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Tourists spoilt for choice at Kodaikanal

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FRAGRANT:Tourists throng the Bryant Park in Kodaikanal on Saturday for the flower show.—PHOTO: G. KARTHIKEYAN.
FRAGRANT:Tourists throng the Bryant Park in Kodaikanal on Saturday for the flower show.—PHOTO: G. KARTHIKEYAN.

For the first time, tourists have got an opportunity to see flowers grown in Holland as private competitors from Bangalore display them in the two-day flower competition held as part of summer festival which commenced at Bryant Park here on Saturday.

Yellow and white Tulip, Banksias, Pincushion, Liatris and Curcumia were displayed in the expo. A pair of Banksia flowers cost around Rs.600, said officials.

Besides, florists from Udhagamandalam too exhibited rare flowers and hybrid vegetables. Giant size and miniature pumpkins were star attractions of the expo.

Heavily weighing mega size radish, cabbage, cauliflower, ash guard, yam, beet root, banana, mango were star attractions.

Besides, floriculturists in Kodaikanal exhibited more than 600 flowers including birds of paradise in the show.

A horse made of thousands of pink and red colour roses at the venue of flower show and a dolphin doll made of flowers at the venue inside Bryant Park were eye catching things.

Torrential showers rocked the Kodaikanal town for an hour. All streams and falls have good flow.

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