Fairs and Festivals in Ooty




Ooty draws a huge amount of tourists each year. Travelers from far off places come to Ooty to be a part of the Fairs and Festivals in Ooty. The significance of festivals celebrated in Ooty is both religious and social.

Significantly the fairs and festivals in Ooty reveal the cultural traditions of the region. Festivals are by design planned to enjoy the natural wealth of the place particularly the abundance of flowers, fruits and tea.

In May, the flower festival is one of the best places to enjoy the beauty of the flowers at Ooty Botanical Gardens. Visitors can see a variety of flowers and attend a number of cultural activities as well.

Ooty is covered with vast stretches of lush green tea plantation. Each year in the month of January the Tea and Tourism Festival is also celebrated which draws a lot of tourists.

A number of seasonal fruits grown in the region are exhibited in the fruit shows and the guests are also offered to taste these high quality fruits. Boat Races and show are also organized in the month of May as an annual water sports competition.

Tourism is one of the major industries of the region; so to boost tourism, such festivals are organized. Some of the religious festivals organized in the beautiful hilly town of Ooty are:
  • Thaipoosam in Elk Hill Murugan Temple held in February,
  • Bokkapuram Mari Amman Annual Festival in February
  • Ooty Mariamman Temple Festival held in the month of April
  • Coonoor Mariamman Temple Festival in between April and May


Last Updated on 06/05/2013