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    'KINGS': Local Chocolates

    by anilpradhanshillong Updated May 11, 2014

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    When in Ooty, forget your weight and indulge in the local chocolate. It’s heavenly, it’s intoxicating, it’s divine. And, it’s dirt cheap compared to all the factory-produced ones in the market. The variety is endless, the selection difficult. Go the whole hog. Grab all of them!

    The locals make these sinfully dark, dangerously appetising and gorgeously-decorated objects of art during the night, the darker the night, the tastier the chocolates. Most of them have alluring names like, ‘Soft Centre’, ‘Almond Feast’, ‘Rum and Raisins’, ‘Arabian Dates Chocolate’, ‘Pista Fudge’, ‘Chocolate Fudge’, the list goes on.

    You’ll get these temptations all along the way but most of the shops are located at Charring Cross. As you near the place, the aroma wafts you to a different world altogether where there are no worries and no tension, only sublime indulgence.

    TIP: Keep the children far away, else you end up buying the entire shop!

    First Written: Jan. 22, 2014

    What to buy: Fresh Home-Made Local Chocolates & Fudges.
    'Kings' has been in the business since 1942.

    What to pay: Less than factory-products.
    Ask for Rukesh or Max.

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    Restaurants

    by anilpradhanshillong Written Jan 24, 2014

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    There are plenty of restaurants to suit all budgets in Ooty. Be it just a quick bite or a leisurely lunch or even an elegant dinner, Ooty has them all. Choose carefully and you’ll be alright. Just keep away from ‘Shinkows Restaurant’. That place is the dumps. The décor is fine, the location just right but the food is plain terrible, with a capital ‘T’.

    We went into ‘Shinkows Restaurant’ for lunch. Ordered our food and waited. When the food was brought, it seemed alright but one spoonful and we were ready to gag. Not wanting to spoil our holiday mood, just dropped some currency, told the manager the food was really, really bad and went off to another restaurant.

    During our holiday, we tried out ‘Planter’s Paradise, ‘Hotel Nahar Nilgiri’ and ‘Fortune Resort’. All were top class and gave value for money. Service was excellent, ambience soothing and the food delicious. Rounding off meals with a chocolate mousse was the icing on the cake!

    First Written: Jan. 24, 2014

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    Sarkkars Super Market: Oil & Spices

    by anilpradhanshillong Updated Jan 24, 2014

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    The spices of India are well-known throughout the world but those of Ooty surpasses all others. Spices and herbal oil of this hill station are both very much in demand. Like the people of this region, these are mild but effective.

    There are plenty of shops in and around the town which sell these products but for truly genuine quality, head for ‘Sarkkars Super Market’ in the PNA Market at the Hotel Charring Cross Complex. You won’t be cheated there.

    First Written: Jan. 24, 2014

    What to buy: Oil and Spices

    What to pay: Average

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    anywhere: time for tea

    by vpas Updated Jan 13, 2012

    there are many shops selling different flavours of tea.It is an ideal gift to carry for others back home and also to take back some for yourself.

    What to buy: buy tea in coonoor.it is locally grown,fresh and good.there are many varieties and are reasonably priced

    What to pay: about average

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    Homemade chocolate & Oils: Local treats

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 20, 2009
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    As well as the Toy Train and Botanical Gardens, Ooty is famous for its homemade chocolate and various oils. You'll find loads of places selling chocolate for about Rs50 per 100g which come in a variety of flavours such as dried fruits, nuts etc and is just delicious! The oils also come in a large variety such as sandalwood, lemon grass, olive, citronella, heena, camphor and eucalyptus (which I bought a small bottle of for just Rs11!).

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    Oil and Tea

    by rundoyle4 Written Jan 8, 2007

    There are a couple tiny shops in Ooty that specialize in teas and oils. You can go in and tell the man in the oil shop what ailments you are trying to relieve and he will personally bottle and wrap some oil bottles for you. They make great gifts. The tea shop also has a wide selection of local favorites as well as gift packs.

    What to buy: Oils and Tea

    What to pay: lower price range

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    Town Center

    by alycat Written Aug 16, 2004

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    Charing Cross is the focal point on the busy commercial street of Ooty. Here you can take in the smells and sounds of Ooty. The main shopping street and vegetable market are here. The Charing Cross is very much like the main square of an old English town.

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    Tibetan Market: Near botanical garden

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 20, 2009

    This market is located just outside the main entrance to the Botanical Gardens and sells mostly children's clothes.

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    At the bus station: Honey

    by cadzand Written Feb 25, 2005

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    charming tea picker

    At the busstation (see picture of the tea pick workers) they sell a wonderful tasting liquid honey made with love by some very tiny bees. Yummie !!

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