#2 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanyakumari
Distance (From Kanyakumari Station): 1.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: Rock Island Near Beach Road
Transportation Options: Boat
Travel Tips: Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Thiruvalluvar Statue are located on adjacent islands and should be visited before 4 PM.
At a distance of 1.5 kms from Kanyakumari Bus Station & 1.5 km from Kanyakumari Railway Station (situated on Vivekananda Rock), Thiruvalluvar Statue is dedicated to the greatest Tamil poet, philosopher and saint - Thiruvalluvar.
The pedestal of the statue is of 38 feet height and the statue over it is 95 feet tall with a grand total of 133 feet for the entire sculpture. The 3 tier pedestal known as Atharapeedam is surrounded by an artistic Mandapa with 38 feet height. To help the tourists to worship the holy feet of Thiruvalluvar 140 steps are constructed inside the Mandapa.
The view from this point is quite breathtaking! It is a very entertaining and enlightening piece of work and inspires one to lead a very principled and moral life.
Visting Hours are 8 AM To 4 PM. The ticket fare is 20/- for boat transfer.
Vivekananda Memorial is also located on the adjacent island.