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Address: Udhagamandalam, Ooty, India
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 10 kms from Ooty Bust stand

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Very informative place

If you really want to know about the old inhabitants of this Queen of hills ,This will be the best place to know everything.This is not a tourist spot or a place to relax but it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Mathivanan N
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

If you really want to know about the old inhabitants of this Queen of hills ,This will be the best place to know everything.This is not a tourist spot or a place to relax but it will be totally informative and will take back you in time

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Muscat, Oman
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Good to see 30-45 minutes, need to walk little after vehicle, can see big mountains and tribal areas

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India
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is located at a place called Mt. Palada some 10 km from Ooty on way to Avalanche and Emerald Lakes. Very few tourists know about this place and is not frequented by any of the package tour operators. Nilgiris is home a large number of endogenous tribal populations, notably Todas, Irulas, Kotas, Badgas etc. This institute has an excellent... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This museum is a hidden gem located about 12 km outside Oozy but well worth a visit. It is a beautiful drive through trees and villages and is located at a Research Station. A guide who speaks good English and who is of one of the tribes takes you round the museum which shows the different tribes, their lifestyles, and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

it was a place to know more about the tribals which are now getting extinct. This place is tough to locate and is situated within the premises of a research center.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A guide showed us round the centre and told us many fascinating things about the life and customs of the tribes, past and present.

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Gandhinagar, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Don't miss this, it is covered under the avalanche tour. Its a good clean place, a lot to know if you like to know the tribal history of India. It can be improved with a laser or video show about the same.

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Mumbai
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

most tourists aren't aware or don't here. but this is definitely a must visit place in Ooty. the drive to the place is nice and you get to see so much of unique stuff and learn a lot about the tribes of the area, their traditions, arts & crafts. I'd have bought any souvenirs if there were, but all I... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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105 reviews 105 reviews
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It is around 7-8 Km from the city center. It is a Government museum that displays a lot of the items, model homes, tools, weapons, pictures, furniture etc related to the tribal groups who live in the Nilgiris. This is a must visit place for people who are interested in knowing more about cultures and enjoy visiting museums in general.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This was a very nice museum when it was built, but lack of interest has led to its decline. We had to hunt someone down to unlock it, and were the only ones inside. However, the artifacts and history are well worth your time if you have an interest in the tribal history of India. Just don't expect polish.

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