Gass Forest Museum - Coimbatore

4 hr

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On this tour visit  a Natural History museum that is more than a century old. It was established in 1902 by Horace Archibald Gass, the then Conservator of Forests in Coimbatore. Today the museum is a part of the Tamil Nadu Forest Academy and has over 4,000 exhibits that cover various aspects of forestry and range from insects and animals to timber and non-timber items produced from forests. It is housed in a heritage, colonial...
On this tour visit  a Natural History museum that is more than a century old. It was established in 1902 by Horace Archibald Gass, the then Conservator of Forests in Coimbatore. Today the museum is a part of the Tamil Nadu Forest Academy and has over 4,000 exhibits that cover various aspects of forestry and range from insects and animals to timber and non-timber items produced from forests. It is housed in a heritage, colonial style building that is over a century old.

Highlights
• Heritage building of the museum
• Stuffed Indian Bison
• Cross-section of a 456 year old teak tree
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Itinerary Details

You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the museum that is located within the city of Coimbatore.

The century old building that houses the museum stands on the grounds of a lush green campus. As you enter the museum you will notice the life-sized, stuffed Indian Bison that was presented by the last Maharaja of Mysore. The museum has a rich collection of birds and animals like leopard, gazelle, peacock, kingfisher, cormorant, hawks and eagles.

You can visit a timber library that has over 600 species of timber as well as see a host of non-timber items produced from forests. The collection includes gums, resins, oils, tar and rubber. Every part of the tree,  ranging from fruits, leaves, seeds and bark is on display here. The museum also has a rich collection of rocks and soil samples collected from all over the world. One of the...
You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the museum that is located within the city of Coimbatore.

The century old building that houses the museum stands on the grounds of a lush green campus. As you enter the museum you will notice the life-sized, stuffed Indian Bison that was presented by the last Maharaja of Mysore. The museum has a rich collection of birds and animals like leopard, gazelle, peacock, kingfisher, cormorant, hawks and eagles.

You can visit a timber library that has over 600 species of timber as well as see a host of non-timber items produced from forests. The collection includes gums, resins, oils, tar and rubber. Every part of the tree,  ranging from fruits, leaves, seeds and bark is on display here. The museum also has a rich collection of rocks and soil samples collected from all over the world. One of the notable highlights of the museum is a cross-section of a 456 year old teak tree. The museum also has a large collection of insects and butterflies. Articles manufactured from forest products are also on display here.

After the visit to the museum, enjoy lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant. After lunch you will be dropped back at your hotel.

Important Details

Included
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Not Included
  • Guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food or drink, unless specified
Departure Point
Your hotel in the city of Coimbatore
9:00 AM
Return Details
Same as departure location
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women and people with back problems.
  • Consider wearing comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
  • Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.
  • Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.