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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the famous museums in Ooty?

Vineet Sharma DEC 10 2012
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So history and art fascinate you immensely. We are sure then that Ooty is a place that gives you ample of scope to admire and cherish its culture through its museums. Let us read on.

  • Government Museum
    Located on Mysore Road, about 2 Kms from Udhagamandalam, this is perfect storehouse of the art and ecology of the region. The museum is particularly known for its display of the life, culture and society of the native Toda tribe which is presently on the verge of extinction.
    So crafts, sculptures, tribal objects, all find their significant place in this museum. The museum remains open on all days, except Fridays, second Saturdays and on National Holidays from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm

  • Wax World Museum
    This awesome storehouse of art and culture is harboured in an antique, 142-year old bungalow. Situated in Coonoor city on the Coonoor Road, about 19 km from Ooty Bus Stand, Wax World lives adequately to its name and is really a wax museum that has wax statues which act as emblems of Indian heritage, culture and history. Trust us, the 20 odd life-size wax statues of great personalities such as Mahatma Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Mother Teresa will leave you speechless.
    The art gallery is easily accessible as it is quite close to the Ooty Bus Stand, and on a pleasant day, you can try walking to it.
    The entry fee is merely INR 20, and if you are carrying a still camera, you will have to shell out INR 5 extra. The museum takes about 20 minutes to be covered.

  • Tribal Museum
    Situated almost 10 km from the main town of Ooty, the museum is located in Muthorai Palada. As such, the museum is actually a part of the campus of Tribal Research Centre. The amazing collection of rare artefacts, paintings, memoirs and crafts of many tribal groups of Tamil Nadu and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Moreover, you get a glimpse of primitive human life in the anthropological and archaeological records in the museum.
    This government-run arthouse does not charge any entry fee, and is available to visitors from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm on all days except on Fridays, second Saturdays and during National Public Holidays.

Go have a slice of history and culture in the magnificent city of Ooty.

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