A walk down Toda lane

Meeting Point:

Coonoor MAP

Difficulty level:

Local Community Experience

Price:

From: 2,600.00

Time:

08:00 AM

Min Age:

12

Conveyance

Car

Prior Registration Requied

Yes

Description

Rediscover the Nilgiris as you walk down Toda lane:

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 which you will witness as you walk down Toda lane.

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 buffaloes, living in half-barrel shaped huts, lacto-vegetarianism, fraternal polyandry, their complexion and unique physical features.

Get immersed in their culture and rituals which will transport you to another world far away from life in the city.

Trek. Learn. Eat. Get fascinated. Repeat

Itinerary

Drive from guest house to start point of the hike
Begin hike to Toda village.
Hike through tea fields, forest and Badaga villages.
Welcome at the Toda village and interaction with the Todas.
Break for lunch. Rest.
Return to the guest house.

Facts

• Closest city: Coimbatore
• Closest Airport: Coimbatore, 100 km away.
• Closest Railway station: Mettupalayam (46 kms)
All hikes are mild and can be undertaken by anyone reasonably fit.

Cost Includes:

• Packed/ pre-plated lunch.
• Interaction with Todas
• Escort, Local trek guide
• Transport Ex Bangalore

Exclusions:

• Accommodation & transport.
• Food and beverage at highway restaurants.
• Any food and drink other than ones mentioned in the inclusions.
• Any extra transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
• Any extra services at the homestay