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Revi Karunakaran Museum, Alappuzha

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Admire artwork and learn about local industry at Revi Karunakaran Museum, a diverse personal art collection belonging to an industrialist near Alappuzha, on National Highway 47. A fine ivory and a porcelain collection, crystal wares, Thanjavur paintings, and antique furniture pieces are among 3,800 artifacts displayed over some 929 sq m (10,000 sq ft) of exhibition space. The museum's centerpieces include a large mural depicting the social and cultural heritage of India, made solely from vegetable dyes, and a shiny old-time Buick Super, which belonged to the late owner’s father. Add Revi Karunakaran Museum to your Alappuzha travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Alappuzha trip itinerary maker.
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  • We had done visiting all the places in Allepey and still had few more hours for our train.. wondering what to do/where to go.. our driver suggested us to visit a museum.. So me and my husband went to ...  more »
  • Its a private museum, in the memory of Ravi KarunakaraN the ever biggest coir business personalty ,30000 sq feet area ,,full of elephant teeth tiny statues ,Crystal articles ,kerala pavilion,simply be...  more »
  • When we went to see this museum we had no idea of what a great treat lay in store for us!! This little known museum is a fairly new one established by Mrs.Betty Karan in memory of her husband. It has ...  more »
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  • It is a must go place, if you don't go there then I don't think you need to see anything, its just brilliant, its a private museum but the stuff they have is so much that even government museum cannot afford them. It have I think india's largest ivory collection. Its just a must see place. And i assure you that you will get speechless after that visit. The cameras are not allowed
  • A good collection of items ranging from ivory carvings to swarowski crystals. Entry is rs. 200 per head. Footwear should be left outside. The groundfloor displays an antique Buick car and some beautiful furniture imported from Sri Lanka, Hungary etc. The first floor displays some priceless ivory pieces. A whole section is dedicated to swarowski crystals of all types. There is a section for art from kerala. Overall it's worth a visit and one can spend 1 to 2 hours here easily.
  • If you are going to Alleppey,you must go this place.you will see the three generation collection of Mr.Ravi Karunakaran family which worth around 800 crore.It's a private museum where you will see the Ivor pieces, Swarovski crystal collection ,antiquities and historic cultural painting.Photography is not allowed inside the museum.
  • A place full of greenery and historical artifacts !! lovely place to visit..!!" "It has got a good collection of items in the museum, and the ambience is good." meuseum contains a wide variety of cristal peases collected from different countries....
  • Lovely place... People should not miss this place , if happened to go to alleppy.... Monday holiday Art work on ivory is unbelievable.... particularly facial expression to be noted Good staff Photography strictly not allowed inside...but clicking outside is marvelous...