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Swami Vivekananda Rock
Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial was built in 1970. Swami Vivekananda, is said to have meditated here before setting out as one of India's most important religious crusaders.
The memorial is one of India's greatest architechtural magnificence, and has a statue of Swami Vivekananda in the memorial building.
The Thiruvalluvar Statue is a 133 feet (40.5 m) tall stone sculpture of the Tamil Shramana poet and saint Tiruvalluvar, author of the Thirukkural.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.
Bhagavathy Amman Temple
Devi Kanya Kumari, known as Kumari Amman (the virgin goddess) is one of the forms of Devi. She is popularly known as "Bhagavathy Amman".
Bhagavathy Amman Temple is located in Kanya Kumari (formerly Cape Comorin) on the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean. She is also known by several other names, including Kanya Devi and Devi Kumari.
Gandhi's Memorial is open to visitors. Entrance is free. Inside the museum you will see photographs of the Indian leader. From the building's top floor there is a breathtaking view of Kanyakumari.
After visiting the Gandhi Memorial, you can walk along a promenade by the ocean, where you will find many souvenir shops and food stalls. Kanyakumari is a small town. You can move around on foot. You only need to take a taxi or a rickshaw to go to the railway station.
Sunset point, like any other sunset point, is about 5 kms away from Kanyakumari town. Here you can watch the sun go down from behind the clouds on the horizon.
People throng here to watch the sunset. Make sure you hire a cab or an auto rickshaw to return back to your hotel, after sunset.
Vattakottai Fort is one of the many forts and monuments that are erected across India. It is a symbol of the military history of India, which was formerly a Dutch and then a British colony. Vattakottai Fort is a specially erected fort on the sea coastline on the southern tip of India. Vattakottai Fort is set up as the southern most sea coast defense point by the Dutch.
This fort was constructed under the command of Captain De Lannoy. Vattakottai Fort is made out of stone and it is a major tourist attraction today. Vattakottai Fort is also famous for the black sand beaches that are situated across its coast.
Mathur Aqueduct or Mathur Hanging Trough, is an aqueduct in southern India, in Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu state. Built over the Pahrali River (also called Parazhiyar), it takes its name from Mathur, a hamlet near the aqueduct, which is about 3 kilometres from Thiruvattar town and about 60 km from Kanyakumari, the southernmost town of India.
It is one of the longest and highest aqueducts in South Asia and is a popular tourist spot in Kanyakumari District. The nearest railway station is Kullithurai Railway Station which is about 15 kilometres away and the nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport which is about 70 kilometres awaay.
Thirparappu Water Falls
Thirparappu waterfalls is 300 ft (91 m) feet long and consists of a rocky riverbed. The water falls from a height of nearly 50 ft (15 m). The waterfall has flows with great force for around seven months in the whole year.
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. This irrigation facitlity is extremely useful here and it is fascinating to see the process of irrigation from the dam to the fields.