Revi Karunakaran Memorial Museum

About Revi Karunakaran Memorial Museum:

Revi Karunakaran Memorial Museum is a privately owned museum located at Alappuzha, Kerala, India that displays decorative art and artifacts, including a large private collection of Swarovski crystals and ivory. Revi Karunakaran was the architect of the modernized coir industry of Kerala.

Revi karunakaran museum is located on the National Highway – 47 that passes through the city of Alappuzha.  It is located quite close to the powerhouse bridge.  This museum has been established by putting the items of antique and artistic values that were collected by Rev Karuna Karan during his lifetime. Karuna Karan was a renowned personality in the coir industry, but the collection of the antique and rare items was his passion. While strolling down the alleys of the museum, one wonders how difficult it is to take the gaze off the collector’s items of remarkable artistic value.

Mr. Revi Karunakaran will always be remembered for his passion and the massive role he played in improving the coir industry in Kerala. The museum built to showcase his art collection stands testament to a man with a fine eye and love for a multitude of art forms. The museum is among the primary attractions in Alappuzha. The ivory and crystal collections are among the largest of its kind. A collection of Tanjore paintings shine brightly on its catalogue along with a 200 sq. ft. mural made completely from vegetable dyes. Its special ‘Kerala Room’ has over 3800 unique pieces that chart the growth and evolution of our culture. It is an establishment that embodies a love for art and all that is relevant to our culture. Revi Karunakaran Museum Alleppey Entry Fee. 100 per person.

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The museum houses the paintings and other artistic works of the late artist Revi Karunakaran. The exhibits also include the paintings of his father, P. K. R. Nair, who was a well-known painter of the Kerala School of Art. The building has a picturesque landscape garden, and a library which houses over 7,000 books.
Best Time to Visit: December, January, Winter, February, March, Spring, April, May, June, July, Summer, August, September, Autumn, October, November, Monsoon
Location: Alappuzha, Kerala, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Cochin International Airport

The nearest Airport Cochin International Airport . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Cochin International Airport to Revi Karunakaran Memorial Museum is 81.5kms

Railway Station: Alappuzha Railway Station

The nearest Railway station Alappuzha Railway Station . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Alappuzha Railway Station to Revi Karunakaran Memorial Museum is 2.7kms

Bus Stand: Alappuzha KSRTC Bus Stand

The nearest Bus Stand is Alappuzha KSRTC Bus Stand . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Alappuzha KSRTC Bus Stand to Revi Karunakaran Memorial Museum  is 2.1kms

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