The Rough Guide to Kerala and The Rough Guide to South India

(Published by Rough Guides, New York, London, and Delhi, written and researched by David Abram)

“Birds or representation of them, feature prominently in the areas most bizarre visitor attractions, the Bay Island Driftwood museum just off the main road on the outskirt of Kumarakom. While out on rambles along the shoreline of the distant Andaman Islands, school teacher Raji Punnoose used to collect lumps of drift woods, twisted and worn in to shaper resembling animals, birds, fish and people ………. Raji guides visitors through the highlights with a breathless commentary that is as idiosyncratic and entertaining as the pieces themselves. Allow at least an hour for the full tour.”