The Mango, the king of fruits, is one of the most loved fruits in India. The country is home to over 1,500 varieties of mangoes, each with a distinct taste, texture, and aroma. From the sweet Alphonso to the juicy Langda, India has a mango for everyone.
In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the best mangoes of India that are a must-try for any mango lover. Whether you’re a fan of the tangy or the sweet, there’s a mango on this list that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds.
So, let’s dive in and discover the best mangoes that India has to offer!
List of Best Mango Varieties in India
India boasts a wide variety of commercially grown mangoes, with hybrid varieties becoming increasingly popular due to their distinct taste. Among the notable hybrid commercial mango varieties in India are Amrapali, Mallika, and Ambika. Amrapali, a cross between Neelum and Dashehari.
Here we have a list of some Best mango varieties in India.
1. Alphonso/Hapus Mango
Alphonso or Hapus is one the Best variety of Indian mangoes. It is one of the most expensive mango Varieties in India. Alphonso is named after a Portuguese Military expert in the 15th Century, Who used the grafting technique for the development of Varieties of Mango trees. This fruit is mainly found in the state of Maharashtra. Ratnagiri, Sindhudurga, Devgarh, and Raigarh are the districts where Alphonso is primarily grown.
Alphonso is very Creamy, Sweet, and Pulpy in texture. When it is ripe, it becomes Golden yellow with Saffron Tinge at the Top. Its normal weight is around 200- 400gms and it is Mainly found from April to June.
One of the famous fruits of India, Alphonso is exported to Japan, Korea, Europe, the USA, and Australia.
2. Dasheri Mango
Dasheri is another famous variety of mangoes in India. Dasheri Mango was found in Kakori in the Lucknow district of UP in the 18th Century. This Place has a mother plant of Dasheri, which is around 200 Years Old. In Uttar Pradesh, “Malihabad” is the largest Producer of Dasheri in India. With the grafting technique, this fruit is planted all over India.
This Mango is fiberless and has a long oval shape. Dasheri is Aromatic and Sweet. It is also known as “Choone Wala Aam” in the local language. It has yellow-green Skin, when it ripens it becomes golden yellow. Dasheri mango is available from April to June.
This Indian Mango cultivar is Popular in Hongkong, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, and other South East countries.
Langara is also famous by the name of “Banarasi Langra”. It is primarily found in the Banaras or Varanasi Region. Langa mean Lame in Hindi. This aromatic Mango is named after a saint Who planted this Seed in this Home Ground. Instructed the Gardner to take care of It. When this seed has grown. The fruits’ taste was amazing and distinct. Saint was lame. Because of that, this mango Cultivar is named “Langra”.
This Mango is More aromatic and Sugary as compared to the other varieties of Indian mangoes. It becomes yellowish-brown in colour when it ripens. Sometimes it remains green while it is ripe. This fruit is cultivated at the end of July or August Month.
Langra the famous mango of India is exported to UK, UAE, and Singapore. Canada etc. Langra is produced in UP, BIHAR, Gujrat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa, etc. But the taste of Banarasi “Langra” is always people’s first choice.
4. Pairi/Payari Mango
Another Popular mango of Indians is Pairi. This is also known as “Raspuri” because of its Juicy Texture. It means “full of Juice”. Pairi has very Popular to make the special Indian Beverage “Aamras”.Aamras is a staple food of Gujarat. This oval shape sweet mango is generally found 4 to 5 inches long. It is one of those mango varieties which enter the market very early.
The fully ripened Pairi is reddish yellow. Very sweet. If it is not ripe properly, the taste would be sour. In terms of the amount of Juice, it can beat Alphonso also. Because of Its Juicy nature, this mango is used in Ice cream, yoghurt, juices, and jellies, etc.
Majorly cultivated in Karnataka, Konkan, and Maharastra Region. This mango is extremely popular in South India. It is largely grown in the old Mysore region. One of the Best Indian Mango Varieties to make many mango-flavoured dishes.
5. Badami Mango
Badami is famous mango from Karnataka. It is widely eaten in the North Karnataka region. The taste and Texture of Badami are similar to Alphonso’s. That’s why it is known as Alphonso of Karnataka. But from a Price Point of View Alphonso is always costlier than Badami. Badami Mango is sweet and succulent. The season of this Indian Mango is from April to June. The colour of Ripen Badami is golden Yellow with a red tinge at the top of the fruit. Badami is Popularly grown in Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Karnataka states.
The size of Badami is small compared to Alphonso’s. Also, it has lighter yellow colour inside and outside compared to the alphonso mango. The skin of Badami can be eaten because it is very thin.
During the cultivation of Badami, it requires full sunlight and the distance between two Plant Should be 8-10 meters. Badami is exported to the USA, Canada, UAE, UK, etc.
