Marikod hamlet is home to 6 Kurumbas families whose children attend the Muthere Primary School.  It is a steep walk down from the school and we are told that the village was shifted here some time back due to excessive elephant movement in that area.  We found out that due to the construction of a tourist resort the elephants had to change their regular migratory routes and were forced to go by the Kurumbas village.  Man-animal conflict is widespread in the Nilgiris and here was a clear example of what causes it.  Enjoy the brief photo tour.

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