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Address: Chakranpadi | Kumarakom North, Kottayam, India
Phone Number: +91 481 252 6223
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Unexpected and amazing interpretation of fossilized rose wood

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 14, 2016
SusmitaPruthi
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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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.

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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!

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Bhopal
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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 

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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 

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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.

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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.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

Unique museum of drift wood collection. The items on display are fossilized and collected by the owner itself from Andaman. Good museum for art lovers. Not much activities for children though. A good museum.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016

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, India
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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