Sacred Heart Natural Science Museum

Museum in Kodaikanal (Kodai)

In the grounds of a former Jesuit seminary 4km downhill east of town, this museum has a ghoulishly intriguing miscellany of flora and fauna put together over more than 100 years by priests and trainees. Displays range over bottled snakes, human embryos (!), giant moths and stuffed animal carcasses. You can also see pressed famous kurinji flowers (Strobilanthes kunthiana).