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Giant butterfly made of fruits to welcome visitors at Fruit Show

D. Radhakrishnan
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Event will open at Sim’s Park in Coonoor on Saturday

Arduous task:Arrangements being made for the Fruit Show at Sim’s Park in Coonoor on Thursday.-Photo: M. Sathyamoorthy
Arduous task:Arrangements being made for the Fruit Show at Sim’s Park in Coonoor on Thursday.-Photo: M. Sathyamoorthy

With Ooty having successfully hosted the 117th Annual Flower Show last weekend, notwithstanding challenges of a varied kind, all eyes are now on Coonoor, which is getting ready to host the 55th Annual Fruit Show.

Scheduled to open at the Sim’s Park on Saturday, the two-day Fruit Show will be the last in the line of shows during the Summer of 2013.

Pointing out that elaborate arrangements are being made for the event, the Joint Director of Horticulture G. Mohan told The Hindu here on Thursday that no efforts have been spared in making it attractive and educative.

The main attraction at the show will be a 24-feet-high and 34-feet-wide giant butterfly made of 3,500 kilograms of fruits including oranges, apples, pine apples, sweet lime and grapes.

Workers from various parts of the State and outside are in the process of putting the exhibit together.

Stalls would be put up on behalf the Department of Horticulture in Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Kanyakumari, Tirupur, Tiruchi, Dindigul, Theni, Vellore and Tirunelveli.

A welcome arch that will be made with a variety of fruits will usher in visitors.

Fruit carvings displayed by some of the districts will be a major attraction.

The Deputy Superintendent of Police, Coonoor, M. Madasamy, said that a security plan has been drawn up for the prestigious show and added that traffic would be suitably regulated.


  • Giant butterfly will be made of oranges, apples, pine apples, sweet lime and grapes

  • An arch made of a variety of fruits will welcome visitors to the event at Coonoor


  • Police have drawn up a security plan that will be in place during the duration of the show

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