Travel Trail of King of Fruits-Mango & its Varieties!
Summer is here and so is the rising temperature that is increasing day by day. In scorching heat, everyone prefers to sit indoors in the cool and comfortable surroundings and eagerly look forward to the season to end. You may say that the summer is the worst season of all but you cannot deny the fact that it is the time when you get to taste ‘the King of Fruits, Mangoes’! In fact, indulging in the delicious taste of this fruit is the best way to beat the heat during summers. You have many options to choose from as well as various ways to consume them, whether it is making juices, pickles, curries or shakes. In this article, we will take you through a travel trail of varieties of Mango and the places where they originate from in India.
Alphonso from Devgad
Devgad is a popular coastal village in Sindhudurg district of the state of Maharashtra and located on the Arabian Sea in the coastal Konkan region. This village is renowned for its beach, harbor and a lighthouse constructed in the year 1915 at the Deogad fort. Being a coastal place, the staple diet of people is rice and fish. However, Devgad is majorly known for its unadulterated Alphonso mango cultivation. Alphonso is one of the most expensive as well as finest varieties of mangoes. The mangoes are grown mainly in the western part of India including Sindhudurg, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts. Alphonsoes are often referred to as ‘Hapus’ in Maharashtra and Gujarat states. Also, they are used to make sweets, smoothies, candies and mango drinks. The mango can also be consumed directly after ripe and a favorite fruit in India during summers.
Kesar, from Junagadh
There are very few towns in the state of Gujarat, which offer the diversity similar to that Junagadh offers to its visitors. Much of the attraction of this town has been ruined through the time, but there is several well-maintained by the government and is open for public as well as tourists to see. The best thing to know is that Junagadh is the place where ‘the Queen of Mangoes, Kesar’, is cultivated and distributed throughout the country.
Langra, from Varanasi
Varanasi, also known as Banaras is laced on the banks of River Ganga in the state of Uttar Pradesh and is believed to be one of the oldest cities in the world. It is often called as the ‘Religious Capital of India’ and has been the cultural centre of the country since many years. Varanasi is amongst the most significant pilgrimage destinations in India and visited by devotees all around the year. The delicious variety of mango- ‘Langra’ or ‘Malda’ is cultivated at this town.
Chaunsa, from Kurukshetra
Kurukshetra literally means ‘the field of righteousness’ is not only responsible for mythological history and Bhagvad Gita, but also as a major place of cultivation of another famous variety of mango- ‘Chaunsa’. It is the place where the historic battle of Mahabharata took place between the Kauravas and the Pandavas. Kurukshetra is a sacred place for Hindus and is flocked by many pilgrims and tourists all round the year.
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