Shopping in Ooty
After a knock around the beautiful and mesmerizing venues of this beautiful hill station, it is time to bring back the memoirs of Ooty to your city. Indulge into some shopping and buy these unique goodies you can find only in Ooty.
Main bazaar in Ooty
Ooty Municipal Market
Ooty Municipal Market is a very large retail market, importantly known for vegetables fruits and groceries. The importance of the market can be determined by the fact that the market is visited by around 4000 shoppers on a typical weekday. There are 15 gates to the accessibility of this big market and some 2000 outlets. In recent past the over-crowding issues in this market have raised concerns of government of the area.
Charring Cross and Commercial Street
Tibetan Market in Ooty
Things to buy in Ooty
Tea and CoffeeOoty is bestowed with a lot of tea gardens all around. These fresh and fragrant tea leaves will keep rekindling your stint in Ooty. Not only tea, but coffee from the region possesses a very rich taste.
Homemade-ChocolatesHome-made Chocolates from Ooty are extremely famous, easily attracting the locals and tourists. You will find many shops selling home-made chocolates but get hold of the real taste of these exclusive chocolates from King Star Bakery at Charring Cross. King Star Bakers have a great selection of chocolates and a few popular ones are rum n raisin, fruit n nut, milk chocolate, coffee chocolate, dark chocolate, fig n honey, and roasted almonds.
Fruits and HoneyWhile in Ooty one can find some fine and organically-grown strawberries. Green shop is famous for these organically grown fruits and vegetables. Green shop is also famous for high quality local honey. Bee-keeping is a vital source of livelihood of the tribals of Ooty. Although there are a large number of shops that sell honey but Green shop is an eco-friend firm that works to promote these tribes and sells these real homegrown honey.
Eucalyptus OilThe rolling hills of Ooty are surrounded by Eucalyptus forests. The oil from these eucalyptus leaves are distilled locally, hence the oil can be purchased at very reasonable rates. You can buy eucalyptus oil from Sarkkar Super Market at Charring Cross or Temptations at Charring Cross Complex (Garden Road).
Antiques, Jewellery and HandicraftsThe antiques, handicrafts and jewellery of Ooty are exclusive handwork of the local tribes. Big Shop on Commercial Road is best known for Toda jewelry, handicrafts and antiques for several years.
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