The summer is at its peak and we want nothing to do with the plains. Indeed a trip to the highlands can be both refreshing and relaxing. If you are looking to travel to someplace nice in the South then Ooty should be your sure pick! Wondering why? Though the list is nearly endless here are a few reasons why you should be visiting Ooty this summer!
The tourist destination is perfectly perched on the wooded slopes of the Nilgiri Hills and the capital of the region. It is a scenic delight to visit and watch. It is undeniably one of the most popular tourist places in the whole of India. Ooty is also equally acclaimed for its breathtaking beauty and numerous tourist attractions.
The tourist attraction-
Ooty turns into a tourism magnet as the summer climbs in, making the hills a paradise on earth. With dreamlike destinations, this hill station comes with its set of attractions that does justice to its title as, “The queen of the hills”. Among the many shows and events that take place during the summers, these are by far the most sought after events and for all the right reasons!
- The Flower show ( Rose show on 12- 13th May)
This event is primarily the reason to find countless tourists pouring into the hill station. Organized by the Department of Horticulture and Plantation crop every year in the botanical garden of Ooty, the flower show is quite unlike any other. With a plethora of around 10000 flower pots on the show, You will find the most creative formations being made. Competitions are also held to encourage the interest of the flower lovers to showcase their best! About 200 gardens compete in this competitions and the best gardens win prizes and cups. Adding the floral fantasy, various kinds of tropical and temperate vegetables are also exhibited that has the visitors spell-bound! This year an exquisite an elaborate rose show is said to happen on the 12th and 13th of May in the Rose Garden. A flower show is also being organized from 18th to 20th of May in the Botanical Garden.
- The Summer festival (Vegetable show on 5th – 6th May and 26th – 27th)
The summer festival conducted in Ooty is a major attraction for tourists who want a break from the summer sun and bask in the bounty that the beautiful hill station has to provide. On the 5th and 6th of May is a colorful display of a wide variety of vegetables that are arranged in beautiful formations. Also, there is yet another vegetable show arranged in Sims Park, Coonoor on the 26th and 27th of May. Sure to attract a great footfall, these event is actually the best time of the season. If you are not much of a nature-person and more of an adventure lover then the trekking and racing programs are sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Among the many sets of events that happen here, the air balloon show, vintage car rally, and the dog show are sure to captivate your senses. It’s safe to say that this festival turns the otherwise calm and serene surroundings of Ooty into a lively landmark!
- Tea and tourism festival
It goes without saying the Ooty is a beautiful land to relax and unwind amidst the heat of the summers. To add to its statement, Ooty is also widely known for its exotic varieties of tea. Enjoying its continued patronage, the Tea Museum in Ooty is as celebrated as other prominent locations around it like the Ooty Lake, Doddabetta Peak and the Catherine falls. While the tea produced here serves as the main source of income for the people around the area, it is also marketed worldwide as one of finest quality tea. Tea has become such a celebrated product that every year a tea festival occurs in the region.
- Cultural exhibitions ( perfume show on 10th – 11th May)
The cultural exhibition in Gudalur has prime significance to the locals in that region has it occurs annually and is conducted in full swing. Exhibitors display a wide range of perfumes that fill the air around it inviting everyone to its sweet and sensational aroma. The season brings in an unusual crowd from around the globe to witness the event and purchase these precious perfumes.The exhibition is said to happen on the 10th and 11th of May with a wide range of festivities and fun.
- Horse race
Ooty is known to host it’s most celebrated shows which should excite every adventure lover. To add to it’s remarkable run time, the show is said to be on its 127th season this year. The race course which is located in the Blue Mountains is clearly one of the finest race tracks in the nation.There are about 500 horses on the event, in the event which lasts for about 45 days. Organized by the Madras Race Club, “The Nilgiri Gold Cup Race” is said to see participation from across the country. If horse racing isn’t your cup of tea, you can always involve in a hive of activities. This could include sightseeing, visiting pilgrimages, street shopping and so much more.
This is just a drop in the ocean and only a little from the lot that Ooty has to offer. To experience the enigma, you’ll have to be there this summer! Wondering how? Book your trip with family and friends from the comforts of your home! With Proximove, you can effortlessly choose from a huge fleet of verified vehicles without having to worry about the time and place. We are India’s leading bus hire platform with the best vehicles from the best operators. You can now hire a bus, tempo traveler or an SUV with just a click! So what are you waiting for? Book your best vacation today!