Coonoor: The famous Meenakshi Temple of Madurai and Nellaippar Temple in Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu, made of various types of fruits are attracting huge crowds at the 52nd fruit show, which began in Coonoor today.
The six-foot tall temples are made of all available fruits, besides seasonal fruits and people are thronging to have a look at them at the two day show, organised by the Horticulture Board, as part of various summer festivals to attract tourists.
However, the cynosure of all eyes is the 18-foot tall and 22-feet wide Taj Mahal, made of 20,000 sweet limes, weighing about 2.5 tonnes, at Sim's Park.
Other attractions include three and half feet tall teddy bear made of jackfruit, replica of monorail made of mango, Pineapple Dragon and a bunch of grape made of 350 kg of grapes.
Some rare fruits available only in the interior jungles were also on display at the show.
The show was inaugurated by the Nilgiris District Collector Archana Patnaik, in the presence of senior district officials and those from Horticulture department.
Story first published:
May 26, 2012 15:54 IST