The Soligas were semi-nomadic in nature, but after the Biligiri Rangana Sanctuary was created, they settled down more or less permanently, and Skanda of ATREE took all of us to visit a Podu, or settlement.
The living creatures we saw were quite varied. Though the safari organized by the Forest Department was a little disappointing for the children (who of course had their hearts set on a big cat sighting!) they did enjoy whatever they did see, and were quite curious to know things.
The high point of the visit of the Valley School children to BR Hills was, to me, their meeting and interacting with the Soliga children at
I must say we had a really good driver on the Valley School BR Hills trip; on the way back, on his own, he suggested that we visit