Tribal Research Center


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Tribal Research Center Overview

Ranked 45 of 49 sightseeing in Ooty

The Tribal Research Centre (TRC), established in October 1983 in Ooty functions for the planned development of 36 scheduled tribes of Tamil Nadu. Situated on 25 acres of hilly terrain at Muthorai Paladin, 10 km away from Ooty bus stand, the then President of India, Gyani Zail Singh had laid the foundation stone for the Tribal Research Centre.
The other objectives of this center are training and orientation on tribal cultures and development, to record social, religious, political, economic and psychological changes among the scheduled tribes, to develop a tribal museum and to advise weaker communities for inclusion in the list of SC/ST. This research centre is working mainly in Nilgiri district because all the six Primitive Tribal Groups (PTGs) identified by the Government of India like Todas, Kotas, Irulas, Kurumbas, Paniyans and Kattunayakans have been residing here for a very long time.
The main facilities available at Tribal Research Centre are library with books and journals on tribal studies, well-furnished guest house, tribal map, audio-video system to entertain tribal festivals and open air tribal museum.
There are several buses available to Muthorai Paladin. One can also walk or hire a rickshaw from Ooty.

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Ramesh v

Ramesh v4.3/5

11 reviews

Worth Visiting

The Tribal Museum is one of very nice part of Ooty attraction because of popular six sculptures are exhibited inside the museum depicting the life size physical anthrop models of Todas, Kotas and Paniya. The Tribal Museum also displays houses belongs to Toda, Kota, Paniya, Kurumba and Kanikaran.Worth visiting
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Mr. Fahnida

Mr. Fahnida1.8/5

7 reviews

Waste of time

Utter waste of time, everything displayed there was covered in dust!

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