Ever wanted to know what it takes to bring the delicious mango to your table? The 6th edition of the Uttar Pradesh Mango Festival is here and offering you all the know-how on the ‘king of fruits’—the mango.
When: June 17, 23, 24
Where: Indira Gandhi Pratishthan, Lucknow
What’s in it: Spread over two weekends, there are orchard visits, cultural events, Mango Mela and Dastarkhwan-e-aam (Food Festival), farmers’ market and seminar at Lucknow in Indira Gandhi Pratishthan. Get ready for treasure hunts, quizzes, writing competitions, even a mango eating competition! Dig into Mango Pakori, Biryani with Aam ki Chatni, Aam ka Panna, Salsa rolls with a Mango twist and more. Dance to the tune of mangoes with folk artistes.
Know your variety: Lucknow mangoes such as Gola, Khushboo Gola, Surkha, Lalbebaha (Wajid Ali Shah’s favourite), Ali Gauhar, Sindhuria, Tarifi, Tamancha and more.
Behind the scenes
The festival is supported by the government of Uttar Pradesh, and is on the calendar of UP Tourism.
The people who made it possible are Jyotsna Kaur Habibullah, Madhvendra Deo Singh and Adhiraj Sinha. To know more: http://upmangofestival.org/index.html
Rennaisance Lucknow Hotel has special offers for those wishing to book a stay during this time.