Events and Festivals

Ooty is all set for the annual summer festival, which features the very famous flower show, fruit show, rose show and vegetable show. More than 15,000 flower pots of various varieties, will display around 3,00,000 flower saplings of more than 150 varieties.The government rose garden, with 30,000 rose plants of 4,000 varieties will be one of major attractions during the festival.The Ooty Flower Show is organised for showcasing the best flower sculptures, authentic & modern floral craftsmanship and artistry, and for encouraging the young artists through these majestic art and culture. The Botanical Garden looks like a paradise on earth

While the Nilgiri Hills are famous for their beauty all across the country, they are also popular for being the venue of the annually held Ooty Summer Festival.

These Summer festivals are organised to promote Tourism Across The Nilgiris.Tourists flock during this period and it is the best time to visit Nilgiris. There are Beautiful Resorts in Ooty, Coonoor and Kotagiri where you can plan to stay. Home stays in Coonoor and Kotagiri offers you best prices.

Consisting of a wide array of fairs & shows, the world-famous summer festival in Ooty is the perfect excuse to plan a trip down south right away.Here’s a handy guide that will take you through all the attractions & experiences the festival has in store, and also the other things to do in Ooty. Kotagiri and Coonoor which is near Ooty and many unexplored attractions are here.

Other Top Things To Do In Ooty

Apart from the summer festival, get to know how you can enjoy Ooty in other ways.

From dance to music and flowers to fruits, the major exhibitions during the festival highlight everything that defines the lifestyle and culture of Ooty. While most of these shows are organized in the botanical gardens of the town, other events like boat races take place on the Ooty Lake.

1.Ooty Lake: Enjoy A Boat Ride

There is no doubt that visiting the Ooty Lake in the Nilgiris district is one of the top things to do, but what is more worthy and a must-experience there is taking a boat ride. Any time between 9 to 5, you can visit the lake, buy a ticket for your loved ones and yourself, and enjoy the natural beauty around during the soothing ride.

2.Avalanche Lake: Take A Stroll

Located at a distance of around 29 km from the city centre, the Avalanche Lake is a famous tourist attraction in Ooty. From trekking to rafting, you can indulge in multiple adventures while witnessing the gorgeous rhododendron and orchids around

3.Steam Train: Experience A Joyride

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is the famous heritage train of Ooty since 1908, which fortunately still runs on a steam engine. Needless to say, hopping on this train is one of the best things to do in Ooty as it takes you from Mettupalayam to Ooty through dense pine forests, majestic eucalyptus trees, and mysterious tunnels.

4. Doddabetta: Explore The Mountain

With an altitude of 8,650 feet, the mountain of Doddabetta is the highest mountain in Nilgiris. Surrounded by a dense forest area, it is a great spot for all types of travelers for witnessing the breathtaking beauty of the town and the nature.