Around 4 km from Kodaikanal, eastwards downhill from the main town, the Sacred Heart Natural Science museum is an enthralling mix of natural biology of the region, both in attractive and gory form. One of the main tourist attractions in Kodaikanal, this museum houses an exceptional collection of over 500 species of birds, insects and animals as well as another exquisite collection of flora of more than 300 orchid species. Slightly daunting but highly informative, this museum also has on display a collection of ancient artifacts of the people of Palaiyar tribe who resided here.
The collection at Sacred Heart Natural Science museum has been put together in a span of around 100 years by the caretakers. You can see a variety of bottled giant moths, human embryos, snakes, stuffed animals and photographs of priests. The museum also has Kurinji flowers on display. This flowers blossoms only once in 12 years.
Approx Visit Duration: 1 hour