Chembakolli-The True Heart
Orientation-The Journey Starts.
1 The Natural Environment.
2 In Tune With The Environment A Forest
3 The Warmest Of Welcomes.
4 Ancient And Modern.
5 A Sense of Community and History.
Reorientation-Links To Other places
The Journey Starts.
Let us take you on an adventure, an adventure that
reveals the true heart of India.
Chembakolli village, a historic place, can be found
nestling within the breath-taking blue mist of the Nilgiri
Hills. It lies near to the southern tip of India, 15km away
from the nearby town of Gudalur.
In contrast to the vibrant bustle of India’s towns, this
is a place of peace and quiet where life seems to move
at its own pace. Here, a tired traveller can lose
themselves in the true heart of India, immerse them
selves in a place with beauty, culture and history.
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In Tune With The Environment a
The Adivasi people are an ancient tribe with modern
Not only do they plant their crops between trees,
they also look after animals like elephants and dogs.
Could you imagine a human being washing an elephant.
Well at Chembakolli you can. It is just like a spa with
elephants enjoying a mud bath at the end of a hard day
These people are in danger of their crops getting
eaten so they are not greedy, they take what they need.
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Click here to see a photo
of a elephant.
The Natural Environment.
Imagine a place where the people are at one with
the natural environment.
Nestled at the foot of the Nilgiri Hills, there is
amazing plant life. You will find Jack Fruit and graceful
banana palm. The Adivasi people always plant their
crops between the trees instead of cutting them down
and wasting the environment. Chembakolli also has a
varied climate with a hot, cool and monsoon period.
Sometimes in the monsoon period you can get soaked
but the forest comes alive in a rainstorm.
Because the Adivasi people are at one with the
environment, the pristine forest and landscape r