The southern most end of the mainland of Indian subcontinent, Kanyakumari is an indispensable part of any South India tour. Kanyakumari although a part of Tamilnadu is almost always included in a Kerala holiday package too!
Kanyakumari unique in itself for being amongst the very few places in the country where you could watch a sunrise and also a sunset sitting in the very same spot is also famous for the Kumari Amman temple!
Much more than just a tourist attraction in Kanyakumari, Vivekananda rock is more of a sacred monument dedicated to one of the most revered spiritual leaders - Swami Vivekananda
A statue of Thiruvalluvar is erected near the Vivekananda rocks as a memmorial to the man who gave tamil literature the 'Word that never fails'. The foundation stone for the statue was laid in 1979 and the work was completed in 1999.
A memorial to the father of the nation was built in Kanyakumari in the year 1956. The memorial was built in the place where the ashes of Mahatha Gandhi was kept for people to pay homage before being immersed in the seas. The mandapam of the memorial is built in oriya style of architecture and designed in such a way that on his birthday, 2 October, the rays of the sun, through a hole on the roof, falls exactly on the place where the ashes was kept in 1948.
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