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Summer Festivals Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu

(Last Updated 24 Feb, 2023)

  • Dates :

    15/05/2023 - 31/05/2023

  • Location :

    Nilgiri Hills

Every year in the month of May, the popular Summer Festival is celebrated in the Nilgiri Mountains of India. The festival is organized by the Tamil Nadu Department of Tourism and the National Ministry of Tourism. A number of tourists visit Ooty from all over the country and the world to enjoy this festival. There are different events organized during this festival to entertain the audiences. Some popular events of the show include rose show, flower show, dog show, fruit show, spice show, vegetable show, boat race and cultural programs.

Find more about the events of the summer festival below:

  • Cultural program: This program included classical arts, dance, drama and music programs which is held at Breeks HADP open air stadium, Ooty.

  • Flower show: Flower show is organized in the botanical gardens Ooty, where around 250 exhibitors showcase 150 varieties of flowers. The show is attended by around 150,000 people. The show is organized every year since 1896.

  • Dog show: The dog show is organized by South of India Kennel Club (SIKC) every year. The show is organized at the Government Arts College ground in Ooty.

  • Rose show: Held at the Government Rose Garden in Ooty, Rose show is popular for displaying beautiful rose towers made of thousands of roses and rose petal rangolis. In the garden, one can find around 3,000 varieties of roses.

  • Spice show: Spice show is held for two days in Gudalur, Nilgiris at Saint Thomas Higher Secondary School. The spice show is organized by district administration and the departments of horticulture and tourism at Gudalur. The show was first held in the year 2010.

  • Fruit show: The two-day fruit show is organized in Sim's Park, Coonoor. The event is organized by the Department of Horticulture and is organized every year from 53 years. The show attracts around 25,000 people every year.

  • Vegetable show: The famous vegetable show is held at Nehru Park in Kotagiri. It is organized by the Department of Horticulture from the last 4 years. The event attracts around 16,000 attendees from all over. The star attraction of the show is the map of India prepared using red, yellow and green capsicums.   

  • Boat race and boat show: The boat race and show are organized for two days at the Ooty Lake.

  • Other events of the festival include activities and competitions like hot air balloon show, eco- trekking, amateur photo competition, painting exhibition, vintage car rally, marathon race and market show.

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