May 26th, 2019 by Nishtha Gupta admin

Ooty, a city offering affluence of British Raj, beaming colours of south Indian culture and home to Nilgiris, is an enchanting place to spend summers at. The swathes of veritable beauty would wrap you around and make you a fan. Away from the wolfish eyes of tourism companies and hordes of travellers, score on the uninhibited charm that comes from the cultural simplicity and bountiful nature.

The popular summer festival showcases its beauty in an organized manner by holding a fair which in itself is a 121-year-old tradition. Ministry of Tourism and Culture of India and The Tourism Department of Tamil Nadu are involved and no stone is left unturned to make it any less of a magnificent event which is archived by media as well. This year the schedule has been set from 4th May till 27th May.

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Things To Explore At Ooty Summer Festival

1. Spice Show

The most unheard of shows by the western audience. A paradise for gourmets, heaps of distinct spices onto the plates. It marks the opening of this festival, a sight worth visiting.

Duration: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Entry Fee: INR 15 for kids and INR 30 for adults
Address: St Thomas School, Court Road, NH 67, Gudalur, Tamil Nadu

2. Flower Show

<center>Admire formations made with flowers</center>
Admire formations made with flowers

Witness the ethereal sights and formations modelled with flowers, with the help of meticulous artists and craftsmen. A glimmer of hope for young talents to enter into such unorthodox art spheres, which are not well-known in India. Usually arranged for three days in a season, it takes about a half-day to take a tour and enjoy it.

Duration: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Entry Fee: INR 15 for kids and INR 30 for adults

Address: Botanical Garden, Near Assembly Theater, Ooty, Tamil Nadu

3. Rose Show

A sensory delight
A sensory delight

Roses of every colour that you can imagine are propositioned to be showcased in this festival. Your senses will thank you to have arrived at such a place.

Duration: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Entry Fee: INR 15 for kids and INR 30 for adults

Address: Rose Garden, Bombay Castel, Ooty, Tamil Nadu

4. Fruit Show

View varied ways of presenting fruits
View varied ways of presenting fruits

The major function of fruits is to keep you young and healthy, whilst presenting a good dose of vitamins and minerals. Here, they are set to present statue and lovely formations. Sweet-smelling idols and sculptures shall make it an immersive experience.

Duration: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Entry Fee: INR 15 for kids and INR 30 for adults
Address: Sims’s Park, Walker’s Hill Road, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

The most fascinating feature of this festival is that the treasure trove is not limited to here. Ooty Summer Festival attracts throngs of visitors who have a number of sights in their kitty that needs to be filled. Ooty tourist places are exotic and need to be explored, like Emerald Lake, Avalanche Lake, Nilgiri Mountain Railway and Kotagiri are a few places that will treat your eyes to misty greens and freshly-cut tea plantations.

Ooty Tourist Places that you must check-out for sure-

1. Avalanche Lake

A picture-perfect location created due to a gorge made by an avalanche in 1823. The magnificent spot with crystal blue waters, surrounded with billowing greens, colourful flowers and serenity make up for a kickass experience. One of the ideal places to visit in Ooty, for nature and photography lovers.

2. Emerald Lake

An exemplary sight for tranquillity
An exemplary sight for tranquillity

Amidst dense forests and green meadows, a look at the horizon shall enamour you. A haven for birds, and an exemplary sight to spend some moments of peace and tranquillity. A part of Silent Valley National Park, spotting native birds would be a pleasant surprise. Away from the flurry of regular tourism, this would make for a refreshing trip.

3. Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Lose yourself in the sight of scenic moments
Lose yourself in the sight of scenic moments

Meandering through luxuriant tea plantations and dense verdure of the blue mountains of India, Nilgiri Mountain Railway holds some of the most scenic moments while the sun plays peek-a-boo from the tall trees that seem to be shading the area throughout. An experience to hold onto while the train climbs the steepest trek in Asia.

4. Kotagiri

Lush tea estates to swoon tea connoisseurs

Never-ending tea estates perched on cascading Nilgiris is a charm, which must be experienced. A sight, enough to transcend you into what can be called as heaven. Breathe-free in this tiny corner, add some sighs of purity and unbridled nature away from the cacophony of cities.

Overlooking the wilderness, whilst giving space to the culture is a sure-shot experience that a homestay in Ooty provides you with. Ditch Ooty resorts which might as well burn a hole in your pocket. The top places that you should consider for your stay in Ooty are now sorted. Here is a list of homestays in Ooty that would take you in, for an immersive experience.

Top 3 Holiday homes in Ooty that will blow your mind with enticing views

1. OYO Home 23402 Elite Stay

Nothing can beat the view from this homestay in Ooty
Nothing can beat the view from this homestay in Ooty

A homestay in Ooty for those seeking some quiet time in the lap of a luxurious avenue, loaded with all the amenities and fitted with minimalistic décor. An ideal fit for the weary traveller while enveloping them in the solace of this laid-back, yet enamouring city.

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2. OYO Home 24517 Exotic Stay

A typical Ooty stay, shrouded in the wilderness, this elegant home has an inviting ambience. Pleasant winds are bound to hover around the property as you enjoy breakfast in the pergola outside.

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3. OYO Home 23506 Luxury 2BHK

Make beautiful memories at this homestay in Ooty
Make beautiful memories at this homestay in Ooty

Spacious accommodation in Ooty for you to accompany your friends or family and enjoy some gala time as you lounge in the commodious living room. Cook delicacies that you wish to indulge in, and make memories while you hover around.

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About Nishtha Gupta

A procrastinator by heart, who dreams of a utopian world. Allergic to coffee and scared of cows. Can zone-out whenever she wants to and a fan of unplanned trips. Trying to sail through life without making a fuss around her travel stories.