Our Drivers have parked our vehicles in front of the “Higgin Badham bookshop” book shop in front of the District Collector Office, Ooty. Two security guard was guarding that government building.
In front of the District Collector Office, Ooty our National Flag was flying proudly. We have taken few clicks.
Lot of police were running here and there to control the traffic. the whole city was converted in to one-way to avoid a traffic jam because of the weekend crowd.
The “Higgin Badham bookshop” was very old building, at least a hundred years old. The architecture reflects the British Architecture.
We started walking towards the ” Government Botanical Garden” from there because of the heavy crowd police were stopping all the vehicles almost a kilometer away. On the way I saw a Church. In it’s wall I noticed a rock price filled with the details of when the building was started its service to the public. It was 1896.
We crossed the church and move up towards the garden. Every where police and volunteers stood and helping the tourists. In the next tern I noticed a pair of green buildings stood brightly because they were wearing a “Parr0t Green Building”. One second I thought it might have been the game of “Vasthu Sasthirangal”. Any how, in the background dark green color was helping the buildings to look somewhat better.
I saw a guy making fantastic, amazing house models and ship models using bamboo sticks. hats off to his great designing skills. (price of the house Rs.250 as per the had written paper tag. For the ship he didn’t put any price tag.) I bought a flute for Rs. 10, he gave me an offer of if i buy three flutes he will be “ok” with a price of Rs. 20. But I bought only one flute. In the next shop I bought a “Spider Man” mask for Rs. 8.00.
On both the sides of the road, people from different geography were busy in bargaining. Toy Balls for Rs 15 (pepsi or colo written on it) in were moved from the sellers hand to a crying kids hand.
Their parents were talking to the baby girl that her quota was over of that trip. I hope she don’t hear that, but her eyes wide opened and a slight smile blossomed in her face.
We reached the Government Botanical Gorden after 20 minutes of walk. One of team member bought the tickets. In front of the garden there was a board freely giving valuable information of the nearest tourist place.
SIMS park – 20 km
Doddapetta – 8 km
Rose Garden – 1 km
Pykara Boat House – 24 km
Kodanadu View Point – 44 km
Another board which tells you the correct fixed auto price to reach all the nearest destinations. In all the auto stands I was the tariffs. I came to know that it was the 113th Flower Show conducted by government of India, Ooty.
I was excited about the flower show and started moving inside.
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