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Bay Island Driftwood Museum

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Address: Chakranpadi | Kumarakom North, Kottayam, India
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+91 481 252 6223

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This museum is something really unique which the owner has actually put together in a singular effort. She has collected the fossilized drift woods and through her creative vision... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Noida, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our visit to the Driftwood Museum. The museum curator has put together an amazing collection of various kinds of driftwood sculptures, collected over an extended period from the Andaman island after mini-tsunamis washed them ashore, which were a sight to behold. Truly unique collection!

Thank VInMakh
Noida, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is something really unique which the owner has actually put together in a singular effort. She has collected the fossilized drift woods and through her creative vision she has been able to spot the the outlines of various physical aspects around us (animals, birds, human faces, other creatures). The drift wood pieces have acquired those shapes just by... More 

1 Thank mishra712
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

The owner is very informative about her collection. The pieces are truly unique and worth visiting!!

1 Thank jenifer_amrita
New Delhi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Mrs. Raji's collection of rare driftwood art pieces collected from the Andaman islands is a unique concept. Raji herself takes you around to see some of her prized collections. A must see destination for tourists visiting Kerala backwaters.

1 Thank vmahajan1957
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

A lady's personal passion of visualizing and converting drift wood (unearthed from unknown small tsunamis in the Andaman island region) is just amazing. It is a must see at Kumarakom. Unfortunate that the Supreme Court directive post the 2004 tsunami does not allow her to continue her scavenging. Proud to be Indian.

1 Thank SusmitaPruthi
Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

The lady who runs this makes this an experience worth dropping in on! It is very near to kumarakom rather than kottayam, so if your driving by then drop in. She has gathered lots of pieces of drift wood which she has interpreted into animals and done some poems about!

1 Thank Izzy-4ilr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Bay Island Driftwood Museum is situated in Kumarakom, District Kottayam, Kerala. Easily accessible from Kumarakom and Kottayam as Kerala Transport busses are frequently available. This museum is managed by a Trust and it was founded by Mrs. Reno Punnose a didicated lady. As she had never seen any art college or institutions but during her stay in Andaman and Nicobar... More 

2 Thank Rizwanuddin
Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

I too have a habit of collecting drift woods, I won't shape it but just preserve it as such. In Bay Island Museum few of the items are shaped carefully and the items are displayed in style. Not only local driftwood collectors, foreign tourists who are interested in collecting drift woods will find this museum attractive. The brain behind this... More 

1 Thank Jojijoseph2005
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

It is a vary unique place to be. A lot of hard work has been put into the making and development of this museum. The lady at the museum has endless stories about every artifact. Each item there is a beautiful work of nature. One of the best things to do in Kumarakom for sure.

1 Thank Anantvarman P
Bengaluru, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

This collection of driftwood is imaginatively shaped into various things by the lady curator. Bit of a lecturer. Rating: So So.

1 Thank Srinivasan J

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