Lesser-known yet impressive museum in Kodaikanal is Shembaganur Museum of Natural History. Far away from the clamorous surrounding and milling crowd, the museum is located in the near proximity to Kodaikanal Lake. This 123-year old museum is one of the best tourist attraction in Kodaikanal for the people who love to spend some time in the lap of history along with serenity. It boasts an incredible collection of taxidermy of over 500 species of insects, birds, and animals for tourists to explore. In company with that, the repository also has an orchidarium - a home to exotic Orchids and that too of more than 300 species. Not confined to these, the place is also popularly known for housing a large number of specimens of various wildlife creatures like snakes, moths, mammals, and butterflies that altogether give tourists some informative knowledge about their life cycle. Other highlights of this wonderful place are the display of the growth of the human baby inside a womb alongside archaeological treasure and collection of coins. On top of that, artefacts related to Paliyar tribes also awaits tourists to lure with their historical beauty. Overall, it is one of the must-go places, and thus, can be your perfect informative escape in Kodaikanal for a day out with your kids.
All Days except Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Highlights of the Museum
- Fossils of various wildlife creatures
- Growth of Human Baby Inside a Womb