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Thiruvalluvar Statue, Kanyakumari
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Thiruvalluvar Statue depicts the Tamil poet and philosopher Tiruvalluvar, the famous author of Thirukkural, a classic Tamil sangam literary work featuring over 1,000 couplets. The 40.6 m (133 ft) tall stone statue sits upon a pedestal, with the total weight of the structure reaching 7,000 tons. Take notice of the slight bend in the figure's waist, reminiscent of the dancing poses of Indian deities. This attraction sits alone on a small island rock just off the Kanyakumari coastline, accessible by ferry. With our world travel planner, Kanyakumari attractions like Thiruvalluvar Statue can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • very good art work. Remembering a legend. The statue can be seen from the shore. During sunset the real clarity enhances. A huge and pleasant view statue. 
  • I hold this great poet in high regard and it was pleasant being able to see this statue from most corners of the city. The ferry ride to this rock has now been called off. So you could take a ferry to...  more »
  • Beautiful statue of the famous tamil post Thiruvalluvar the foundation was laid by Prime Minister Morarji Desai in 1979. Amazing art work and excellent to see . 
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  • Thiruvalluvar Statue is located on the rock besides the rock which has Vivekanand Rock Memorial. It's located half a kilometer away from the mainland of India. This is a beautifully carved tall statue of eminent Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar. Ferry services were not running to this rock. We watched it from Vivekanand Rock Memorial. The intricate designs and fine.
  • Amazing sight here! Thiruvalluvar watching over South India. A must visit when coming to Kanyakumari. When I was here, the boat didn't stop at the statue itself, but even the view from the Rock Memorial of the statue was amazing. Good idea to view both sunrise and sunset, because at this point, East and West converge into the tip of South India!
  • The statue of great tamil legend. Yagavar aginum nakagah...
  • Good to see. But we couldn't go there. Boat was stationed at Vivekananda Rock memorial. It would have been better if the visitors are allowed to go there. It's seasonally opened. Well maintained.
  • Majestic Statue (133ft) of the great Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar. It weighs around remarkable 7000 tonnes. Sincerely I had never heard of this great poet before. But little research on the internet showed what a great legend he was during the 3rd century. His contribution to tamil Literature and influence on the Nanda dynasty is very remarkable.