Sand sculpture Museum displays around 150 sculptures of sand in 16 different themes, which have been placed over an area of 13500 sq. feet. These sand sculptures have been created using more than 115 truckloads of sand.
This Sand sculpture Museum is the brainchild of MN Gowri, one of the leading sand sculptors of India. A bachelor in fine arts, Gowri, took four months of hard work and unwavering dedication to create this unique museum. This eco-friendly attraction in the Mysore city is established over a spread of lush green area.
At the entrance of the museum, tourists will see a statue of Lord Ganesha, which has a height of 15 feet. Other sand sculptures at the museum are of Goddess Chamundeshwari, erstwhile Mysore King Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar who is shown seated on his throne during a Dasara festival, Lord Krishna and Arjuna on a horse-drawn chariot, Laughing Buddha, Christmas tree and Santa Claus, Disneyland, ancient Egypt, zodiac wheel, instances from Arabian nights, Tom & Jerry cartoon, etc. Created solely with sand and water and a small amount of glue, these sand sculptures captivate every visitors with their entrancing beauty. Although sand sculptures are usually created on beaches for a short period of time. At this museum, these sculptures are protected from sun and rain. Insecticides are also used to protect them from insects. These sand sculptures can last up to 1 year of time. It is estimated that more than 100 truckloads of sand has been used in the making of this museum. This museum is open on all days of the week. Visiting timings of Sand Sculpture Museum is from 8.30 AM to 6.30 PM. The entry fee for Sand Sculpture Museum is Rs.40 per person for adults while for kids it is rs.20 per person.
Location: KC Layout, Mysuru