Summer is incomplete without eating the delicious, mouth drooling yellow mangoes. Our country is exclusively famous for its exotic mango hotspots, promising delightful flavours and aroma. Mango-lovers are always eager to explore and enjoy exquisite varieties of the king of fruit.
Ratnagiri, Maharashtra- Alphonso Mangoes
Ratnagiri an exclusive hotspot for Alphonso mangoes along with its neighbouring regions is one of the finest and exclusive hotspot for mango-lovers, widely famous for its Alphonso mangoes. Ratnagiri is approximately 330km from Mumbai and is easily accessible by road as well as rail network. Available during mid-July, Alphonso is internationally loved for its sunshine yellow appearance and delightful taste. Named after Afonso de Albuquerque, this voluptuous king of mango is a summary obsession for mango lovers.
Junagadh, Gujarat- Kesar Mangoes
Kesar mangoes also known as ‘queen of mangoes’ and Girnar hills of Junagadh are famous for this variety of mangoes. Junagadh is around 320 km from Ahmedabad, accessible by road and rail network. From their saffron appearance and amazing taste, Kesar mangoes owe their name. Available from May to July, they are highly preferred variety for exotic dishes.
Lucknow and Malihabad, Uttar Pradesh-Dasheri Mangoes
Widely known as mango belt of North India – Lucknow along with its adjoining towns. The land of Nawabs is equally famous for its royal mangoes. Dasheri mangoes are known for their green peels and equally delicious taste. The capital of UP, this city is easily well connected by all modes of transport. Malihabad is around 30km from Lucknow. This variety of mango is available from mid-May to late August.
Murshidabad, West Bengal- Himsagar and Kishan Bhog mangoes
The city of Murshidabad is popular for its wide variety of mouth drooling mangoes, one of the Nawabi cities of Bengal. Around 230 km from Kolkata, this city is easily accessible by roadways as well as railways. Well known for varieties like Kishan Bhog, Nawabpasand and Begumpasand, Murshidabad is another most preferred mango hotspot of Bengal. Himsagar mangoes are found from May to Early June.
Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh – Chaunsa Mangoes
Hardoi is popular for Chaunsa variety of mangoes. Around 112 km from Lucknow and accessible by road network. Available in the months of July and August, these mangoes fall under the “juicy” category and are exclusively known for their yellowish colour and aroma.
North Karnataka- Badami Mangoes
Badami variety of mangoes are popular in northern part of Karnataka. Their delicious taste can be estimated from the fact that Badami is also called the Karnataka-Alphonso in the neighbouring areas. They are usually available from May to July.
Andhra Pradesh- Safeda Mangoes
One of the exquisite mango belts of south India is Andhra Pradesh. Banganpali or Safeda variety of mango traces its origins in this state. This variety of mangoes is generally available from March to July due to suitable climatic conditions. The state is also a premier supplier of high-quality mangoes to the neighbouring states.
Punjab- Bombay Green mangoes
Yet another hotspot for mango-lovers is Sadda Punjab, popularly known for its Bombay Green mangoes. These medium-sized green mangoes, available from May to July, never fail to attract their lovers from distant places.
Varanasi- Langra mangoes
Langra variety of mangoes are popular here. Varanasi is another hotspot for mango-lovers. The city is well connected by all modes of transport. There is a tale of a farmer who cultivated this variety of mangoes. Banarasi Langra mangoes, available in June-July are known for their lemon-yellow skin tone and equally delicious taste.
Bangalore- Totapuri Mangoes
Totapuri mangoes, also known as Bangalora or Sandersha mangoes – the electronic city of India is exclusively famous for this variety. This is one of the major varieties of mangoes in our country with a typical taste and aroma. Bangalore, the bustling capital of Karnataka is well connected by roadways, railways and airways. The city’s medium-sized greenish yellow mangoes are a mango lover’s delight! Available from May to July.