It will be a journey down the memory lane for Delhi Tourism as the corporation celebrates 25 years of hosting the International Mango Festival at Dilli Haat, Pitampura this year from 28th – 30th June.The festival was organised for the first time in 1988 in association with Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India, in the Mango Orchards of Saharanpur wherein a large variety of mangoes were showcased for the public viewing. In an organized tour arranged by Delhi Tourism, about 100 foreign and domestic tourists were taken to Saharanpur to participate in the festival. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Encouraged with the response, Delhi Tourism hosted its first ever Mango Festival in 1991 at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, in association with Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India & APEDA. Over the years the scale of the festival has widened and the festival has gained tremendous popularity. More than 500 varieties of mangoes on display, fun filled activities such as mango eating competition for men & women, slogan writing competition, quiz competition for children, sale of fresh mangoes and mango based products, live demonstration of Mango drinks such as ‘Aam Panna’, Mango Squash etc. makes this event a package full of fun and entertainment for adults and children alike. Mango Festival is an eagerly awaited annual event, wherein, the king of fruits, mango is celebrated in different forms and ways. Mango as a fruit is loved and enjoyed by one and all and Delhi Tourism makes sure it organises this festival every year.