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Bay Island Driftwood Museum in Kerala!

By Siji Ram

Kumarakom is one of the best honeymoon destinations in Kerala. Known for its serene backwaters and houseboat cruises, this paradise of nature is one of the favourite places of travellers who visit Kerala.

When the backwaters of Kumarakom are quite familiar with tourists, there are several other attractions of the land that are not quite popular. One such attraction of the place is the Bay Island Driftwood Museum. Let us know more about this unique attraction.

The Driftwood Museum holds a collection of driftwood articles that are artistically made into various shapes and forms. These pieces are made of the roots and other pieces of wood that are brought to the shores by cyclones and other natural calamities, resulting in many pieces of driftwood being accumulated by the shore.

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These pieces of driftwood has been taken and moulded into different works of art using an innovative modern technique. This has resulted in several items that are displayed in the museum like animals, birds, amphibians, fishes and reptiles. The museum authority takes care of these pieces and maintains them by scraping, polishing, shaping and preserving the items that are displayed in the museum.

The museum is often visited by art lovers and students who find this unique method of sculpting very interesting to study. This museum which was opened in 2001, is one of the rare attractions of the place. The museum has also gotten into the Limca Book of Records in 2010 for being the only Driftwood Museum of India.

It is not always that you find such fragments and broken pieces of life being made into beautiful artistic wonders. Visit the Driftwood Museum at Kumarakom and be amazed by the artistic skills that has went into each piece here, making it perfect.

Other Attractions in Kumarakom

Some of the other attractions in Kumarakom that can be visited are Aruvikkuzhi Falls, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom Beach, Vembanad Lake, Jama Masjid, Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple and Vaikom Mahadeva Temple.

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Travel to this land of pristine beauty that is known for its stretches of palm trees, coconut groves and paddy fields. Enjoy a great vacation!

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