Mango season in Mysore
Mysore, the heritage city of Karnataka, is having the fragrance of Mangoes. Wherever you turn, your eyes will be blessed with the sight of the King of fruits. It has been a common sight in Mysore to see most of the people are carrying bagful of colourful mangoes. Different variety of mangoes are grown in Mysore like Badami, Malgoa, Varija, Alphonso, Malika, Sindhoora, etc. The prices vary according to the location in Mysore.
Prices of mangoes are a bit high on highway since their customers are moving crowd and they don’t try to bargain for a better deal. Still, I felt the prices are having a marginal difference of at least Rs. 10 per kg. On highway Malgoa Rs. 80 per kg, Malika Rs. 60 per kg, Badami Rs. 50 per kg, etc..
Yesterday, I happened to travel to Hunsur Taluk in Mysore district. I saw many mango sellers having variety of mangoes beautifully arranged on their wheel burrow on either side of the highway and trying to attract their customers, highway passengers. Mostly you can see the mango farms behind them beside the highway. Variety of mangoes are grown organically in the farms.
Horticultural Department has arranged a three-days Mango Mela in Mysore from 1st to 3rd June. It was the first-ever organic Mela in Mysore. About 42 variety of mangoes were on display and it was a successful launch.