Vasuki Indicus : Fossil Of An Ancient Giant Snake Found In India

A new genus and species of giant madtsoiid snake that lived in what is now India around 47 million years ago (early Middle Eocene epoch) has been identified from a partial vertebral column unearthed in the Indian state of Gujarat. Scientifically named Vasuki indicus, the new species thrived during a warm geological interval with average temperatures estimated at?28 degrees Celsius. The ancient snake was part of Madtsoiidae, an extinct group of primarily Gondwanan land snakes with a temporal range spanning about 100 million years from the Late Cretaceous epoch to the Late Pleistocene.

“The Madtsoiidae family existed for around 100 million years from the Late Cretaceous to the Late Pleistocene and lived in a broad geographical range including Africa, Europe, and India,‚ÄĚ said Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee paleontologists Debajit Datta and Sunil Bajpai. ‚ÄúVasuki indicus represents a lineage of large madtsoiids that originated in the Indian subcontinent and spread via southern Europe to Africa during the Eocene, approximately 56 to 34 million years ago.‚ÄĚ

A series of 27 mostly well-preserved vertebrae from a fully-grown¬†Vasuki indicus was recovered from the Panandhro Lignite Mine, which is part of the Naredi Formation in the Gujarat state, western India. The vertebrae measure between 3.75 and 6.3 cm (1.5-2.5 inches) in length and 6.24 and 11.14 cm (2.5-4.4 inches) in width, suggesting a broad, cylindrical body. Vasuki indicus reached an estimated length of between 11 and 15 m (36-49 feet), making this species the largest known madtsoiid snake. ‚ÄúThis is comparable in size to the longest known snake to have ever lived, the extinct¬†Titanoboa,‚ÄĚ the researchers said. ‚ÄúThe large size of¬†Vasuki indicus¬†made it a slow-moving, ambush predator akin to an anaconda.‚ÄĚ

Abandoned Places : SS Ayrfield, Sydney Harbour

The area of Homebush Bay was once an industrial crossroads of¬†Sydney, filled with ships transporting coal and oil during the early 20th century. Unfortunately, the waters soon became contaminated and toxic (probably because of all that coal and oil), a problem that only got solved after the commercial boom following the 2000 Olympics. The area is now a fully-functional residential suburb, but you can still catch a few glimpses of Homebush Bay‚Äôs industrial past‚ÄĒand they‚Äôre much prettier than you might think. Most notably is the¬†SS Ayrfield, a rusted abandoned freighter that has miraculously become overgrown with mangrove trees.

The SS Ayrfield’s fate was sealed. After 60 years of faithful service, having been built in Scotland and sailed to Australia, then used as a transport supply boat to US troops in the Pacific in World War II, and then retired, as such, to run coal from Newcastle to Sydney for the rest of its working life, the cargo ship was destined for the scrap heap. But something happened in the weeks the Ayrfield was floating in the bay, waiting to meet its fate. The value of scrap metal plummeted and the wrecking yards went out of business. There was no one left to deal with the Ayrfield, and indeed no one left to care for Homebush Bay at all. So it just sat there.

It has since partially sunk & rusted. It lies in a group of at least seven rusted hulks that still rest in plain sight in one of the world’s most beautiful waterways. The SS Ayrfield was one of several vessels due for wrecking that were just never wrecked, and which have now become part of the harbour seascape, as much a part of Homebush Bay as the mangroves that grow from within it.

Tottenham Hotspurs 2 Arsenal 3

Arsenal overcame the hurdle of a north London derby and an anxious finale to maintain momentum in the Premier League title pursuit with a vital victory at Tottenham. Mikel Arteta’s side moved four points clear at the top of the Premier League, with second-place Manchester City, who have two games in hand, playing in the later kick-off at Nottingham Forest (16:30 BST). The Gunners’ meeting with their bitter rivals was seen as arguably the most treacherous of their remaining fixtures, but they took ruthless advantage of Spurs’ defensive flaws to establish a three-goal lead by half-time.

