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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  • August 15, 2017
    The Statue sits on an Island, but can only be viewed from the Vivekananda Rock Memorial or from Land. Currently the whole statue gets renovated and cannot be viewed very good!  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    The statue is of a Tamil poet. The statue is up to 110 feet long. It is visible from a long distance.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Thiruvalluvar statue is dedicated to the poet thiruvalluvar.It is a big status with three level platforms.Thiruvalluvar statue is located on a small island near kanyakumari  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    Awesome Historical place. It is on the rock in the middle of the sea. It's a huge 133 feet high Thiruvalluvar Statue, which has been installed by Tamil Nadu Government.
  • July 10, 2017
    Its a big statue of thiruvalluvar near vivekananda rock. Boats are available to this rock also. Well maintained statue, good to see in night.
  • May 4, 2017
    Really nice place. Must visit if you going kanyakumari. It is on the rock in the middle of the sea. You will need a ferry to reach here. I visited in April 2017. To and fro ticket cost Rs 35. Statue is well carved and it is very tall. You can view the same statue from sunrise point too.
  • May 5, 2017
    It's a huge 133 feet high Thiruvalluvar Statue, which has been installed by TN Govt. The ferry that is used to take tourists to Vivekananda Rock will take you to Thiruvalluvar Statue too. Currently [May 2017] this monument is under maintenance, hence ferry doesn't take you their from Vivekananda Rock. However one can enjoy the grandeur from Vivekananda Rock to or from the shore.
  • June 25, 2017
    One of the best towns/places to hangout with family and friends not only in the TN but all over the India. It is the last part of India.

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The end of the line, Kanyakumari has a number of accommodations to host those adventurous enough to come here. Located close to the train station, along the handily named Main Road, you'll find some popular budget options, including family-run guesthouses and simple hotels. Further to the south along the thoroughfare, things get a little more upmarket. Take a look at the beachside hotels, offering rooms from which you can watch the sunrise without getting out of bed.
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