6. Chaunsa Mango
Chaunsa is another Popular Mango Cultivar in India. This fruit is Equally famous in Pakistan too. Both countries produce a huge amount of Chaunsa for the world. Chaunsa is Introduced in India by Sher Shah Suri in 1500. The name of Chaunsa comes after when he was celebrating victory over Humayun In “Chausa” ( A place in Bihar). This fruit is Majorly grown in North India and Pakistan “Multan” And Rahim Yar Khan.
Chaunsa is an aromatic and fibreless fruit. This Juicy fruit is greenish-yellow in colour. It is not only delicious and tasty but good in nutrients also. The best season for this juicy pulpy fruit is from June to August. This is also known as “Sumer Bahist”.
Export of this fruit is done in the Middle East, Europe, Canada & United States. Honey Chaunsa, Sweet Chaunsa, and white Chunsa are some varieties of this Indian Mango
7. Himsagar Mango
Himsagar is a famous mango from West Bengal. Malda and Murshidabad are Popular places in West Bengal for Mangos. Murshidabad produced more than 100 Varieties of Indian mangoes. HimSagar Is the most popular Mango cultivar compared to all of them in terms of Money generation and taste.
Himsager is a medium-sized mango weighing around 200- 250 gms, also known as Champagne of Mangoes. “Khirsapati” is another famous name of this Variety. This pulpy, orange-yellow colour mango is majorly found in Bengal only. Himsagar is a thin-skinned and fibre-less mango. Mostly available in June in the market. The matchless sweetness of this Mango makes it one of the best mangos in India.
Himsagar is mostly exported to France, Tanzania, Mauritius, UAE, etc.
8. Mallika Mango
Mallika is the queen of Mango. This Hybrid mango is developed by Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI) in 1972. Mallika is a Hybrid of two Popular Mango varieties “Dassehri “ (Male Parent) and” Neelam “ (female parent). This fruit is Bigger. It is 35-40 % Bigger than Kesar Mango. It grows well in all kinds of climates.
Mallika is High-Quality Mangro Cultivar. This Orange colour mango is fiberless. It is sweet and Citrus in taste. The average weight of this Indian mango is 300g. Mallika is a Rich source of vitamin A. The season for the Mallika mango is from May to June in India. Mallika is Majorly Produced in Odisha and Jharkhand State.
9. Kesar Mango
Kear is Famous Mango In India. It is also popularly known as “Gir Kesar”. This Mango Cultivar is from Gujarat State. It is Majorly Grown in the “Girnar “Area of the state. Kesar is Orange Color and Pulpy Indian Mango. It has huge Popularity in Gujrat.
Kesar is first grown in 1931 by Junagadh wazir sale Bhai in Vanthali. Kesar Mango got its name because of its colour. This Saffron colour Mango is the 2nd most expensive Mango in India. Highly Cultivated in the Junagadh and Amrelin District of Gujrat.
Kesar mango is exported to Canada, the UK, France, UAE, etc.
10. Mulgoa Mango
Mulgoa is also Spelled as Malgoa or Malgoba. Another famous Mango from South India. Karnataka & Tamil Nadu is a popular state for Mulgoa mango cultivation. This big round shape mango has a curvy bottom. Skin colour is green with a red tinge. The Mulgoa is Produced in Salem, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Palakkodu District of Tamil Nadu and Gujrat, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. Salem Malgoaba is a famous Mango variety in India.
This Fiber less yellow delicacy is exported to Florida, Malaysia, and the USA. Malgoba is also a very important Indian Mango variety in terms of commercial benefit. This thick Skin Mango is good for Transportation. The average weight of the Pulpy mango is around 300-500 G.
11. Tota Puri Mango
The Totapuri mango, also known as Ginimoothi. It has several other names, such as Bangalore, Collector, Kallamai, Kili Mooku, Gilli, Mukku, Ottu, and Sandersha. In karnataka , it is commonly referred to as Ginimoothi Maavina Kayi, while in most other parts of India, it is called Totapuri .
The name Totapuri is derived from the words gini, meaning parrot, and muthi, meaning beak, as the shape of the mango resembles a parrot’s beak.
The Totapuri Mango (Magnifera indica) is measures around 6-8 inches in length. While the skin of the fruit is thick and comes in various shades of green, yellow, or a mix of both, it is not edible.
The pulp, which ranges in colour from pale to bright yellow, surrounds a central large seed. It is also a great source of vitamins A and C.
Totapuri mango export in UAE, Singapore, Netherlands etc.
12. Sindhoora/ Raj Gira / LalBagh Mango
“In certain regions of Karnataka, Rajgira mango is referred to as Lalbagh mango, while in most parts of India, it is known as Sindhoora mango. The name “Sindhoora” was inspired by the vermillion shade of the mango, which resembles Sindoor. Additionally, it is often called “Honey Mango” due to its sweetness.”
13. Banganapalle/ Banganapalli /Safeda Mango
Banganapalle mango is a popular mango variety that is native to the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is named after the Banganapalle town in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh where it was first grown.
