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Address: Chakranpadi | Kumarakom North, Kottayam, India
Phone Number: 0481 2526223
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Must visit this museum during a trip to Kottayam/ Kumarakom area. Mrs Raji Punnose's enthusiasm and passion about the subject is very evident.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

Thank CaptJackSparrowPune
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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*

Thank kevinjohn1991
Muscat, Oman
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106 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

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

Thank Sanusc
Kochi (Cochin), India
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank drsunilam
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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 

9 Thank mannaiprak
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 

9 Thank venug
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

8 Thank Satish_Joshi
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
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 

Thank Arun Alex E
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4 reviews
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!

Thank Madhumita D
Kochi (Cochin), India
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

1 Thank Marinarajan

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