Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Shopping In Ooty

Ooty is looked upon as a serene place resting on the lap of nature. It is totally true but the other innumerable pleasures of this incredible hill station should not be overlooked. Visitors to this unique destination can discover its various tourist potentials like the colorful festivals, adventure activities and last but not the least a splendid shopping experience.

Once you reach the blue mountains of Ooty adorned with eucalyptus trees you will feel refreshed by inhaling the scented fresh air of the mountains in your lungs. Visiting the enchanting sightseeing attractions in and around Ooty will take at least a day or two when you will start visualizing the shopping opportunities concealed in the city limits. One of the unique places to start your shopping spree will be none other than Tibetan market, where a great stock of Tibetan goods is available. These markets are the best places to get some of the antiques and artifacts of Tibetan art and craft. The major shopping areas of the city are Cooperative super market, Upper and lower bazaar roads, Toda showroom, Poompuhar, Kairali Emporia and Municipal Market. These are the shopping hubs where you can pick some of the best Ooty specialties as per your choice from a stock of huge varieties.

Certain items which represent identity of this destination range from Toda jewelry, leather items to the fresh tea which is pride of Nilgiris. Other items worth buying are Eucalyptus oil, natural honey, Home made chocolates, Green tea and woolen clothing, The nicely flavored aromatic Green tea leaves will keep you fresh for the day. Tea and even coffee from this region is of remarkable quality. They are the best buys to take along and offer as gifts to your friends or relatives. Homemade chocolates of Ooty are in much demand by the tourists since many years. If you are interested to buy some yummy chocolates then head towards King Star, the pioneers who introduced the concept of homemade chocolates in Ooty. There are lots of mouth watering options in the chocolates to select from like fruit and nut, fig and honey, roasted almonds and rum chocolates. Even sugar free varieties are also available here. Toda is the oldest tribal community of Ooty still existing in some parts of the city. They offer some explicit samples of tribal art and craft in the form of Toda Jewelry. This sober but elegant craft from is available in many markets of the city but the best place to buy them is “Big Shop” located on the commercial road.

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Ooty Summer Festivals

Ooty is looked upon as the most popular hill station of south providing tranquility, which is ideal for relaxation in its serene surroundings. This view is absolutely true but this destination offers lot more to its visitors in the form of its exciting fairs and festivals, which are evenly distributed throughout length of the year. The most invigorating among these festivals are the ones which are popular as summer festivals of Ooty.

During summer month’s tourists arriving at this destination are welcomed with a mix of events including flower and fruit shows, cultural events and fashion parades arranged in order to entertain tourists arriving to this hill station. During summer festival boat races, boat pageantry, and flowers shows add a touch of festivity to the celebrations. There is also a Tea and Tourism Festival of Ooty in January. Some of the Ooty summer festivals adding to the charm of the place provide a favorable time to visit this ever blooming hill destination. Thaipoosam is celebrated at Elk Hill Murugan temple in the month of February. This hill is a scenic location in Ooty, where devotees offer milk to lord Murugan. 

Summer Festival in Ooty

Mariamman temple festival

Mariamman temple festival is observed in the month of April. Devotees from surrounding districts come to this temple to offer prayers during this most auspicious day of the year.  At Coonoor Chithral festival is celebrated in the month of April, when Mariamman Temple is decorated and prayers are offered to the deity for the welfare of her followers. During this festival mother goddess Mariamman graces as swayambumurthy. The iconic tree, from which the Goddess played the hanging plank Oonjal, still exists in the place. Festive spirit is totally boosted by the incredible boat races held in the month of May at scenic venue of Ooty Lake. Boat race and boat pageantry held in Ooty are in accordance to the boat race tradition of South India and offers splendid entertainment to tourists arriving during month of May. Viewing flowers of enchanting colors and shapes fascinates everyone. An opportunity to witness great collection of flowers can be availed at the flower show held for two days in the month of May. Considering this features of Ooty summer, you can plan your next vacation accordingly.

Ooty has sufficient places to stay but you can double the fun of your Ooty visit by staying at our Panoramic Group’s Hotel United-21 Paradise in Ooty. At Ooty Resort United-21 we will shape your vacation into an incredible experience. We will make you familiar with every aspect and beauty of this splendid destination in Tamilnadu. You will be introduced to the excitement and thrill of living in luxurious cottages which are beautifully, located on the slopes of the Ooty hills.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Wax World And Tribal Museum in Ooty - Ooty Attractions

Ooty is really a gift of nature with long history revolving around its tribal life. When the British officers invented this region, it was mostly dominated by tribes like the Todas, Kotas, Kurumbas, Irulas and Kattunayakan’s. The various tribes of the region are still dispersed in the jungles of Ooty. It is impossible to visit these places in order to get introduced to different tribes of the region. Instead by visiting the Government Museum in Ooty you will know more about these tribes and their cultures. 
Wax Museum Ooty
Wax Museum Ooty

This museum is located inside campus of Tribal Research Centre in Muthorai Palada, on the Ooty Mysore road. The museum just ten km from the town offers great opportunity of peeping into the life of the various tribes staying in and around the region. It displays various aspects related to life, culture and the objects used by these tribal’s. Among the different tribal groups Todas are native tribe of hills of Ooty. With passing time the number of these tribesmen has dwindled to around one thousand. The museum is doing every effort to achieve more and more objects related to the tribal life. Objects displayed at the Museum also include traditional art and crafts work prepared by the tribal’s. It also includes different sculptures and items actually used by the Todas, along with photographs and rare artifacts of the tribes of this region. Tourists will also get an opportunity to view the types of houses belonging to Kota, Toda, Kurumba, Kanikaran and Paniya tribes. Wax world museum is another popular place in Ooty located at just two km from the city centre. This is the place where kids are getting thrilled by viewing incredible wax statues. It is advisable to start your tour of Ooty with visit of wax Museum. There are around twenty life size wax replicas of popular Indian personalities from Indian history.  

Ooty Triable Museum
Tribal Museum

While visiting these Museums and other attractions of the incredible hill resort of Tamilnadu, you must be anxious to get one of the best places to live in Ooty during your vacations. We invite you to stay in our United-21 Paradise Hill Resort in Ooty for a cool and enjoying stay amidst the natural bounties of Ooty. The beautiful location of our cottages will keep you cheered up throughout your stay.