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Shembaganur Museum of Natural History

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Address: 5 Km From Kodaikanal Lake | 6 Km From Bus Stand, Kodaikanal, India
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3-Night Private Tour of Kodaikanal from Madurai
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Must see museum - very informative

Its a wonderful Museum and kids will love to see the Birds, animals , raptiles and other species kept at the museum. They also have fossils, shells , coins, etc. small but very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mehulshah77
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Mumbai
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Mumbai
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a wonderful Museum and kids will love to see the Birds, animals , raptiles and other species kept at the museum. They also have fossils, shells , coins, etc. small but very informative.

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Hyderabad, India
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

dont miss this site if you go with kids if you from life science you may not like to move fast from here excellent collection of species of founa

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Pune, India
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I feel not worthy visiting this place. Nothing much to see or enjoy. Just for the sake of going you can have a look.

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Thank SantoshkPadhi
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

The place displays a range of flora and fauna. They also have biological specimen display. The entry fee is low and it is a good knowledge hub for children and family

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Thank veani j
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2017

A good museum. Stuffed animals, birds, reptiles, bone parts of large fish species, A nice place to visit if kids and childrens are with you.

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Bengaluru, India
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Visit if u have time to spend otherwise u can skip. Nothing worth mentioning about this place. Has a display of animals in and around Kodai area

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Thank BeShubha
Thane, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The information and details of different animals is very well described. Well preserved animals shells and bones. Stage wise growth of a baby display.

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Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This museum was made by the german christian missionaries having a good collection of biological specimens , coins and archaeological treasures.One visiting this museum can understand the importance of kodaikanal as a wildlife area , with wild dog, bear, leopard, jackal, civet, otter, porcupine, bison and varieties of birds like alexandrine parakeet, fish owl etc. I will visit this place... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Shembaganur Museum of Natural History at Kodaikanal is very interesting and informative with its collection of flora and fauna of the area.The collection there includes numerous types of orchids, stuffed birds,snakes,mammals, artifacts made by the ancestors of the Paliyan Tribes, herbarium with a collection of about 2500 varities of plants - the attractions in the museum are manifold. The two... More 

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Sivakasi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

It was very nice visit and everybody enjoyed the rare stuffed species. Skins of large snakes, embryos of animals, boar heads, birds etc everything was worth the visit especially for curious children. We were told that the species here were more than 100 years old.

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