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There are five tribal groups in the Nilgiri Hills ~ our visit to the area near Ooty (Ooctacamund/Udagamundalam) brought us to the Todas. The Todas are dedicated to preserving life and land; they are strict vegetarians and follow their tribal tradition of buffalo-rearing. Their worship of buffalo even extends into religion ~ priests, temples and elaborate rituals revolve around cattle. The Toda are unique in the Nilgiri Hills, as none of their neighbouring tribes practice vegetarianism.
As with most indigenous people, changing times are taking their toll on the numbers and preservation of their tribal people. Todas are leaving the Nilgiri Hills for work and life elsewhere; they now number only in the low thousands.
The landscape in this area of the country is breathtaking, so I''d recommend a trip into the Nilgiri Hills for both its cultural and natural aspects.
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