The Nilgiris District Forest Department’s South Division launched an eco tourism in Shooting Medu on Gudalur-Mysore Road on Friday and collected an entry fee of Rs 5 per head. The fee collected would be used for the development of a tribal village called Pagal Kodu in the region, DFO Sugirtharaj Koil Pillai said.
Earlier the scenic locality was rented for film shoots, earning it the name ‘Shooting Medu. But, so far, no fee was charged from visitors at the popular attraction. Mani, a local tribal, is the president of an eco-development panel formed for the project.