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Shembaganur Museum of Natural History

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5 Km From Kodaikanal Lake | 6 Km From Bus Stand, Kodaikanal, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting place with huge collection and preserved species of birds and snakes, butterflies, etc. There is no guide or assistance,

Thank deshvi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the exhibits are real as per the manager. And indeed, they are. Right from birds, tools and even snakes, they have preserved everything very nicely.

Thank tanveer1987
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This museum is maintained by the Sacred Heart College – Theological Seminary founded in 1895. It is devoted to archaeological remains and the flora and fauna of the hills. One of the best orchidoriums in the country with more that 300 species of orchids is...More

1  Thank Talent P
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Popular tourist place in kodaikanal at a d distance of about 6 km from kodaikanal lake. It is divided as anthropology, flora,fauna and handicrafts.

Thank jaga1997reddy
Reviewed 25 November 2017

This museum houses the collection of a single missionary who spent years in this place spreading the message of God. Their butterfly collection is worth looking at. It is not obvious how he could collect whale heads so far from the Sea.

Thank wallacejain
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The name Natural History Museum sounded so grand, but in reality its disappointed. I expected, from the name, that there will be objects, items displayed explaining the evolution and naturala history. But there was no effort of that sort - it was a collection of...More

Thank VikranthVasireddy
Reviewed 26 September 2017

One can't call the place as scientifically exhibited but one can be overcome with quantum and quality of the exhibits. Beautifully maintained and preserved the place is unique. Surely a must visit

Thank jacobt517
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Wow!!!!! Very tiny museum with a lot to offer!!! Tucked away from the main road on the way down from Kodaikanal towards the Silver Cascade Falls, this nice place is not all that frequented by many tourists, I believe. Because, this was one attraction that...More

1  Thank SandyWest
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Not a must do, but you can visit it if you have spare time. Please note that this place close at 6 PM, so reach before that

1  Thank Sumitkumar_13
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This Museum houses an Orchidarium which has a collection of around 300 species of exotic and Indigenous orchids.The museum also preserves fossils along with wide varieties of flora and fauna.

1  Thank khan25kareena
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