Banganapalli mango is also Known as Safeda.
Banganapalle mangoes are medium to large-sized, with an oval shape and a slightly curved tip. They have thin and smooth yellow skin with occasional red spots. The flesh is bright yellow and fiberless, with a sweet and juicy flavour.
It is considered one of the best-tasting mangoes in India and is often used for making various mango-based products like juices, pickles, and desserts.
The Banganapalle mango season usually starts in April and lasts until June or July.
14. Fazli Mango
in the lovely Malda region of West Bengal, there are special mangoes called “Fazli” or “Fazli Aam.” These mangoes are super famous and have even won a special award called a GI tag. What’s so cool about them is that they’re not like regular mangoes! They are much bigger and heavier. Can you believe that one Fazli mango can weigh anywhere between 700 and 1500 grams? That’s really heavy!
Fazli mangoes have a thick and strong skin that’s a pale yellow color. When you take a bite, they are super juicy and yummy. That’s why people love them so much! They have fewer fibres and smell really, really good too. People even make jelly and other yummy treats with them. Did you know that Fazli mangoes got their name from a person named Fazli Babu? He brought them from a village called Fazli Bibi in Arapur.
Guess what? Fazli mangoes are not just popular in Bengal, but they’re also grown a lot in Bangladesh, which is a neighbouring country. So many people enjoy these tasty mangoes there too!
15. Neelam mango
Let’s talk about the amazing Neelam mango! It’s famous for being super sweet and delicious. When you see it, you’ll be amazed by its bright and cheerful yellow colour. Neelam mangoes mostly grow in Hyderabad, a special place for them.
Guess what? Neelam mangoes also grow in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu for everyone to enjoy. In Bangalore, you can find Neelam mangoes at a good price.
Neelam mango can weigh around 700 grams or even more. It’s huge! Compared to other mangoes, it’s really big and impressive. So, next time you spot a Neelam mango, remember how special and hefty it is!
Popular Commercial Varieties of Indian Mango State wise
Here is the list of Popular commercial varieties of Indian Mango State wise
|Andhra Pradesh||Banganapalli, Suvarnarekha, Neelum and Totapuri|
|Bihar||Bombay Green, Chausa, Dashehari, Fazli, Gulabkhas, Kishen Bhog, Himsagar, Zardalu and Langra|
|Gujarat||Kesar, Alphonso, Rajapuri, Jamadar, Totapuri, Neelum, Dashehari and Langra|
|Haryana||Chausa, Dashehari, Langra and Fazli|
|Himachal Pradesh||Chausa, Dashehari and Langra|
|Karnataka||Alphonso, Totapuri, Banganapalli, Pairi, Neelum and Mulgoa|
|Madhya Pradesh||Alphonso, Bombay Green, Dashehari, Fazli, Langra and Neelum|
|Maharashtra||Alphonso, Kesar and Pairi|
|Punjab||Chausa, Dashehari and Malda|
|Rajasthan||Bombay Green, Chausa, Dashehari and Langra|
|Tamil Nadu||Alphonso, Totapuri, Banganapalli and Neelum|
|Uttar Pradesh||Bombay Green, Chausa, Dashehari and Langra|
|West Bengal||Fazli, Gulabkhas, Himsagar, Kishenbhog, Langra and Bombay Green|
About Indian Mango
The mango is a fruit that originates from India. it has a long and rich history. You can find the name of the Mango in India “Upanishad” and “Puran”.
During ancient times, it was called “Rasala” or “Sahakara”. The Malayalam word for this Delicious food is “Maanga” but when the Portuguese came to Kerala this Delicious food became “Maango”.
In addition to being tasty, mangoes are also nutritious. They contain many vitamins and minerals, including vitamins K and C. Additionally, mangoes have antioxidant properties.
Besides being delicious and colourful, this food is also very good for the digestive system. Nowadays, Mangoes are easily available all season at your nearby supermarket.
In contrast, Alphonso, Totapuri, and Kesar are the Indian mango varieties that are predominantly utilized for processing. However, processors may sometimes choose to use Sindhura, Neelam, and Raspuri types depending on the specific requests of their customers.
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3 thoughts on “Best Mangoes in India | 15 Variety of Indian Mango”
So u have not tasted Banganapalli mango. Not sure how Mallika, kesar n Mulgoa are rated better than Banganapalli.
Dear Kiran your Suggestion is Noted. we will check this.
The list only refers to the popularly known names. Coming from a farming family in AP and travelled across many states, I have tasted numerous mangoes. And to my taste “Panduri” would stand way on top of the list in taste/smell/texture (though it would dismally fail in looks & color & needs skill to eat – as it is not meant for cutting into pieces and consumed using the traditional squeeze and sip method). Would recommend to try and taste it to know it (though hard to get your hands on it as it would be primarily consumed by the farmers & connoisseurs)