Food and Drink
Gour is famous as it is a delightful and nicest place in India. In 2013, Maldah had a record production of 3.5 lakhs metric tonnes. Fazli mango is large and late maturing mango. Its flavour is pleasant and pulp is sweet and fibreless. Golap Khas has a rosy flavour. Langra is firm and lemon yellow in colour. There are also other types of mangoes like Kshirsapati, Mohonbhog, Dudhkumar, Begambahar, Nababpasin, Dudhiya etc.
By products: Chutney, jam, jelly, aachar (pickle), aamswatta, aam (mango) sherbet. All these are available throughout the district.
Prepared from sugarcane, the best varieties are available in Manikchwak, Baishnabgarh and Kaliachawk areas.
The liquid palm jaggery or Tal gurh is another delicacy of this region. Prepared from the extract of the palm fruits, this product is a delight for the taste buds.
Haati Paawa Luchi
Available in most fairs and haats, the oversized Haati Paawa luchi is similar to the size of the feet of an elephant. Shadullahpur is famous for this delicacy.
A delicacy available in parts of Kaliachak
Harishchandrapur is famous for Makhana, however both these delicacies are available all over the district.
Hilsa, in the Ganga basin at Khehejuria and Manikchawk. 74 other varieties of sweet-water fish is available.