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Address: Chakranpadi | Kumarakom North, Kottayam, India
Phone Number: 0481 2526223
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Quirky, Unique, and Interesting

I could only spend 10 minutes here on my way to the railway station but I wish I'd spent a little more time admiring the various driftwood sculptures collected from around the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Driftwood Museum in Kumarakom is a unique museum based on fossilized wood collected by the owner during her time in Andamans. The concept is innovative and the efforts she has put into the exhibits is quite commendable. Many of the exhibits are indeed very beautiful and interesting. However, with the museum touted as one of the top attractions in the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I could only spend 10 minutes here on my way to the railway station but I wish I'd spent a little more time admiring the various driftwood sculptures collected from around the world in this quirky museum. The driftwood so collected have been sculpted into various forms such as flowers, animals, and humans and present an interesting and unique exhibit.

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Pune
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Must visit this museum during a trip to Kottayam/ Kumarakom area. Mrs Raji Punnose's enthusiasm and passion about the subject is very evident.

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Cochin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

A must visit place in Kottayam for all art lovers. The variety of driftwood collection in this room is just awesome. The person who takes care of this place is extremely knowledgeable and passionate as well. This is a rare museum. *Definintely worth a visit*

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Muscat, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Unique exibition of fossilised driftwood.Its a must see for all who needs inspiration from art and creativity.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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 17, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 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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