Mysore now has Sandalwood Museum to teach folks on its farming and advantages
One of the most popular products from Mysore in Karnataka is the sandalwood. The distinct aroma and health benefits of sandalwood from the southern Indian state attract millions of people around the world. Now you can not only observe sandalwood products, but also their history and cultivation.
India’s first sandalwood museum has now opened in Aranya Bhavan, Mysore, Karnataka, and will soon be inaugurated on November 25th by the Prime Minister of Karnataka.
The sandalwood museum is the first of its kind and offers tourists a lot of beauty and fragrance. It could also be reportedly shifting to the Mysore Palace premises, where one can witness the majestic Mysore Palace and explore the museum as well.
The Mysore Forestry Department has set up its first sandalwood museum on its premises and the Minister of Cooperation in Karnataka, ST Somashekhar, said the forestry department may soon move the museum to the Mysore Palace premises.
Visiting the museum is a great way to learn about sandalwood, where you can learn about its classification, agriculture, varieties, and more. The facility has decided to put up posters with information about the growth of sandalwood and its help in preventing disease.
Educating farmers and visitors about sandalwood
Deputy Forests Conservator (DCF) KC Prashanth Kumar also said they have already completed 80% of the work on the museum and that the chief minister of Karnataka, BS Yediyurappa, will inaugurate the museum post on November 25th.
There would be a separate room, auditorium, projector, and seating arrangement for visitors to learn more about sandalwood cultivation. “Visitors can also find out first-hand about interviews with successful sandalwood farmers, which are screened. Audio information about sandalwood would also be made available to visitors. “Said the deputy forest protection officer (DCF).
The forestry office is currently promoting sandalwood farming. Through this museum, visitors and farmers can get various information and tips on sandalwood cultivation.
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