Most people prefer to travel to Ooty during summer vacations because the weather is lovely, and it makes for an excellent getaway from crowded and polluted cities. People come here to enjoy the natural beauty and various tourist attractions but there are also several events in Ooty that attract quite a bit of attention. Ooty festivals need not be religious in nature, although there are regional festivals, since it is a part of Tamil Nadu. Thus, festivals such as Pongal are celebrated here with enthusiasm and interest.
There are numerous other festivals in Ooty. For instance, there’s the Summer Festival which is held every summer by the tourism department of Tamil Nadu. Held in the second and third week of May, this Ooty festival attracts a lot of attention from visitors. Several events make this a wonderful time to visit Ooty. There are Flower Shows, Vegetable Shows and Fruit Shows along with boat tracing and trekking for the adventurous sorts. Here are some of the other famous events in Ooty.
For those with an equestrian bent of mind, the Ooty Horse Race will surely fire up their blood. The racecourse here is said to be among the top racecourses in India and is held for 45 days.
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Every summer, there is a flower show in the Botanical Garden and people come here to see the elaborate and exquisite arrangements. The flower show exhibits around 10000 pots during the show. Flower Rangoli, bonsai and Japanese flower arrangements make the flower show very special.
Ooty is renowned for not just its natural beauty but also the tea that is grown here. During the tea festival which is held in January every year by the tourism department, visitors can try out different brews and variants of their favourite beverage.