There are hundreds of mango varieties exist in India and out of which only 30 are well known, Here is the list of the 12 best varieties of mangoes available in India and most extensively cultivated in their respective regions.
Summer season brings the opportunity to taste delicious mouth watering mangoes in India, from the foothills of Himalaya to rainforest of Karnataka, here is the list of exotic mango hotspots that produce exquisite varieties of Mangeos from Indian states.
The most expensive varieties of mango grown mainly in Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Raigad region of Maharashtra. The saffron colored or bright golden-yellow extraordinary Alphonso mango from Ratnagiri has received the Geographical Indication tag.
Kesar mango also known as Gir Kesar mango are bright orange colored mango grown in the foothills of Girnar group of mountains in the Junagadh District of Gujarat.
Gir Kesar mango are grown around the Gir sanctuary and one of the most expensive variety of Mangoes in India. also received the geographical indication status in 2011.
Benishan Mango also known as Banganapalle cultivated in and around Banaganapalle of Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh and registered as one of the geographical indication. Banganapalle is located 70 km south of the Kurnool and the mango variety generally known as The King of Mangoes in South India.
Dasheri mango from the Lucknow district of Uttar Pradesh is the sweet and fragrant variety of mango grown in North India. Malihabad town is the largest producer of the Dasheri mango in India and the mango belt of North India also produce other varieties of mangoes such as Chausa, Fazli, Lucknowa, Jauhari and Safeda.
Badami mangoes are known as Alphonso of Karnataka state and one of the most popular varieties of mangoes in India for mango milkshake.
Langra Mango or Banarasi Langra are primarily grown in Banaras and very suitable for slicing and canning. Banarasi Langra variant of mangoes are green or lemon yellow in colour and comes at end of the season.
Chausa or Chaunsa Mango is very popular in North India and central India but mainly produced from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and the season starts from June and stays on until August.
Totapuri Mangoes are the large size greenish yellow fruits that is widely grown in south India partially in Karnataka. It’s known by other names such as Bangalora, Kili Mooku and was imported to Florida as Sandersha.
Fazli Mango and Malda Mangoes are primarily grown in West Bengal and Bihar states of India. Malda Mangoes are commonly used in jams and pickles, The special variety of mango, Fazli produced in this region and commercial grown the Malda district to exported across the world.
Himsagar Mangoes are extremely popular in West Bengal province in India and available in market from May to the end of June. Murshidabad of West Bengal is famous for exotic Himsagar mango and litchi.
Mulgoba mango grown in Tamil Nadu and other near by parts of South India and considered to be one of the best mangoes in South India. Salem, Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu are the best place to taste very juicy Mulgoba Mangoes.
Raspuri Mangoes are extremely popular variety of mango in Karnataka and known as sweet mango. The oval shape mango is reddish yellow in colour and has a warm sweet taste, especially grown around Tumkur, Ramanagara and Kolar.
There are other famous variety of mangoes available in India as a result of the hybridization of the Neelum and Dasheri called Mallika and Amrapali, Bombay, Alampur Baneshan, Imam Pasand, Pairi and Neelam Mangoes.