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Chennai- Kanyakumari Tour Package


Thiruvalluvar Statue

Thiruvalluvar Statue

The Thiruvalluvar Statue is a 133 feet (40.5 m) tall stone sculpture of the Tamil poet and saint Tiruvalluvar, author of the Thirukkural. It was opened in January 1, 2000 (Millenium) and is located atop a small island near the town of Kanyakumari, where two seas and an ocean meet; the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean . The statue has a height of 95 feet (29 m) and stands upon a 38 foot (11.5 m) pedestal that represents the 38 chapters of "virtue" in the Thirukkural.


The statue standing on the pedestal represents "wealth" and "pleasure", signifying that wealth and love be earned and enjoyed on the foundation of solid virtue. The combined height of the statue and pedestal is 133 feet (40.5 m), denoting the 133 chapters in the Thirukkural. It has a total weight of 7000 tons. The stone work was divided amongst three workshops, in Kanyakumari, Ambasamudram and Shankarapuram. Ambasamudram contributed 5,000 tons of stones, while Shankarapuram was quarried for 2,000 tons of high quality granite stones for the outer portion of the statue.


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Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a sacred monument and popular tourist attraction in Kanyakumari, India. The memorial stands on one of two rocks located about 500 meters off mainland India's southernmost tip. It was built in 1970 by the Vivekananda Rock Memorial Committee in honour of the visit of the great spiritual teacher Swami Vivekananda to Shripada Parai during the month of December 1892 for deep meditation and enlightenment.


A meditation hall is also attached to the memorial for visitors to meditate. The design of the mandapa incorporates different styles of temple architecture from all over India. It houses a statue of Vivekananda. The merger of three seas - Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean can be seen from these rocks. The memorial consists of two main structures, the Vivekananda Mandapam and the Shripada Mandapam. On the rock is a projection similar in form to a human foot and a little brownish in complexion, which has traditionally been venerated as a symbol of Shripadam. According to legend, it was on this rock that Devi Kumari performed austerity.


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Gandhi Mandapam

Gandhi Mandapam

Gandhi Mandapam in Kanyakumari, has been built on the spot where the urn containing the Mahatma's ashes was kept for public viewing before immersion. Later the ashes was immersed in the sea. Resembling central Indian Hindu temples in form, the memorial was designed in such a way that on Mahatma Gandhi's birthday, October 2, the first rays of the sun fall on the exact place where his ashes were kept.


The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial was built in the year 1952. The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial is a pink architectural building resembles Oriyan temple. Take the staircase to the terrace for a sweeping view of the sea and the town spanning the shores. Gandhiji had visited Kanyakumari in 1925 and 1937, and completely fell in love with it. Among others the mandapam also houses a few memorabilia that were with him in his last hours. The memorial site lies in proximity to the famed Kumari Amman temple on the beach; it is a lovely walk from the temple through colorful bazaars. You can pay your tribute to the noble soul anytime between seven in the morning to seven in the evening, and no admission fee is charged by the memorial authority.


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Padmanabhapuram Palace

Padmanabhapuram Palace

Padmanabhapuram Palace complex is located in at Padmanabhapuram Fort, close to the town of Thuckalay in Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu. It is about 20 km from Nagercoil, and about 50 kilometers from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The palace complex is inside an old granite fortress around four kilometers long. The palace is located at the foot of the Veli Hills, which form a part of the Western Ghats. The river Valli flows nearby. The palace is administered by the Government of Kerala archeology department.


The palace was constructed around 1601 A.D by Iravipillai Iravivarma Kulasekhara Perumal who ruled Travancore between 1592 A.D. and 1609 A.D. The Padmanabhapuram Palace complex consists of several structures. They are Mantrasala, literal meaning, King's Council Chamber. Thai Kottaram, literal meaning, Mother's Palace(It didnt mean the mothers palace but the first building or the mother of the buildings over there) - believed to have been constructed before 1550. Nataksala, literal meaning, the Hall of Performance, or of Performing Arts. A four-storeyed building at the centre of the Palace complex. Thekee Kottaram, literal meaning, the Southern Palace.


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Thirparappu waterfalls

Thirparappu waterfalls

Thirparappu falls is a natural beauty spot attracts many tourists. It is located at a distance of 5 km from kulasekaram. There is a lord shiva temple. The lord after destroying the yagam of dhaxan as virabhadra murthi has taken abode over here. This lord, who is very sweet for the sincere worshippers, is in a fierce form. This temple is one in the shivalaya ottam temples. There are many old inscriptions in this temple including the one of the pandiya king dated nineth century.


A lot of amenities have been provided additionally in Trippappu water falls after the renovation work . Bathing area has been redesigned so that people can enjoy now the waterfall without any fear.A small swimming pool is also maitained here for the use of children. Aesthetically well designed garden and children's park are the other attractions of this water fall. Thirparappu Waterfall falls is 300 feet long and consists of a rocky riverbed.The whole bed above the falls is one rocky mass, which extends up to a distance of about quarter of a kilometer upstream where the famous Thirparappu weir has been constructed for supplying water to the paddy fields.


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