The Mango Festival 2013@ Dilli Haat, Pitampura New Delhi

Dilli Haat, Pitampura
Rajasthani Thali ( Gatte ki sabzi, Chana and Moong Daal, Pakora Karhi, Baati Churma, Missi Roti, Rice and Papad

The Mango Festival 2013 is over but the existence of mangoes is still very much alive and ripened. Mangoes must be amongst the top desserts these days after the dinner. You can find mangoes everywhere, starting from the markets to streets or in fact inside everyone's home. I do like mangoes and therefore got excited to know about the Mango Festival 2013, though it  was the 25th Mango Festival but for me its the first one. I was very excited and wanted to experience it and manage to attend it on the last day of this Festival. It was held in Dilli Haat, Pitampura Delhi.

Mango Festival
Ladies Welcoming

Before experiencing it, i read in a newspaper that one can  find around 1100 varieties of Mangoes in this festival and i was amazed to learn that fact, it was beyond my expectation. And I think such news actually did set my expectations to a next level. After waiting for almost 30 minutes to get a place to park the car, we reached at the main entrance of Dilli Haat. It was a pleasant experience watching some artists playing around with the folk music and and giving you a feel if you are here to attend some wedding in a village. I got more excited and was busy taking pictures of everything around me.

Mango Festival
Folk Dance

Mango Festival
Mango Stalls
Mango Festival
Buyer's taking feel of the sweetness
Dinda Aam
Dusseri Aam

Tota Aam
Haati Jhullah Aam, mangoes
Haati Jhullah Aam

Now coming back on the main attraction of this Festival. It was a full house, not an easy task to enter to any stall and look for your favorite variety of mangoes. Being a Delhi-lite, I was curious to see Alfonso and unfortunately didn't find it anywhere over there. I was shocked to know that it was not available or may be sold out on the last day of the Mango Festival. Moving forward in search of other varieties I started looking around and taking pictures of the Mangoes, I came across to some never heard names dinda (Rs 250 Per KG), haathi jhullah (Rs 250 per KG) and tota aam (mango). After spending 15 minutes and I was in impression that this festival has nothing new to offer. It was not impressive at all. People were buying mangoes which can be easily available at any other local market.

Dilli Haat Pitampura
Vadas and Dosas
Dilli Haat, Pitampura
Vegetable Chowmein

Other than Mangoes, there are other options to eat. There were plenty of eateries point where you can sit and enjoy food, they offers some typical Chinese dishes, Paav bhaji, South Indian fast food, Rajasthani Thali and almost every other fast food dish. Food is ordinary, just like you have something around your home or roadside eating points. Still nothing much to try, I opted to have Rajasthani Thali (150/-) and Veg Chowmein for and find it very simple of taste. Though, Gatte ki Sabzi and Churma has something extra in terms of taste and flavor. I was hoping to find the same food options like we have in Dilli Haat, INA Market but to my fortune there was nothing like that. I would not consider it as a never forgetting, rather would take it as a bit disappointing experience. Certainly not a place and food which changed my mood. Dilli Haat, Pitampura is near Shalimar Bagh, West part of Delhi. I would commit that it is certainly not for foodies like the one in South Dilli Haat.

Dilli Haat, Pitampura
Rajasthani Thali ( Gatte ki sabzi, Chana and Moong Daal, Pakora Karhi, Baati Churma, Missi Roti, Rice and Papad

Mango Festival, Dilli Haat
Food: Average
Ambiance:  Open Air  :)
Rating: 1.5/5
Next Visit: Sorry
Recommend this place: No
Tips: Instead of this, please try Dilli Haat near INA Market/AIIMS, Delhi.
Disclaimer: These pictures are taken with our Canon D600/Rebel T3i Camera and we are the owner. Please do not copy the pictures without our consent. Thanks.

2 comments: Leave Your Comments

  1. Lovely Mangoes..Indeed they are the Kings of Fruit and my Favorite Fruit

  2. I am a big fan of Dilli Haat but never been to Pitampura edition. It is indeed a pleasure to see so many mangoes my fave fruit. Very colorful post.

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