There are many things to see in this Hill station but one must make sure to visit the Government Museum.
There are many things to see in this Hill station but one must make sure to visit the “Government Museum in Ooty”. This museum enhances the remarkable collection of different tribal objects. The major attraction of Ooty has always been its life, culture, and the society of the tribe. It has served as home for almost 18 tribes out of which the “Todas” tribe is the one that is remarkable.
Todas people are from pastoral communities, fair toned and curly hair, and a strict vegetarian. According to their myths, Goddess Teikirshy and her brother first created the sacred buffalo and later the first Toda man. And then created the first Toda woman from the first toda man’s right rib. The first Civilization occurred when the East India Company annexed the Nilgiris in 1779. In 1823, John Sullivan, who was the then collector of Coimbatore, purchased the land from Todas and build the first stone house in Ooty. But today, unfortunately, there are only about 1,100 Todas left.