Near by Attractions
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    Vivekananda Rock Memorial

    Vivekananda Rock Memorial is located about about 500 meters off the mainland. The views from here are fabulous – you can see the Kanyakumari town spread out on the banks and the colorful fishing boats moored in one part. The sea around has an overpowering presence, its roar blurs every other sound in the backdrop.

    It was built in 1970 by the Vivekananda Rock Memorial Committee in honor of their spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda. There is a ferry service to and from the rock memorial from Kanyakumari beach. The terrace is extremely windy and you will have to cross it to get into the various mandapams.

    Photography is not allowed and you need to take off your shoes outside the halls. It will be open from 9:00 A.M to 5:30 P.M. Entrance Fee: Rs.20/- for both child and adult.

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    Gandhi Memorial

    Gandhi Memorial or Gandhi Mandapam was built in the memory of the ‘Father of the nation’ in 1956. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was shot in 1948 and after cremation his ashes were to be sprinkled over different regions of the country. And the Gandhi Memorial at Kanyakumari was the place where the ashes were kept for public viewing before being immersed into the sea.

    Interestingly, the height of the central dome of the memorial is 79 feet, the age of Gandhiji at the time of his assassination. It was constructed in such a manner that the sun's rays falls on the exact spot where his ashes were once laid. This occurs every year on his birthday on 2nd of October at 12 noon. Take the staircase to the terrace for a sweeping view of the sea and the town spanning the shores. Gandhi Mandapam will be open from 9:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M.

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    Tiruvalluvar Statue

    Tiruvalluvar Statue is a 133-foot tall stone sculpture of Tamil poet Tiruvalluvar. The structure stands 400 meters from the coastline on a minor rock, in memory of this noble poet who gave golden words of wisdom through his philosophical work 'Tirukkural' – a treatise in Tamil on the Indian way of life.

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    Government Museum

    Government Museum is situated near the Tourist Office, Beach Road, Kanyakumari. The Museum contains bronzes, coins, tribal objects, wood carvings and zoological and botanical specimens. The Museum’s collection also contains whale-bones from Manavalakurichi in Kanyakumari District.

    Entrance Fee: Rs.5/- for Indian nationals and Rs.100/- for foreigners. It will be open from 10:00 A.M to 5:30 P.M. Fridays and second Saturday will be holiday.