Going tribal

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These half-barrel shaped houses are home to the Todas, an indigenous tribe in the Nilgiris. A small pastoral community, they live in packs of three to seven and each mund(settlement) has a dairy temple. Though now a lot has changed and only a few houses remain, the rest being transitioned to brick and mortar ones. Read more about the Todas here: http://www.frontline.in/static/html/fl2105/stories/20040312000206600.htm

Note: This is a representational house close to the botanical garden

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