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Mangoes, Wikimedia
  • India has nearly 287 varieties of mangoes, we are familiar with nearly 30 varieties
  • Southern India offers delicious varieties like Neelam, Raspuri, Banganapalli, Totapuri and many more
  • Northern India has Chaunsas, Himsagar, Langra and Dasheri among others

June 12, 2017: Mango is the national fruit of India and it is called the “King of Fruits”. Indian summer is not just about the scorching sun season, it is the mango season too. India is the largest producer of mangoes and Indian mangoes are widely renowned for their taste, quality and flavor. Here’s a list of the top 12 most famous must-taste varieties of Indian Mangoes:

Langra, northern India: One of the most superior varieties of Mango from the Northern Indian sub-continent, Langra is a prominent and very popular variety of mango . Langra mangoes are originate from near Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.



Langra, popular variety of mango from northern India. Wikimedia

Neelam, southern India: Usually found in abundance in June, these mangoes are grown in many areas of India. Neelam mangoes remain a favorite in Hyderabad. It is a very famous Indian variety mostly from the Southern parts of India.


Neelam, a popular variety of mangoes. Wikimedia

Himsagar, West Bengal and Orissa: Himsagar Mangoes are considered to be on of the specialties of West Bengal and Orissa. This variety is one of the top five mangoes in India that one should and must taste along with Ratnagiri Hapus, Banarasi Langra,Gir Kesar Banganapalli and more mentioned in this list.


Himsagar is mostly cultivated in Bengal and Orissa. Wikimedia

Banganapalli, Andhra Pradesh: Banganapalli, popularly known as Began Phali, is one of the most common types of mango that originated in the town of Banganapalle in Andhra Pradesh. These mangoes are large in size and weigh on an average 350-400 grams. These variety is regarded as The King of Mangoes in South India.


Banganapalli mango. Wikimedia

Alphonso, Maharashtra: In terms of sweetness, flavor and richness, the Alphonso Mango is one of the best Varieties of Mango found in India. Also, these are the most expensive kind of mango available in India. This mangoes are mostly cultivated in western India. Ratnagiri, Raigad, and Konkan in the Maharashtra produce the best kind and most number of Alphonso mangoes.


Alphonso mangoes are popular for their sweetness and flavor. Wikimedia

Chaunsa, North India: Chaunsa is famous for being one the sweetest mangoes grown in North India. Mirpur Khas Sindh in Punjab of Pakistan is known as the place that produces th best kind of Chaunsa. These mangoes usually have medium oblong has a golden yellow color with a red blush.


Chaunsa mangoes. Wikimedia

Kesar, Saurashtra, Gujarat: Kesar Mangoes popular for their sweet taste are also simply called Gir Kesar because the largest number of Kesar mangoes are grown in the districts of Junagadh and Amreli in the foothills of Girnar.


Kesar mangoes are a specialty of Gujarat. Wikimedia

Totapuri, South India:Totapuri Mango is a famous kind of mango found primarily in the south Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Totapuri is one of the most available kinds of mango.


Totapuri mangoes. Wikimedia

Mulgoba, Tamil Nadu: Mulgoba is one of the best kinds of mango. It is mostly grown in the state of Tamil Nadu and other parts of South India. Mulgoba is also called the “Alphonso of South India”.


Mulgoba mangoes. Wikimedia

Dasheri, Malihabad, Uttar Pradesh: Dasheri is a delicious variety of mango which is basically cultivated in North parts of India. It is one of the most famous varieties of mango in north India. the largest producer of Dasheri in India is Malihabad in Uttar Pradesh of North India, along with other varieties of mangoes such as Chausa, Fazli, Lucknowa, Jauhari and Safeda.


Dasheri mangoes. Wikimedia

Badami, Karnataka: Badami mangoes grown mostly in Karnataka in Southern India. These are also called Alphonso of Karnataka state because the texture and taste are quite similar to Alphonso Mango from the region of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.


Badami is a famous variety of mangoes from Karnataka. Wikimedia

Raspuri, Karnataka: Raspuri mangoes are oval shaped with excellent flavour and juicy texture.This is why these are widely considered as the Queen of Mangoes in India. These are also known known as Karnataka.


Raspuri mangoes. Wikimedia

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Other notable mentions:

In India, there are around 283 types of mangoes, out of which only 30 are well-known, more or less. Here is the list of few more types of mangoes cultivated in India:

Imam Pasand: It is one of the lesser known types of mango. It is cultivated in south India, mostly in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu.

Amrapali: The Amrapali is a hybrid variety, created by crossing the Neelam and Dasheri varieties.

Gulaab Khaas: As suggest by its name, a Gulaab Khaas mango is reddish in appearance, and is known for its rosy flavour and aroma.

Pairi: Pairi is one of the varieties of mangoes that usually hits the market early in the season.

Alampur Baneshan: This Indian type of mangoes are usually medium in size and green or yellow in colour.

Malda: This kind of mangoes are grown mostly in West Bengal and Bihar and these are known for the delicious taste and flavour with thin skin.

So, now it’s up to you to decide which one you intend to taste first.

– by Durba Mandal of NewsGram. Twitter: @dubumerang


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