Thread Garden, Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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#11 of 22 in Parks in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
A handcrafted plant kingdom, Thread Garden attracts tourists from all over the world, especially lovers of artisanal artifacts. Embroidered over the course of 12 years by a group of 50 enthusiasts using 60 million m (190 million ft) of thread, canvas, and wire, this small museum of handicrafts features hand-woven leaves, flowers, and buds--even the lawns and lotus ponds are embroidered. With no machinery or needle used at any stage, the garden aspired for a Guinness world record. Use the opportunity to purchase unique souvenirs and gifts. Opposite the boathouse in Ooty on North Lake Road, the garden is easily accessed by car. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Thread Garden by using our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) vacation planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Thread Garden is just opposite the Ooty Lake. The garden looks more of a shed. People who like handicrafts, can visit this place.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    If having not enough time then avoid this place. Everything made inside garden using threads only. Entry pass having Rs 20.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    This is across the popular Ooty Lake, so attracts some attention. Inside there are lot of flowers and plants made entirely by hands using thread. We can't even touch them, and they are separated by a ...  more »
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  • July 17, 2017
    You might wonder why it has got such low ratings(average 3.5 at the time of writing this review) compared to other attractions in ooty. So the fact is, unlike other places in ooty it doesn't showcase a natural, green and scenic beauty, so it is common tendency that people are bound to be less attracted and even if they visit they rate only what is pleasing to eyes, they do not take into consideration the hidden beauty, they are not aware of the efforts put in to make it work. Anyways, this garden is more a handcrafted creation that is designed so precisely and accurately that it almost looks real and natural. The efforts put in by the makers of this artificial garden are really meritorious. Even after taking a close look at flowers and leaves you won't believe that it is made from threads. Sharing some of the pictures below that are real evident of the fact.
  • July 7, 2017
    Museum more than garden. All flowers are artificial but feels so natural all made of threads by local tribes. Must visit to experience it.
  • June 1, 2017
    Nicely done Flowers and garden! Appreciate the efforts put in by the ladies! Don't expect it to be big like the botanical garden. It is right opposite to the Ooty Lake entrance.
  • June 15, 2017
    Thread garden is right opposite to Ooty lake and is unique in concept, but the beauty of the work is lost due to poor maintenance. The effort made by the people behind it is definitely commendable but failure on the part of the authorities to maintain cleanliness and proper lighting mars the entire experience.
  • April 13, 2017
    Nothing special. Just a corridor filled with artificial flowers made of thread. The efforts put into it by the artists is commendable. Just a place you can stroll through if you are getting bored and seeing the entire thing will not take more than 5 mins of your time. The mementos sold at the end of the corridor are way too expensive.

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An established tourism destination, Ooty and the countryside that surrounds the hill station offer plenty in the way of accommodations. Most major Indian hotel chains have opened up shop in town and lie dotted around the hilly terrain by the main roads, the more salubrious among them enjoying a little more space and better views of the surrounding area. Look at the residential areas for budget-friendly guesthouses, or head for the rural areas that encircle the town center to find a number of atmospheric rental properties built during the colonial era.
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