1. Alphonsos Hapoos – Ratnagiri, Maharashtra
Ratnagiri and its costal regions are very popular not only India
Ratnagiri, 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 roadways as well as train network. Available during mid-July, Alphonso is internationally loved for its golden yellow appearance and delightful taste, also its aroma. Named after Alfonzo de Albuquerque, this voluptuous king of mango is a summery obsession for mango lovers.
2. Kesar Mangoes – Gir Junagadh, Gujarat
Girnar hills of Junagadh are very famous as a land of lions and then the juicy Kesar mangoes of talala. This variety of mango is popularly known as the “queen of mangoes” in INDIA. Junagadh is farm from around 320 km from Ahmedabad. Kesar mangoes owe their name for their saffron (kesari) appearance and great taste. Available from May to July, they are highly preferred variety for exotic Gujrati and other dishes.
3. Dashehari Mangoes – Lucknow and Malihabad, Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow the land of Nawabs is equally famous for its royal and Nawabi Dashehari mangoes. North Indian Lucknow along and all its adjoining towns is a very popular belt for its mango. The major grower of these mangoes is Mahilabad which is located around 30km from Lucknow. These mangoes are mainly available from mid-May to late August, they are known for their green peels and very delicious taste.
4. Himsagar mangoes – Murshidabad, West Bengal
One of the very know and popular Nawabi cities in West Bengal, the city of Murshidabad is famous for a variety of tasty and juicy mangoes. 230 km from Kolkata, this city has a good access by roadways and railways. Out of the popular mango varieties Nawab pasand and Begum pasand, Kishan Bhog are most preferred mango hotspot of Bengal. Period the Himsagar mangoes are found is between May to Early June.
5. Chausa Mangoes – Uttar Pradesh
This is a type of mango found in Uttar pradesh normally in the parts of Harodi. We can say mangoes are beneficial for health but comparatively Chaunsa is very popular for nutritional value and juicy pulp for year around usage at home recipes. Chaunsa comes mostly in June and available upto the month of august.
It has 3 variants within itself namely:
- Honey Chaunsa
- Sweet Chaunsa
- White Chaunsa
6. Badami Mangoes – Karnataka
Badami mangoes very famous mango category in Karnataka. It is called Hapus of Karnataka. It is very tasty and delicious. Badami mangoes are very sweetest. It has very much sugary in taste and similar to hapus mangoes. The season for these is usually May to July.
7. Safeda Mangoes – Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh is one of the popular belt for mangoes too. Banganpali or Safeda which is also a very widest variety of mango has its origins in Andhra. Generally available from March to July due to suitable climatic conditions, this state is also a premier supplier of high-quality mangoes around other Indian metro cities majorly.
8. Bombay Green mangoes – Punjab
Never imagined but yes Punjab is another region for wide variety of mango-lovers, which itself is famous for its Bombay Green mangoes. The Bombay Green Mangoes are little smaller in sizes compared to the other varieties like kesar & alphonso. Mainly available from May to July as per the summer season.
9. Langra mangoes – Varanasi
You can call this one as one more topper in the list of popular mangoes. Langra is quite famous because of its availability and best prices that they are offered at. They have exotic aromas and are available in major metro markets mainly Varanasi. Cultivated by farmers from around the area they are shipped pretty well to other places in the state. If you see the skin tone of langra mangoes is yellowish and very pale gives it a very fresh look and identity.
10. Totapuri Mangoes – Bangalore
These are one hell of a mango with a little thick threads but very nice taste. The mangoes are sweet and even used for pickles when they are raw. The shape is oval and widely eaten within the state. The pulp is little different compared to other varieties as it’s not very juicy but has a thick texture and great taste. Available between the season, May to July.
11. Bagnapalli – Andhra Pradesh
This one is none other than the royal Bangnapalli mangoes from the land of Andhra Pradesh widely sold all over India at distant place. You may have seen in the advertisements too for the Juices and pulp that are made out of this variety of mango because of its taste and juiciness.
Very pale skin on the top and juicy inside. The size is quite big compared to the other varieties of mangoes. It also got its GI tag recently. Again a very rich in taste and a pleasant experience eating this one.
12. Mulgoba – Tamil Nadu
This is called Hapoos of South. Available between the summer seasons of south India and grown mostly in Tamil Nadu.
These all varieties are huge part of Indian food widely used in Indian receipts, Juices, Pickles, Daily Meals, Chutneys, Ice Creams etc.
Hope this helps to spread the love for Manoges everywhere around India and our farmers get good market Internationally.