Arsenal were then thrown off course when a dreadful clearance by goalkeeper David Raya presented Cristian Romero with a goal after 64 minutes, the nerves really jangling when Heung-min Son scored from the spot three minutes from the end of normal time after Declan Rice fouled Ben Davies. It was all so different when Arsenal went ahead after 15 minutes as the recalled Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg glanced Bukayo Saka’s corner into his own net, the England forward crowning a sweeping counter-attack with a smooth finish for the second after 27 minutes. Spurs, who saw Micky van de Ven’s goal ruled out for a marginal offside with the score 1-0, were infuriated as they claimed Leandro Trossard had fouled Dejan Kulusevski before Saka scored, and were even more frustrated when the unmarked Kai Havertz headed in Arsenal’s third from another corner seven minutes before the break.

Arsenal were then content to see out the victory, only for Raya to give Spurs hope by sending a clearance straight to Romero. An unlikely comeback seemed on when Son scored from the spot but Arteta’s side were able to close out the game, denting their arch-rivals’ hopes of a top-four finish. Spurs remain in fifth place in the Premier League, seven points behind Aston Villa with two games in hand.

The Top 10 Largest Islands In The World By Land Area

The top 10 largest islands in the world by land area:

  1. Greenland – Technically an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark, Greenland is the largest island in the world, spanning approximately 2,166,086 square kilometers.
  2. New Guinea – The second largest island in the world, divided between Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, covering around 785,753 square kilometers.
  3. Borneo – Shared by three countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei, Borneo occupies approximately 748,168 square kilometers.
  4. Madagascar – Situated off the southeastern coast of Africa, Madagascar is the fourth largest island globally, with an area of about 587,713 square kilometers.
  5. Baffin Island – Located in Canada’s Nunavut territory, Baffin Island ranks as the largest island in Canada and the fifth largest in the world, covering around 507,451 square kilometers.
  6. Sumatra – The sixth largest island globally, Sumatra is part of Indonesia, with an area of approximately 443,066 square kilometers.
  7. Honshu – The largest island of Japan, Honshu spans about 227,898 square kilometers.
  8. Victoria Island – Situated in the Arctic Archipelago, Victoria Island is part of Canada and covers around 217,291 square kilometers.
  9. Great Britain – The largest island of the British Isles, Great Britain comprises the countries of England, Scotland, and Wales, spanning approximately 209,331 square kilometers.
  10. Ellesmere Island – Also part of the Arctic Archipelago and within Canada’s Nunavut territory, Ellesmere Island is the tenth largest island globally, covering around 196,236 square kilometers.

Honey Garlic Sauce Recipe

This Honey Garlic Salmon recipe is all about the sauce. Just four simple pantry essentials in the right proportions ‚Äď soy sauce, honey, garlic and vinegar.

Ingredients

SALMON

  • 4¬†(6 oz each)¬†salmon filets
  • 1/2¬†tsp¬†kosher salt
  • 1/2¬†tsp¬†black pepper
  • 1/2¬†tsp¬†smoked paprika¬†(or regular paprika)
  • 1/4¬†tsp¬†blackening seasoning¬†(optional)

SAUCE

  • 3¬†Tbsp¬†butter
  • 2¬†tsp¬†olive oil
  • 6¬†cloves¬†garlic¬†minced
  • 1/2¬†cup¬†honey
  • 3¬†Tbsp¬†water
  • 3¬†Tbsp¬†soy sauce
  • 1¬†Tbsp¬†sriracha sauce
  • 2¬†Tbsp¬†lemon juice

Instructions

  • Pat salmon dry, then season with salt, pepper, paprika and blackening seasoning (if using). Set aside.
  • IMPORTANT: Adjust oven rack to middle position, then preheat broiler. If you broil this with the rack up high the sauce will burn.
  • Add butter and oil to a large, oven-safe skillet over MED-HIGH heat. Once butter is melted, add garlic, water, soy sauce, sriracha, honey and lemon juice and cook 30 seconds or so, until sauce is heated through.
  • Add salmon, skin side down (if using salmon with skin), and cook 3 minutes. While salmon cooks, baste frequently with sauce from the pan by spooning it over the top of the salmon.
  • Broil salmon for 5-6 minutes, basting with sauce once during the broil, until salmon is caramelized and cooked to desired doneness.
  • Garnish with minced parsley if desired.

Four Weird Laws In Uzbekistan

From 1 April, teachers have worn the mandatory outfit selected by their school management. Some schools have introduced simple single-color dresses. Others have chosen white tops and black skirts, or trousers for the men. The Education Ministry’s decree says that in addition to looking modest, teachers must refrain from wearing makeup and jewelry.

