Tribal Heritage Museum
A tribal heritage museum was established in the Mannan settlement, set up by the government tourism authorities. It is a worth-taking place which provides you a glimpse into the record of the tribal community. It gives an insight of the unique culture and lifestyle of the community through their artifacts. It is a home to numerous types of antiques such as fishing gear, hunting weaponry, indigenous medicine and vessels, cereals, medicinal herbs, bamboo furnitures.
A visit to tribal museum gives you a golden opportunity to get familiar with traditional fishing gear and hunting equipment which were used by the tribal community over many generations. Besides it, some other artifacts are costumes, household articles, vessels, bamboo furniture and musical instruments displayed in this museum. The tribal guide is taken you at many specified locations which are very popular in the area. This heritage museum is the major attraction of Periyar which holds all of the ancient items related to the culture and lifestyle of tribal community. The things which are displayed inside it are the main roots if someone wants to get complete history of the tribes.
Another significance of this museum is its beautiful architecture which tells the intelligence of the erstwhile people of tribal community. All the walls and ceilings of the museum are well-furnished with ancient paintings and sculptors showing a glimpse about the culture and tradition of the tribal.