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Shenbaganur Museum, Kodaikanal Tourist Attraction

Shenbaganur Museum Kodaikanal Entry Fee

  • 2 per person

Shenbaganur Museum Kodaikanal Phone

04542 241 201

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Shenbaganur Museum Kodaikanal Address: 5.6 kms lake Father Ugarthe, Kodaikanal, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, 624101, India

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Shenbaganur Museum Kodaikanal Timings

Day Timing
Monday 10:00 am – 11:30 am
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 11:30 am
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wedesday 10:00 am – 11:30 am
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 11:30 am
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 11:30 am
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 11:30 am
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 11:30 am
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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One of the popular tourist spots in Kodaikanal, Shenbaganur Museum is a place that makes for an interesting visit. Located at a distance of 5.6 Km from the Kodaikanal Lake, the museum is one of the best orchidoriums in the country. It is now maintained by the Sacred Heart College – Theological Seminary which was founded in year of 1895. The Museum came into its present being because of the efforts of a Spanish Father E. Ugarthe. He took control in 1951 from its creator A. Anglade. A compilation of past collections along with of butterflies, moths and birds by teams of students was initiated. A brief description of the museum’s assets was given by Ugarte in the year of 1963 which has been published as 'A Museum of the Palanis'. Before this, there was a record called 'The Botanical inventory in the Museum' which was by Father KM Mathew in 1954.

Major holdings of the museum can be divided into categories of Anthropology, Flora & Fauna and Handicrafts. The museum has a herbarium which has almost 2500 varieties of plants along with a huge garden. The Orchidoriums here boasts of almost to 300 species of trees and flower plants. The museum has compilation of varied kinds of butterflies, moths, snakes and mammals. You will also find two outsized papier mache assistance maps at the museum. One presents the entire Palani range while the other presents you with an idea of natural formations, geological characteristics and economic developments in and around Kodai. One can notice everything related to Kodaikanal through these maps.

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