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Gandhi Mandapam

Published Date: 03-May-2024

Dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, this large memorial in Kanyakumari is where one of the 12 urns of Gandhiji’s ashes was kept for the public to pay homage. Later, the ashes were immersed in the Triveni Sangam. The Mandapam exhibits many photographs of Mahatma Gandhi with notable people. It also houses a library with a large collection of pre-independence books, magazines and other literature.

Gandhi Mandapam is built in the Orissa style. The ceiling is designed in such a way that on Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, October 2, the sun’s rays fall directly on the place where his ashes are kept.

  • Best Time to Visit: October to March
  • Ideal Duration: Less than an hour
  • How to Reach: The Mandapam is 2 km away from Kanyakumari centre. Buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws are easily available for travel within the town.
  • Timing: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Best for: It is among the unique places to visit in Kanyakumari.
  • Tip: Visit around October 2nd to witness the unique solar phenomenon.
  • Nearby Attractions: Sanguthurai Beach, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Tsunami Memorial Park, Vivekananda Rock Memorial
  • Google rating and reviews: 4.1 rating and 500 reviews

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