GOVERNMENT MUSEUMS AT OOTY, PUDUKKOTTAI, VELLORE AND SALEM
Maintained By : Government Of Tamil Nadu
The government of Tamil Nadu
maintains the museums at
Salem. They are quite famous about the
collections that they house and often visited by tourists.
The Government Museum At Ooty
The government museum, Mysore Road, Ooty has items of tribal objects, district's ecological details and representative sculptural arts and crafts of Tamil Nadu. It was set up in 1989, with a view to provide education benefits to the residing and visiting population of Nilgiris district.
Timings: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Closed On: Fridays, Second Saturdays and National Holidays
The Government Museum At Pudukkottai
Situated at Thirukokarnam, the museum is at a distance of 5-km, from Pudukkottai railway station. The rare collections in the section of Geology, Zoology, Paintings, Anthropology, Epigraphy, Historical Records, etc. are very interesting. The fine sculptures and bronzes of various periods are the attractive items of the museum.
Timings: 8.00 am to 11.30 am and 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Closed On: Mondays and government holidays
The Government Museum At Vellore
Situated adjacent to the main bus stand in the Lakshmanaswamy Town hall, is a multi purpose museum maintained by the Department of Museums of Tamil Nadu Government. It treasures ancient and present day articles relating to Anthropology, Art and Archaeology, Botany, Geology, Numismatics, Pre-history, Zoology, etc. The historical monuments of the erstwhile composite North Arcot district are gracefully depicted in the gallery.
Timings: 9.00 a.m - 12.00 noon and 2 p.m - 5 p.m
The Government Museum At Salem
The government museum at Salem contains valuable collections of terracottas and sculptures.
HOW TO GET THERE
The nearest airport is at Coimbatore (100-km). Ooty on the narrow gauge railway is connected to Mettupalayam, which is directly connected to Coimbatore and Chennai on the broad gauge. There are regular bus services connecting Ooty to Coimbatore, Trichy, Bangalore, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Mysore, Calicut, Tirupati etc.
The nearest airport is at Trichy. Pudukkottai is well connected by rail and road with the important towns and cities within and beyond the state.
The nearest airport is at Chennai (140km). Vellore's main railway station is 5-km north at Katpadi. Vellore is well connected by road with the important towns and cities within and beyond the state.
The nearest airport is at Trichy. Salem has its railway station and trains run from it to all the major cities in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. By bus also Salem is connected to all major cities in Tamil Nadu.
WHERE TO STAY
Accommodation is available at the moderate and small budgeted hotels in Ooty, Pudukkottai, Vellore and Salem. At Ooty and Salem, luxurious hotels are also available for tourists.