285 rare varieties of the fruit.

There are also 191 entries of mango products like mango chutney, aam ka pana, aam papad and mango squash.

The two-day festival, jointly organised by the state’s horticulture and tourism departments, is held at Yadvindra Gardens, a prominent tourist destination in Pinjore town in Haryana, around 30 km from here.

Varieties of mangoes like Dusheri, Langda, Chausa, Amrapali, Mallika, Alphanso, Ratnagiri and Vanraj are on display during the festival.

Various delicacies were also offered to the visitors in the food court at the stalls put up by hotel management institutions.

Rebecca, a tourist from Hong Kong, said: “It is a wonderful experience of being here in the Mango Mela, especially in the food court.”

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