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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the major festivals and events in Ooty?

Aloke Bajpai DEC 10 2012
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The festivals and local events of a place signify the cultural significance and the local customs of a place. Ooty, being the Queen of Hills, does not certainly lag behind. Let us have a look at some of them.

  • Annual Flower Show
    This very grand and extensive festival is held every year in May. The show is so popular and fantastic that people from all across India visit it every year (about 3 lakh tourists) to have a glimpse of perhaps the biggest show of flowers in India. It is to be noted that the famed Ooty Rose Garden is largest supplier of roses in the country.
    Clipped bushes in the form of elephants and other animals, beautiful ponds decorated with lilies are a highlight of this event. Various varieties of roses, dahlia, carnation, gerbera,and many more species of flowers are exhibited for the visitors to admire.
    There is no entry charge to the event.
    For those still looking for more information, here is the address to more of details: http://www.ootyflowershow.in/

  • Annual Tea and Tourism Festival
    This event is held every year in January. Since Ooty happens to be famous for its vast tea and coffee estates, this festival assumes a much greater dimension vis-a-vis Ooty's tourism and economic industry.
    A vast varieties of tea and coffee are put on display, and you can learn lots more about your favourite drink. Also you get to taste a lot of other flavours and have a nice, learning experience.
    Visitors from all over the world converge to be a part of the festivities.

So friends, get yourself into the festival mood and have a taste of what it's like to be exploring Ooty during its festival seasons. Various Ooty tour packages available can help you to plan a trip in a more affordable way.

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