About the trip
With the Make It Happen crew, find out who the Todas really are and where they came from. The Toda tribe is the most ancient and unusual tribe of Nilgiri Hills of Tamil Nadu. They have their own dialect, their own customs and traditions.
This tribe is of special interest to ethnographers and physical anthropologists. Some defend that Todas are a Dravidian tribe while some believe they are a lost tribe of the Israel or Sumerians. Todas have received much attention mainly from their pastoral occupation of tending herds of buffa-loes, living in half-barrel shaped huts, lacto-vegetarianism, fraternal polyandry, their complexion and unique physical features.
The Kurunba tribe who also live in the Nilgiris plateau are believed to have been brought into being simultaneously by a parent creator and share a common fate.Traditionally the Kurumbas have subsisted as hunters and gatherers. Living in jungles on the steep edges of the Plateau, they practice shifting cultivation and the foraging and trapping of small birds and animals
Our trip takes you on a hike around Coonoor visiting the Toda villages and the neighbouring Kurumba village. Get immersed in their culture and rituals which will transport you to an-other world far away from life in the city.
Trek. Learn. Eat. Get fascinated. Repeat