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Address: Chakranpadi | Kumarakom North, Kottayam, India
Phone Number: 0481 2526223
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It was a wonderful experience with getting the insights about the exhibits by the same person who had collected the same over many years and still preserving it with an excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A must stop place of interest in Kumarakom. This museum houses fossilized drift woods collected from Andaman region. Madam who owns it is so passionate about it, that the visit can be complete only when you see it along with her commentary. Remarkable.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It was a wonderful experience with getting the insights about the exhibits by the same person who had collected the same over many years and still preserving it with an excellent museum. Knowing further that this is one of its kind in teh world makes it still special. Had a nice 1 hour spent hearing all the intricate stories behind... More 

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Goa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The museum is good and the efforts by the lady is appreciated. May be most she benifitted being in andamans for over 30 years. There should be an audio guide for each or few exhibits rather than she trying to tell us. in addition it should be left to the tourist to see things at their pace rather than the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A unique collection of driftwood, collected and finished painstakingly by Ms. Raji Punnoose over decades of her stay in Andamans with her husband who worked there at the port. She sees shapes and features in the fossilized rosewood pieces which an uninitiated eye would surely miss. She, in her abundant enthusiasm, points out a bird ready to launch into a... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

amazing what a vision bought a lady to do,being in anadamans and near to a very high seismic area,mrs raji punoose started collecting highly fossilized metal like wood in the sea that are arved by nature to various shapes and structures,itsa magnificant place where youll be astonished by wonders of nature, very small area, a minmal fees below 1 $... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The unique art gallery was indeed a visual feast for us . Mrs Raji Punnoose unleashed her creative propensity with utmost finesse. She transformed the fossilised driftwood into amazing animal&human forms! A place of great interest for the connoisseurs of art.A commendable, painstaking efforts.....Overwhelmingly awesome!

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

It was a wonderful experience. Admirable effort and insight. A great treasure to be preserved and built upon fort future

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This is quite an unique exibition of fossilised driftwood. The owner, Mrs. Raji Punnoose, is so passionate about this that you have to enjoy her short tour of the facility

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Bay Island is a unique museum of fossil wood depicting various creatures,gods,personalities etc. Mrs. Raji Punnoose, who runs this museum has taken great efforts in shaping these great exhibits from fossil wood for years together. Its a must see for all who needs inspiration from art and creativity. Its a masterpiece of collections from artistic point of view and one... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

If you are in Kumarakom, spend an hour visiting the Bay Island Driftwood museum. it is worth your time. The museum houses beautiful objects crafted by nature through centuries. They have been painstakingly recovered and preserved by Mrs. Raji Punnoose from the Bay Islands of Andaman. You would be fascinated by some of the sculptures. the lady is a bundle... More 

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Address: Chakranpadi | Kumarakom North, Kottayam, India
Phone Number: 0481 2526223
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kottayam

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