A unique place to study the cultures and traditions of various countries in the world, the Doll Museum leaves one in awe. It houses around 6,500 dolls from over 80 countries. The entire collection is divided into two parts - one part consists of dolls from Western countries like the USA and the UK, and the other from Asian countries, Africa and the Middle East. A highlight is Indian costume dolls that are of 150 types. These include dolls dressed as Kathakali as well. The museum was set up by K Shankar Pillai, a political cartoonist.