Location: The Shembaganur Museum of Natural History is located at a short distance from the renowned Kodaikanal Lake. Lying along the Kodaikanal road, this museum is maintained by a theological institute, Sacred Heart College. Located at a distance of 6 km from the Kodaikanal bus station, this museum is easily accessible.
Description: A visit to the Shembaganur Museum of Natural History is worth a trip, especially for history buffs. Having a large collection of the specimens of moths, mammals, butterflies and snakes, this museum attracts anthropologists as well. A herbarium is also present within the complex that houses more than 2500 varieties of plants. Trees that are important scientifically are also planted here. In addition, this museum also has a collection of 300 species of timber.
Activities: While on a trip to this amazingly beautiful museum, tourists can also visit the Kodaikanal Lake. Offering a marvelous view of sunset, this lake is present amidst various peaks. Shopaholics can also delve in the activity of shopping and can buy homemade chocolates along with local handicrafts and artifacts. Being a tourist destination, this place is lined with innumerous markets. Therefore while on a trip to Kodaikanal, keep this museum on your must visit list.