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The Great Mango Festival Returns – A Sweet Celebration of Summer

Hanu Reddy Raghava Farms, a beacon of innovation and a celebration of the abundance of India, recently made headlines by hosting the supremely successful India’s Culinary Odyssey, at the iconic 156 ft Hanu’s Table, where ten of the country’s top chefs came together to create a gastronomic spectacle like no other. Now, this same 200-acre farm is set to come alive once again with the arrival of The Great Mango Festival.

This unique event marks a significant milestone in India’s farm tourism, as it showcases the farm’s abundant treasures and celebrates the richness of its bountiful ingredients. The Great Mango Festival isn’t just an ordinary gathering; it’s an immersive nature experience that promises to captivate the senses and ignite the spirit of adventure in visitors of all ages.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Hanu Reddy Raghava Farms, this festival stands out as the first of its kind in India – a 100% sustainable event that is both engaging and educational for every member of the family. From farm-themed activities and traditional Indian games to workshops on sustainable practices, The Great Mango Festival offers a holistic experience that is as enriching as it is entertaining.

There is simply no other event in the country that offers such a comprehensive immersion into nature’s bounty while promoting environmental consciousness and cultural heritage. As visitors explore the lush mango orchards and participate in a myriad of activities, they will gain a deeper appreciation for the interconnectedness of food, culture, and the environment.

Prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey as The Great Mango Festival, presented by Hanu Reddy Mango Tourism, on the first four Sundays of June (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd). Nestled in the heart of mango country, this festival stands as a testament to India’s rich agricultural heritage and the undisputed reign of the mango, fondly hailed as the King of Fruits.

This immersive event isn’t just a celebration; it’s a living testament to the love affair between India and its beloved soil. The festival’s cornerstone is its unique array of experiences, carefully curated to showcase nature in all its glory while paying homage to traditional practices and cultural heritage.

Beginning at the crack of dawn, we welcome you into the Mango Madness zone and treat your taste buds on Hanu’s Table, a 156 ft architectural marvel, to a mango-themed breakfast, featuring an assortment of delectable mango-infused dishes crafted with love and expertise. Experience the thrill of the Mango Eating Showdown, a riveting competition where participants showcase their prowess in devouring this succulent fruit. Dive into the Mango Picking activity, where visitors can pluck ripe mangoes straight from the trees, savouring the sweet taste of victory with each juicy bite.

Delve into the rich tapestry of Indian culture with our Cultural Exploration sessions, where traditional games, storytelling sessions, and workshops on sustainable practices transport you to a bygone era of simplicity and charm. Enjoy the art of Parai Attam, an ancient form of drumming that echoes the rhythms of rural India, or immerse yourself in the captivating world of Indian folklore through vibrant puppet shows and theatrical performances.

Take a journey back in time with Farmyard Fun activities that offer a glimpse into the agricultural traditions that have sustained communities for generations. Experience the thrill of ploughing the land and planting rice saplings, guided by seasoned farmers who share their wisdom and expertise. Hop aboard a traditional bullock cart for a leisurely ride through lush mango orchards, marveling at the beauty of nature’s bounty.

For the adventurous souls, Active Play zones offer an adrenaline-pumping experience with obstacle courses, slacklining, and traditional martial arts demonstrations. Channel your inner warrior with Silambam, an ancient Indian martial art, or test your balance and agility on the Vazhuku Maram, a traditional slippery pole used by Tamil Nadu’s rural communities to showcase their talent in climbing as high as possible.

No festival is complete without an ode to traditional craftsmanship, and we proudly showcases the artistic prowess of local artisans through Native Crafts workshops. Discover the ancient art of pottery and leaf craft, experience the art of block printing, or try your hand at creating intricate Kolam designs that adorn the thresholds of homes during festive occasions.

As the sun sets on each day of the festival, visitors are left with memories to cherish and stories to share, testament to the enduring legacy of India’s beloved mangoes. This unique celebration isn’t just about indulging in the sweetness of the fruit; it’s about honoring the cultural significance and agricultural heritage that have shaped India’s identity for centuries.

“This festival is not just about celebrating mangoes; it’s about celebrating the essence of our land and the traditions that have sustained us for generations,” says Hanu Reddy, visionary founder of Hanu Reddy Raghava Farms. “At Hanu Reddy Raghava Farms, we believe in showcasing the beauty and bounty of nature in a way that is both sustainable and soulful. The Great Mango Festival is a testament to our commitment to preserving our agricultural heritage and fostering a deeper connection with the land.

Always thinking ahead for India, Mr Hanu Reddy, continues to elaborate that “Through this one of a kind immersive experience, my vision is two fold. One is about bringing the world to India to celebrate its mangoes, much like how people journey to Japan for the cherry blossom festival. Two is to give back to the farmer community by empowering them to sell experiences. While produce may hold a certain value, I believe that selling an experience can amplify its worth exponentially, by at least a hundredfold. This approach not only benefits our farmers but also contributes significantly to the country’s GDP.” 

Experience the magic of The Great Mango Festival, where every moment is a celebration of India’s vibrant culture and the timeless allure of the mango.

Book your tickets now and join us for a day of fruity fun and festivities!

Dates: First Four Sundays of June (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd).
Venue: Hanu Reddy Raghava Farms
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