Celebration of Ooty Summer Festival 2022
- Author: Anushka Published: 20th May, 2022
Nilgiri Hills are famous not only for their picturesque beauty all across the country but are also popular for holding the Ooty Summer Festival. Organised by the tourism department of Tamil Nadu, Ooty Summer Festival is an annual gala event that is celebrated in May. This 121-year old event is quite exclusive and exquisite and primarily focuses on promoting tourism in Ooty and getting everyone acquainted with the city’s natural charisma & cultural importance. The celebration revolves around a plethora of fairs and shows. This article throws light on some of the attractions and experiences of the festival for you to add to your bucket list. Keep reading to know about them.
Flower Show: It features the most breathtaking display of flower sculptures and artistries. You will find a beautiful display of hundreds of thousands of flower saplings, pots and varieties. The Botanical garden looks no less than heaven with these colourful wonders and provides a visual treat to the onlookers.
Rose Show: This event showcases 300+ varieties of roses and features beautiful art forms (rose tower, rangolis, mandala, etc.) prepared with rose and rose petals. It is held at the government Rose Garden in Ooty, this show showcases more than 300 varieties of roses.
Fruit Show: The fruit show is held at Sim’s Park in Coonoor. The display of different kinds of fruits, in an intricate form of art, will make you go bananas. This event, in particular, is organised by the Horticulture Department for over 50 years.
Spice Show: The Ooty summer festival also plays host to the spice show. As the name suggests, here you will witness a variety of spices. This amazing exhibition is worth visiting for every foodie and connoisseur.
Other than those aforementioned, other remarkable events include various cultural programmes, boat races, photo competitions, dog shows, hot air balloon shows, painting exhibitions and vintage car rallies. Altogether, the festival is the time when the sweet hill town of Ooty turns all vibrant and jubilant. So plan a visit right away before it’s over!