The government has placed a ban on riding motorcycles in the capital. Police and security officials have reasoned such bans will help improve security. But journalists say that many of the decisions are simply the result of caprice and laziness on the part of some government officials.

Moviegoers throughout the country will not be able to see “The Turkish Gambit,” a new historical thriller from Russia. Uzbeks had eagerly awaited the arrival of “The Turkish Gambit,” a new Russian film that has proved a popular hit in many post-Soviet republics and has been heavily advertised on television and radio. Uzbek interest in the film was especially high because its director, Janik Fayziev, is a native of Tashkent and the son of a popular Uzbek actress, Oydin Norbaeva. But “The Turkish Gambit” is the second Russian production to be banned in Uzbekistan in the past several months. Last autumn, Uzbek authorities blocked the broadcast of the Russian soap opera “Twins.”

Criminal Code 1994, Article 120 Homosexual Intercourse : Article 120 punishes ‚Äėvoluntary sexual intercourse of two male individuals‚Äô with up to three years‚Äô imprisonment. The law applies to men only.

Long Break From Work As I Get 5 Days Off

So this week has been an odd one. This week and the next being very light in terms of work, I thought it would be a nice time to take a couple of days off to rest and recharge. My initial plan was the take Wednesday i.e, yesterday the 25th of April off and the 26th was a holiday anyways being the election day for the state. And ofcourse I could combine it with Saturday and Sunday and have a relaxing four days off. However as there was a program at the office scheduled for Thursday, I as told to take Monday off and relax for 4 days.

Well, health intervened as On Tuesday I fell ill. Due to or atleast aided on by the dust that seemed to be coming in through the vents at the office and perhaps that it was a bit more colder than I expected or like, I started sneezing very badly and by late night I had a bad case of the head cold. Wednesday morning I woke up with a fever and I took a sick day. Thursday I wasn’t that recovered and therefore I took yesterday off as well. Waking up late, sleeping in the afternoon and not doing much other than being online and drinking loads of hot coffee.

Today I am much better so I do have 3 days to enjoy myself. I was planning on going out today but changed my mind at the last minute. I just stayed in and watched a movie – Goodfellas – and took it easy Light lunch and light dinner as we did have some KFC for dinner a day earlier. Tomorrow I might step out for a little while an maybe drop in to Starbucks and have a little chill out drinking a frappe.

Scariest Places In The World : The Dark Star Caves, Uzbekistan

One of the vast caverns in Dark Star is a scary places ‚Äď a huge cave system tucked inside the Baisun-Tau mountain range in an isolated region of Uzbekistan. Political instability and its remote location have kept the depths of Dark Star (named after a 1974 sci-fi comedy film) hidden from human eyes. But in 1990, a British team managed to reach one of the entrancesand so exploration of this dark underworld began. Around 17km of passages, along with additional entrances, have since been discovered, but all of the openings sit halfway up a 200m-high limestone cliff. And just getting to the base camp at its foot is a long and treacherous journey.

160km along part of the ancient Silk Road towards Samarqand, at the foot of the Baisun-Tau mountain range. More is known about the relief of Mars than about what is hidden under the surface of the Earth. Kruber Cave in the Republic of Georgia is currently the deepest known cave, reaching 7208 feet. But Dark Star, with so many areas yet to be explored, is a prime candidate for this title. To date, eight expeditions have identified nearly 11 miles of Dark Star passages, the deepest of which is about 3,000 feet below the earth’s surface. As you might expect from a cave system so big, it’s dark. Really dark. The light from the surface is mostly absorbed and diffused by the time you get into the lower cave, leaving you in total darkness.

And though the caves have been fully mapped, unless you’re a professional with deep knowledge of Dark Star, there’s a good chance of getting lost in the twisting labyrinth. Your usual navigation devices won’t work with that much natural insulation between you and the cell towers and satellites that provide your position data, and if you run out of battery power for your flashlight, you’ll be left entirely blind. Something about starving inside a miles-long stone coffin doesn’t sound very pleasant, so it’s best to leave the Dark Star Cave excursions to the professionals.

The 5 Players In The Premier League Era To Play For Both Arsenal & Tottenham Hotspurs

1. Emmanuel Adebayor : ¬†is a Togolese former professional¬†footballer¬†who played as a¬†striker. During his career, he played for English clubs¬†Arsenal,¬†Manchester City,¬†Tottenham Hotspur¬†and¬†Crystal Palace, as well as French side¬†Metz, Mon√©gasque team¬†Monaco, Spanish team¬†Real Madrid, Turkish clubs¬†?stanbul Ba?ak?ehir¬†and¬†Kayserispor, Paraguay’s¬†Club Olimpia¬†and Togolese club¬†Semassi.

