As we all know Ooty is known for its natural beauty and it has been the most loved tourist spot in India.There are many things to see in this Hill station but one must make sure to visit the "Government Museum in Ooty".This museum enhances the remarkable collection of different tribal object. Major attraction of Ooty is always been its life,culture,and the society of the tribe.It has served as home for alomst 18 tribes out of which "Todas" tribe is the one which is remarkable.
Todas people are pastoral community, fair toned and curly hair and a strict vegetarian. According to theirs myths goddess Teikirshy and her brother first created the sacred buffalo and later the first Toda man. And then created first Toda women from the first toda man's right rib. The first Civilization occoured when the east India company annexed the nilgiris in 1779. In 1823, John Sullivan, who was then the collector of Coimbatore, purchased the land from Todas and build the first stone house in Ooty. But today unfortunately, there are only about 1,100 Todas left.
Image Gallery of Government Museum Ooty
The Government Museum in Ooty has taken the responsibility of maintaining and displaying the unique collection and the art of this region.Every single detail along with the art,craft,sculpture,items they use etc..are displayed in this museum to give a clear picture of how these todas live and lead their life. Along with the ecological details and nature of art of this region. Museum is open on all days except Fridays. And there is no admission Fee.