Most mango lovers would have heard of Maldah. Maldah is a a district in West Bengal that is well known for mango orchards. A host of eclectic varieties of mangoes with dreamy names such as Amrapali, Mallika, Mohanbhog are grown here. Each variety can be distinguished in terms of look, smell, taste and texture. However these super tasty mangoes were elusive to people up north.
Till Mango Mela happened. The Government of West Bengal has been organising an annual fair in Delhi that displays a host of varieties of mangoes from Maldah as well other places in Bengal. The venue Handloon Haat on Janpath is very close to Connaught Place and Janpath Metro Station making the fair easily accessible for all. We bought bags of awesome mangoes at most affordable prices here. All the varieties are available for tasting before purchase. The fair carries mango products such as pickles, squash etc. as well.
In addition to mangoes, the fair has stalls carrying handloom products, clothes, accessories and crafts from various suppliers in Bengal. Given that Id – Durga Puja – Diwali festivals are in the offing, we found buyers looking at this section as well.
A fair from Bengal can never be complete without sweets. Therefore, there is Sweet Treat counter for you selling eclectic Bengali mishtis. It is part of a mini food court that has counters by Kolkata Biriyani and Cha Bar offering the quintessential tea, an elixir to Bengalis.
The event is on from 16th – 25th June, 2017 ( We have heard that this might extend by two days) and entry is free. Lets say it Bengali style “Aam”i tomake bhalobashi and visit the Mango Mela – a simple fun do.