2. William Gallas : is a French former professional footballer who played as a defender. He played most of his footballing career in France and England before finishing his career in Australia with A-League club Perth Glory. Gallas began his career in France, before being signed by English club Chelsea in 2001. He transferred to Arsenal as part of an exchange deal in 2006. He then signed for rivals Tottenham Hotspur in 2010.

3. David Bentley : is an English former professional footballer who played primarily as a winger, but also played as a central midfielder or as a second striker. Bentley started his career with Arsenal in the Premier League, and despite being earmarked as one for the future, saw his playing opportunities limited by a strong senior squad. He spent two seasons on loan with Norwich City and Blackburn Rovers, and sealed a permanent transfer to Rovers in January 2006. Bentley soon featured regularly for the England under-21 team. He made his senior international debut against Israel in September 2007. In July 2008, Bentley joined Tottenham Hotspur.

4. Rohan Ricketts : is an English professional footballer¬†who most recently played as an¬†attacking midfielder¬†for¬†Master’s Futbol¬†of¬†League1 Ontario. Ricketts started out with¬†Arsenal, with whom he won the¬†FA Youth Cup¬†in 2000 and 2001. He made one appearance for them, in the¬†League Cup, against¬†Manchester United. In 2002, he made the unusual step of joining Arsenal’s rivals¬†Tottenham Hotspur, and became just the fourth player to make the switch from Arsenal to¬†Tottenham Hotspur and only the twelfth to appear for both sides since their formation.

5. Sol Campbell : is an English professional football¬†manager¬†and former player who was most recently the manager of¬†National League¬†club¬†Southend United. A¬†centre-back, he spent 20 years playing in the¬†Premier League¬†and had an 11-year international career with the¬†England national team. Campbell began his career with¬†Tottenham Hotspur¬†in December 1992. He spent nine years at Spurs, scoring 10 goals in 255 appearances, and¬†captaining¬†the team to victory in the¬†1999 Football League Cup Final¬†against¬†Leicester City. In 2001, he joined Tottenham’s¬†North London rivals¬†Arsenal¬†on a free transfer, and as a result has remained a deeply unpopular figure amongst Spurs supporters. In his five years and 195 appearances at Arsenal, he won two Premier League winners medals and three¬†FA Cup¬†winners medals, encompassing the 2001‚Äď02 league and FA Cup¬†double, and being part of the team that became known as¬†The Invincibles¬†for their undefeated¬†2003‚Äď04 Premier League campaign. He scored Arsenal’s only goal in their 2‚Äď1 defeat to¬†Barcelona¬†in the¬†2006 UEFA Champions League Final. In August 2006, he joined¬†Portsmouth¬†on a free transfer. His three years with the club included captaining them to victory in the¬†2008 FA Cup Final. He had a brief stint at League Two side¬†Notts County¬†before making a brief return to Arsenal and ending his career with¬†Newcastle United.

Arsenal 5 Chelsea FC 0

Arsenal suffered last week with a home Premier League defeat by Aston Villa and a Champions League quarter-final exit to Bayern Munich but the manner of this win demonstrated the title momentum is now back with Mikel Arteta’s team.

Leandro Trossard settled any early nerves when he beat Chelsea keeper Djordje Petrovic at his near post and while the visitors occasionally threatened in the first half, Nicolas Jackson missing a clear headed chance, Arsenal simply ran riot after the break. The second goal Arsenal craved came as Ben White turned in after Chelsea failed to clear a corner before former Stamford Bridge forward Kai Havertz struck twice in eight minutes, the second a quite sumptuous finish from Martin Odegaard’s magnificent pass. As Chelsea subsided in embarrassing fashion, White looped his second over Petrovic. It pushed their goal difference up to +56 – 13 better than Liverpool’s and 12 ahead of Manchester City – on what was pretty much the perfect night for Arsenal.

