The Mysore city is famous for many things including the beautiful Mysore palace, melt-in-the-mouth Mysore Paks, yoga retreats and of course larger-than-life Dussehra celebrations. Now the tourists will get another reason to head to Mysore as it is going to be the home to the first sandalwood museum in India.
If the fragrance of sandalwood attracts you then check out the sandalwood products and learn about its cultivation and history at India’s first sandalwood museum. The distinct fragrance of sandalwood in soaps and oils attracts people from across the world to Mysore in Karnataka. This first of a kind museum has been set by the Mysuru Forest Division at the Sandalwood Depot in Aranya Bhavan, Mysuru. It is going to be inaugurated by Chief Minister - Yediyurappa after November 25. This first of a kind sandalwood museum that will offer a lot of beauty and fragrance to tourists. In Fact the museum might get shifted to the Mysuru palace where visitors can explore the museum when they visit the prestigious palace premises. Keep reading the blog to know more about the sandalwood museum.
Sandalwood Museum in Mysore
The forest division of Mysore has set up India’s first Sandalwood Museum on its premises. Travellers can learn about sandalwood classification (varieties of sandalwood), its farming methods and more from this museum. It will also display posters with information about sandalwood growth and its role in prevention of diseases. Additionally it also has an auditorium, projector and seating arrangement for visitors to learn about sandalwood cultivation and interviews of sandalwood growers.
The visitors can also have first-hand information about it through interviews of successful sandalwood growers which would be screened. Audio information pertaining to sandalwood would also be provided to the visitors. The forest department currently encourages sandalwood farming. Through this museum visitors and farmers can get various tips and information about sandalwood cultivation. Besides this a 3D model of sandalwood sculpture would also be displayed at this Museum.
Mysore is already popular for being one of the largest producers of sandalwood in the world. Currently the government is motivating its farmers to cultivate sandal trees. The museum will also provide support to the farmers by giving them technical support, sharing information on the availability of saplings, educating them on marketing techniques and other necessary information.
How to reach
Mysore is one of the popular tourist destinations in India as well as the cultural capital of the Indian state Karnataka. Travellers prefer exploring this city for its rich culture, magnificent palaces and vibrant art scene. Read below to know about how to reach Mysore in detail:
By air: Mysore airport is the nearest airport located approximately 11km away from the museum. From the airport, you can take a taxi that can take you to the museum directly.
By rail: Mysore is very well connected by rail throughout the region and the railway station is just about 2 kilometres from the city centre. The Mysore Junction (MYS) is a railway station that is a part of the South Western Railway in India. Trains originating from different parts of the country halt at this prominent railway station. Here is a list of trains between Bengaluru and Mysore. You can take a taxi from the station to reach the museum directly.
By road: Mysore is easily accessible by road from many cities in India. Mysore is also well-connected to cities like Chennai, Cochin, Kottayam, Mumbai, Goa, Coorg and Ooty. There are many state-run buses that are running between the nearby cities. A lot of privately-operated buses also ply these routes.
So, the next time you visit Mysuru, head to the Mysuru palace premises to tour India’s first Sandalwood Museum. Stay tuned the Trainman blog to know the latest updates on railways and COVID-19 virus. For a quick ticket booking experience book your train tickets through Trainman app. Download Trainman App and check PNR Status of the ticket booked, Seat Availability, Train Inquiry and a lot more exciting features.