The nectar of health, freshness and warmth, Tea is an important part of the lifestyle in Nilgiris. Every year, a Tea and Tourism Festival is organized in Ooty. The hill station lovingly known as the ‘Queen of Nilgiris’ is an emerald oasis with landscapes of lush green tea gardens as far as the eye can see. Perched in the high altitudes of the Nilgiris mountain range, Ooty is snuggled in location of 2,240 meters above sea level. It used to be popular summer and weekend getaway for the Britishers during the colonial era. Till date it is a magical hill station that families, couples and nature lovers are attracted to. The misty heights have splendid lakes, peaks, tea gardens and many tourist allures. The hill station is soothing and an invigorating break from the chaos of cities.
Tea and Tourism has been giving recognition to the beautiful Ooty since the colonial era. Tea has been grown in the blessed slopes since tea was discovered. The magical drink lured not only the local inhabitants it made the colonial posh rulers addicted to the soul refreshing tastes. To celebrate the elixir, he Department of Tourism, Government of Tamil Nadu and Ministry of Tourism, Government of India came up with the idea of a tea festival. It has been organized since two decades. Earlier the festivities were limited to the tea growers and workers. The annual Tea and Tourism Festival during the months of January-February in the Nilgiris. The festival is held for 3 days. Varieties of tea are on display. Visitors can also taste and select from the wide varieties of tea available.
The Tea and Tourism Festival reverberates with the ethos of the culture of the Blue Mountains. The misty splendor of Ooty is relived in the festival. The tea gardens are decked in lush beauty. The factories are empty as all tea workers are enjoying the tea produces. Fun and frolic, cultural programs and of course brews of the blissful tea are available in abundance. Savor the tastes of different tea varieties displayed here. Samples are also packed for sale and one can taste different flavors here.
Tea and Tourism festival is held annually in January. The three day festival celebrates the tea and tourism of the blessed hill locales of the Nilgiris.
How to Reach
From Ooty, Coimbatore airport is the nearest air terminal for both domestic and international connections. Located at a distance around 105 kilometers, there are flight connections from the important cities in India and many Arab countries.
Ooty has its own railway station. The Udhagamandalam Station is the narrow gauge railway known for the popular Nilgiri Toy Train. The mountain railway is connected to Mettupalayam. From here the broad gauge connects it with many places in Tamil Nadu and important cities in India.
Ooty has a well-connected road network. Almost every city in Tamil Nadu can reach the hill station without hassles. It is well linked through Tamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation (TNSRTC) and some private travel services. Cabs, taxis and private vehicles can easily commute the route.
Attend the Tea and Tourism Festival of Ooty and enjoy the beauty of the ‘Queen of the Nilgiris’. Explore from our selection of luxury and comfortable hotels in Ooty. The misty hills are entrancing and are ideal for wonderful holidays. You can check out lesser known hill locales at Connor, Kozhikode, Kodaikanal, Lovedale, etc. Make your travel plans comfortable and hassle free with Ooty tour packages. You can enjoy a holiday in the hill station and make longer plans for the blessed environs of Tamil Nadu.