Arsenal supporters may have viewed this meeting with capital rivals Chelsea with a degree of trepidation after they slipped badly and were outplayed by Aston Villa in their last league game at Emirates Stadium, when it looked like the tension of life at the top got to them. The Gunners needed a fast start, which Trossard’s goal gave them, and after that they slowly but surely rediscovered the fluency and threat that looked like it had deserted them. Arteta’s side found hapless Chelsea compliant opponents but the swagger they displayed as they piled on the goals in the second half will have done wonders for self-confidence before Sunday’s crunch north London derby at Tottenham Hotspur.

At the heart of it all was captain Odegaard, composed and oozing class throughout, his delivery for Havertz’s second goal an elite moment as it allowed the German to run on and fire high past Petrovic.Every game is seen through the prism of a test of Arsenal’s character after the manner of their late collapse last season, along with recent setbacks, but the win at Wolves and thrashing handed out to Chelsea here showed the resilience that has grown in this season. They could have actually made this a more convincing scoreline such was their superiority, and the fact that Havertz was on the scoresheet twice against his former club, after a first-half performance that can be politely described as lacklustre, only added to the sweetness of victory.

The game at Spurs on Sunday will have huge ramifications for both teams and the Premier League title race but Arsenal’s spirits will be soaring after this result and performance.

RIP Terry Carter

Terry Carter, who portrayed Pvt. Sugie Sugarman on¬†The Phil Silvers Show, the sidekick of Dennis Weaver‚Äôs character on¬†McCloud¬†and Colonel Tigh on the original version of¬†Battlestar Galactica, has died. He was 95. Carter died Tuesday at his home in Manhattan, his son, Miguel Carter DeCoste confirmed. Carter appeared three times on Broadway early in his career and produced and directed a documentary on jazz legend Duke Ellington for PBS‚Äô¬†American Masters series in 1988. As Col. Tigh on one of my favourite tv shows of all time, he was the no-nonsense, loyal to a fault deputy to the show’s patriarch Commander Adama (the late Lorne Greene).

The Brooklyn native, born John Everett DeCoste, appeared on all four seasons (1955-59) of CBS’ The Phil Silvers Show (also known as Sgt. Bilko) as Pvt. Sugarman, the only Black regular on the comedy. He then played Sgt. Joe Broadhurst alongside Weaver’s Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud on NBC’s McCloud from 1970-77 and Tigh in the 1978 Battlestar Galactica movie and 1978-79 ABC series. From 1965-68, he served as the first Black news anchor on a New England TV station, WBZ-TV in Boston. Carter formed his own production company in 1975 and made documentaries, including one on dancer-choreographer Katherine Dunham that premiered in 2013.

His acting résumé included the films Parrish (1961), starring Claudette Colbert and Karl Malden; Benji (1974), written and directed by Joe Camp; and Foxy Brown (1974), starring Pam Grier. He also had TV gigs on Naked City, The Defenders, Combat!, That Girl, Bracken’s World, Mannix, Julia, The Jeffersons, Falcon Crest, The Fall Guy, Mr. Belvedere and 227. Survivors include his third wife, Selome; his children, Miguel and Melinda; and his stepdaughter, Hiwot.

What Is A Smashburger & Why Are They So Popular?

I started hearing about smashburgers a few years ago and now it’s everywhere. But what and why is there a craze for them? You might’ve assumed, like me, that the smash burger originated when the now nationwide chain, Smashburger (yes, very creative name), opened its first restaurant back in 2007. In reality, the very first smash burger may actually have been invented several decades prior. It got its name from a restaurant owner named¬†Bill Culvertson, when his employee smashed a burger on the grill using a can of beans and realized how much better it tasted.

When Smashburger starte, their idea was to create a burger from fresh 100% certified Angus beef that has been hand-packed into a ball, placed on a hot, well-seasoned grill, and smashed into a thin, savory patty. Placed on a buttered bun with a blanket of cheese, briny pickles, and a handful of other classic burger toppings, the new and improved burger quickly became a hit.

Smash Burger vs Regular Burger

So what really makes the two so different? Well, as you all are most likely aware, a¬†classic burger is made with a thicker patty that’s either been seasoned before shaping or just seasoned with salt and pepper (or not seasoned at all). They’re also often cooked to medium-rare or medium, which results in a nice, pink, and super juicy center. As you can guess from the intro, a smash burger is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. A loosely packed ball of ground beef that’s been placed on a hot pan or grill and then pressed firmly into a thin patty with a spatula or a cast iron press. The burger is usually pressed down onto the very hot cooking surface for at least 10 seconds to get a proper sear.

