Kanyakumari

Places of Tourist Interest

Fountain at Kanniyakumari

Kanyakumari district, which lies in the southern most tip of Peninsular India, is famous for its majestic hills, virgin beaches, pristine rivers and meandering rivulets. The district has a fragrance of architecture culture and customs of neighbouring Kerala mixed with the rich deep traditions, culture and architecture of Tamil Nadu. However, for want of promotional campaign and lack of basic amenities most of the tourists coming to this district return back after seeing just Kanyakumari and Padmanabhapuram Palace. It was at this juncture that the district administration decided to take up tourism promotion initiatives in a major way. Attempt has been made to put up basic amenities at the virgin beautiful spots so as to facilitate the inflow of the tourists.

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial

Kanyakumari district, which lies in the southern most tip of Peninsular India, is famous for its majestic hills, virgin beaches, pristine rivers and meandering rivulets. The district has a fragrance of architecture culture and customs of neighbouring Kerala mixed with the rich deep traditions, culture and architecture of Tamil Nadu. However, for want of promotional campaign and lack of basic amenities most of the tourists coming to this district return back after seeing just Kanyakumari and Padmanabhapuram Palace. It was at this juncture that the district administration decided to take up tourism promotion initiatives in a major way. Attempt has been made to put up basic amenities at the virgin beautiful spots so as to facilitate the inflow of the tourists.

Thiruvalluvar Statue

Thiruvalluvar is the immortal poet of Tamil Nadu and has given to the worldThirukkural.The memorial statue of Thiruvalluvar is in Kanyakumari.The pedestal of the statue is of 38 feet height and the statue over it is 95 feet tall with a grand total of 133 feet for the entire sculpture.The 3 tier pedestalknown as Atharapeedam is surrounded by an artistic Mandapa known as Alankara Mandapam with 38 feet height.Surrounding the Alankara Mandapa stand 10 elephant statues signifying 8 directions with earth and space down.The father of Sri. Rama, the hero of Ramayana was called Dasaratha as he was able to charioteer in ten directions.To help the tourists to worship the holy feet of Thiruvalluvar 140 steps are constructed inside the Mandapa.The pedestal with a height of 38 feet represents the 38 chapters in the Book of Aram in Thirukural and the statue of 95 feet on the pedestal represents the total chapters in Porul (70 chapters) and Inbam (25 Chapters).Thus the statue symbolically, and artistically signifies that the theme of Porul and Inbam are based on Aram.Visting Hours -8 AM To4PM .