Running with us at Go Heritage Run – Ooty this May? Read on to learn more about the Ooty 2017 run T-shirt.
There are many reasons to visit Ooty: the 118 year old Mountain Railway, its botanical gardens and other heritage buildings, its higher-altitude climate with cooler temperatures, its scenic views with rolling hills and eucalyptus and pine trees – and of course its many tea estates! The Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu happens to be one of India’s major tea producing regions and the tea grown here is known for its dark, aromatic fragrance. Incidentally, over 60% of the tea estate workers in the Nilgiris are women – and they served as inspiration for the Go Heritage Run – Ooty 2017 run T-shirt design. The T-shirt illustration shows a woman hand plucking leaves in the lush green tea estates with the rolling Nilgiris in the background – a typical Ooty scene! Not-so-typical in that Ooty scene, but represented in the illustration anyway, is a set of intrepid heritage runners making their way across the hills. The T-shirt is a fluorescent green – matching the lustrous tea leaves shimmering in the morning sun. You’re sure to spot some when you visit Ooty this May!