There’s not really a medium-rare in the smash burger world, but you’ll know it’s done when it’s nice and browned (almost slightly burned) on both sides. Even though classic burgers are also typically grilled, they’re not pressed down and flattened like smash burgers. Everything besides the burger patty (like the bun, toppings, sides, and¬†dipping sauces) is pretty much the same for both, depending on where you go. And of course, any version of burger deserves¬†great sides¬†to go with them.

The¬†Maillard reaction is a form of browning and is “loosely explained as a chemical reaction between amino acids and a type of sugar called a “reducing sugar,” located on the surface of food, in the presence of heat.” This reaction is what helps to create those incredibly deep and savory flavors and aromas we so often crave. Since most of the meat is pressed down onto the grill and browned, you’re getting more Maillard goodness than when cooking a regular burger. Remember: maximum browning equals maximum flavor. Not only that, but because they’re so thin, you can easily stack several on a bun ‚ÄĒ which BTW, also means an additional layer of melty cheese. And who doesn’t want that?

5 Top Instagrammable Places In Kochi, Kerala

1. Fort Kochi

Considered by many as the heart of Kochi, Fort Kochi is the country’s first European township and an embodiment of beauty and grace. Here you will find the¬†Chinese fishing nets; in fact, it is the only place in the world sans China where these fishing nets can be found spattered across the harbour.¬†There were 17 Chinese nets to begin with; however, only 8 remain presently.¬†Another beautiful place to visit in Fort Kochi is the Old Kochi, a tiny fishing village. Old Kochi is one of the¬†best Instagrammable places¬†for travellers who just wish to unwind and relax for a while.

2. Mattancherry Palace

Mattancherry Palace is one of the best Instagrammable places in Kochi. Located in the western part of Kochi, Mattancherry is an old locality and a very popular tourist spot. Mattancherry gets its name from an old Brahmin house which was called Ancherry Mattom, but instead got pronounced as Mattancherry by the European colonizers. Just walking through the vibrant, bustling streets of this beautiful locality will leave you in awe and wonder. One of the main attractions here is the Mattancherry Palace which was built in 1557 by the Portuguese and gifted to Veera Kerela Verma, the then ruler of Kochi. Later it got renovated by the Dutch, and this is the reason why most people also know it as the Dutch Palace. The palace is a beautiful combination of the Kerela and European style architecture and is known for its spacious halls and exotic murals covering a length of around 300 Square km depicting scenes from Hindu epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata.

3. Jew Town

Jew Town located in Mattancherry is known for the small antique shops sprawled on both sides of the narrow road selling beautiful apparel, trinkets, gems, sculptures, and other home decor items. It was once an important neighbourhood for the Malabari and Paradesi Jews who settled here in the 11th and 16th century respectively. Jew town was later turned into a prominent trading spot for the Jews; however, most of the Jews living here have now moved back to Israel, and now tourists visit this place mainly for its rustic charm, delicious food joints, and vibrant shops selling some of the most exotic artefacts you can ever find.

4. Marine Drive

Marine Drive is one of the¬†best Instagrammable places¬†in Kochi, not only for locals but also for tourists because of the splendid backdrop of Kerala backwaters and the picturesque beauty that will leave you mesmerized. This walkway stretches for around 3 km and is a great place to take a leisurely stroll or spend time with friends and family and enjoy the magnificent sunset. Boat tours are also available for people who wish to enjoy the beauty of Kerala backwaters and the different kinds of flora and fauna in a more authentic way. There are several restaurants and shopping complexes near the area, so if you wish to enjoy some retail therapy after enjoying the serene beauty, Marine Drive won’t disappoint you.

5. Kerala Folklore Theatre and Museum

Interested in the exotic art and rich heritage of India? Then do not give¬†Kerala¬†Folklore Museum¬†a miss. Opened in 2009, this three-story museum is known for its beauty and a massive collection of wooden, stone, and bronze artefacts. This museum is basically a reconstruction of more than 20¬†heritage buildings of Kerala. Built using inspiration from three different architectural styles of Travancore, Malabar, and Kochi, this museum is certainly a treat for your eyes. Inside, you can find different types of sculptures, paintings, musical instruments, oil lamps, utensils, and tribal artwork on display.¬†The museum is open every day for visitors from 10 a.m –¬†to 5 p.m; except on Mondays and public holidays.a