Museum / Gallery
#6 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanyakumari
Distance (From Kanyakumari Station): 1 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins
Place Location: On Beach Road
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 1 km from Kanyakumari Bus Station & 1 km from Kanyakumari Railway Station (situated at the entrance of Beach Road), The Gandhi Memorial completed in 1956 is built in the memory of the Father of the Nation.
An urn of Mahatma Gandhi was kept here for public to pay homage before immersion. Mahatma Gandhi visited Kanyakumari twice in 1925 and 1937. In 1948 his ashes were immersed in the sea waters in Kanyakumari. In commemoration of this event a beautiful monument has been constructed here. It's central shape is 79 feet high representing the age of the Mahatma at that time. The sun at Mid day on 2nd October would fall on the peedam through a hole in the roof.
Visting Hours 7 AM To 7 PM, entrance is Free.