How about clicking a photo with a freedom fighter or the former President Barack Obama in Ooty? Does that excite you? Then head to the Wax museum, developed on the 130-year old colonial mansion on the Ooty- Coonoor road, located just about two kilometers away from Ooty city.
This museum, inaugurated in 2007, has beautiful statues of freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi, Subash Chandra Bose, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Gopal Krishna Gokhale. It also has the idols of former American President Barack Obama, Former Indian President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, renowned personalities like Chhatrapati Shivaji, Rabindranath Tagore, VishveshwaryaMother Theresa, and even the Indian bandit, Veerappan. There are also statues of idols like Lord Krishna and Sai Baba of Shirdi. For creating social awareness, there is also an idol created to show the ill effects of drunken driving. Children will get a chance to see their life heroes who were familiar only through their history textbooks. There is also a wax statue of an Arab man smoking hookah. People also buy scented candles from this museum.
It also represents the culture of India and its village lifestyle. People engaging in agricultural activities and pottery are carved out in wax which is beyond beauty. The museum was ideated by an IIT professional and businessman, Shreeji Bhaskaran.
There are separate entry fees for adults and children and a separate amount needs to be paid for videography and camera inside the museum. You can enter the museum between 9.00 am and 8.00 pm.
There are accommodations and hotels available near the museum.