The Wax World contains beautiful statues of Indian freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Gopal Krishna Gokhale among many others. The museum also has wonderful replicas of social figures like Mother Teresa and our former President, Dr.A.P.J.Adbul Kalam. Ooty hotels and Ooty restaurants are easily available near the museum for a quick bite before you carry on with your journey. The Wax World also has many replicas depicting the typical Indian way of life, especially in the villages. The whole setting of a village and people doing pottery and farming and so on all made entirely of wax is a wonderful site. Being a museum, there is no concept of best time to visit, other than when it is open!
Located at a distance of just 1 km from the Ooty Railway Station, the Ooty Wax Museum is one of the top places to visit of the place and is housed in a 130 years old charming colonial mansion. Conceptualized by an IT professional who goes by the name of Shreeji Bhaskaran; the wax museum was constructed and inaugurated by Sri. Santosh K. Mishra, Collector, Nilgiris district in March 2007. A lovely break from the nature-based tourist attractions, this one has magnificent wax statues of famous political leaders, prominent personalities and Indian Freedom Fighters. The most popular idols in the Wax Museum include Mahatma Gandhi, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Schwarzenegger and American president Obama; and social figures which include Mother Teresa and A. P. J. Abdul Kalam etc. Besides, the museum also houses full depiction of a life of a rural household. There are sites where you can see Indian potters and villagers doing pottery and farming, cultivating etc.; all carved out in wax.