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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