It is quite common that, Ooty acclaimed as the Queen of Hill Stations in Tamilnadu, attracts thousands of visitors from India and abroad during the summer. You have one more reason to plan your vacation to be spent in Ooty is the Annual Summer Festival.
The pleasant climate prevailing in the summer season draws lot of visitors from different parts of the country to escape from the scorching sun of the other regions. The Ooty Lake, Botanical Gardens and the Dhoddabedda peak are the most popular locations flocked by the tourists in Ooty besides the other places.
Summer Festival: Udhagamandalam or famously called as Ooty has the Summer Festival in this intriguing slope station amid the long stretch of May. It is the time when a large number of Local and International sightseers run to this lovely Tourist Location. The Summer Show in Ooty is celebrated on different themes. Flower Show, Rose Show, Spice Show and Fruit Show are the major shows organized during this festival. Also, you can enjoy the Vegetable show, Hot air balloon show, Boat race and Pageantry, Vintage Car Rally and thematic Cultural Programmes are the other interesting aspects of this festival.
The beauty of the modern floral craftsmanship and artistry in the aesthetic flower sculptures exhibited in the Flower Show, is undoubtedly a visual retreat. Photo fanatics, nature lovers and young artists will cherish the colorful wonders of nature, which is worth witnessing and capturing.
The venue of the Flower Show is the Botanical Garden, which is a popular tourist location in Ooty. The different sections like the Lower Garden, Glass House, Italian Garden are grabbing your attention with the wonderful series of plants and flowers arranged in an aesthetic way. The potted plants, cut flowers, tropical and temperate vegetable and flowers are exhibited by the competitors during this flower show. The other highlights of this show are the Indian and Japanese flower arrangements, vegetable carving, Bonsai and Flower Rangoli which impresses every visitor.
Location: Botanical Garden, Near Assembly Theater, Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Showcasing a variety of spices and the magic of Ooty plantations, the Spice Show is what marks the beginning of the Ooty Summer Festival.
This show is a real feast for the foodies, where they can have plenty of choices under one roof. Even if you are not a foodie, you can very well pay a visit to the venue of this spice show to have an awesome experience of witnessing the huge varieties of spices and the magic of Ooty plantations exhibited.
Location: St Thomas School, Court Road,NH 67, Gudalur, Tamil Nadu
Bringing all kinds of fruits together under one roof, the Fruit Show during the summer festival is a great way of showing how art can be expressed through anything. This event is organized by the Horticulture Department and is famous for having a history of 50 years.
Fruit show is in its Golden Jubilee year of celebrations. The art expressed through the fruits is simply amazing. You have to visit the venue to experience the grandeur and beauty with which the fruits have been decorated gorgeously. The creativity and innovative ideas of the contestants are brought out in the most beautified manner and some of the decorations are beyond the imaginations of common man.
Location: Sims’s Park, Walker’s Hill Road, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
If you’re a nature admirer or a photography enthusiast, you ought to attend the festival.
Look at the variety of roses in extremely beautiful colors and shades, decorated so gorgeously in the Rose show, a part of the summer festival in Ooty. More than 300 varieties of Roses are exhibited in this show in a more creative manner, an eye catching show attracting everyone from all age groups.
Location: Rose Garden, Bombay Castel, Ooty, Tamil Nadu.
Yes, you have lot more to explore in Ooty besides these shows. The most prominent one is the Ooty Lake. Opting for a boat ride in the lake, or a cycle ride around the lake will be equally awesome. The pleasant climate prevailing throughout the day with frequent drizzles, cloudy weather and fogs moving above, all make you feel to be at heaven and understand why is Ooty the Queen of Hill Stations.
Also take a stroll along the Avalanche Lake and a joyous journey in the Toy Train which is listed in the World Heritage by UNESCO.
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