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

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It is a different type of museum as compared to normal museums. It is nice but most people are not aware of it. It is away from main city and may be around 5 -7 kms from town. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
ManmathMishra
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Noida, India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We went to this wonderful Research center and Museum on 15th May 2016, it was very well displayed and maintained building with complete information about all the varieties of Tribes along with the houses and materials/equipment used by them on display. The officer incharge of the museum is very knowledgeable about the tribes and their lifestyle, he politely explains everything,... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We travelled here to visit in september but were not able to visit the centre. We waited a ling time and were told that we could enter after lunch. Despite waiting 2 hours, we did not gain access. I would suggestbthatbyounphone ahead and maybe access is possible?

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This view point provides information on the different tribes residing at Ooty and hill ranges. Not the best place to visit, however if you have a spare hour or so, it is no harm learning something about people living a life different from ours.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Called the South India's Highest peak the view from the top is amazing and stunning, way to the top is also one of the amazing ride

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It is a different type of museum as compared to normal museums. It is nice but most people are not aware of it. It is away from main city and may be around 5 -7 kms from town. The guide of the centre is himself from a tribal community and takes a lot a lot of interest in explaining things

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Thank ManmathMishra
Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is just ok. Children get bored over there. I think I was late that may be the one reason but this place is not too crowd. If you have spare time then only think to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It is a very steep climb. You could see the Todar house, which is like a cave. They are wearing funny ornaments. Some voluntary organizations are helping them to form libi for their language.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 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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Kerala, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 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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