About town in Ooty
The art of travel
Close to three million people from across the world visit The Nilgiris every year and the numbers keep on increasing year after year. However, there is substantially a large number of potential travellers who either do not have adequate information about The Nilgiris. Attempting to bridge this lacuna by 2018, the Nilgiri Hotel and Restaurant Association(NHRA) met at the ITC Fortune Resort Sullivan Court, Ooty, where NHRA Committee member R Muralidharan gave a presentation of a guided tour into the education, culture, tribes, rural areas, wildlife and local cuisine attractions of The Nilgiris. With investments totalling arguably up to `500 crore, the hospitality sector in The Nilgiris is looking at class tourism, rather than mass tourism as a tool for sustainable tourism.
Join the adventure camping at SEACA, Avalanche. The Scripture Union’s Environmental and Adventure Centre is located on the shores of Avalanche Lake and is surrounded by the Sholar forests. The three-day camping event is organised by Decathlon Sports and will include archery, trekking, survival camping, rock climbing, gorge walking and stargazing. Rs 4,200 (all inclusive). November 24 to 26. Details: 8056084103
The Rotary Club and district administration of Ooty is conducting a two-day workshop on November 30 and December 1 to showcase sustainable lifestyle alternatives. Hosted at the Tribal Research Center Hall, the expo will deal with disposable cutlery, eco-friendly packaging, solid waste management systems, sustainable sanitary products, organic farming initiatives and green technology in various fields. Details: 9894095506
Ring them bells
The first of its kind event at the St Stephen’s Church, Ooty, The Perfect Gift is a panoply of drama shows, live music sessions, and stalls selling Christmas goodies. Look out for Swedish cupcakes and English cookies from Smyrna Trust and trinkets from Ruhma Jewellery. Also, catch the nine-scene Christmas play at 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm. Open to all. From 2 pm to 8 pm. On December 2. At St Stephen’s Church. Details: 9443584615