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Thiruvalluvar Statue

Published Date: 03-May-2024

This gigantic statue adjacent to Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a popular attraction among history lovers and architecture buffs. It is dedicated to Thiruvalluvar, a prominent Tamil poet and philosopher. The 133-foot-tall statue stands proudly on a 38-foot-tall pedestal and can be seen from afar. The pedestal’s height represents the 38 chapters of virtue in his literary masterpiece Tirukkual, while the statue’s height signifies the 133 chapters in the same book. The place holds great cultural significance and is a popular tourist destination in Kanyakumari.

  • Best Time to Visit: October to March
  • Ideal Duration: 1-2 hours
  • How to Reach: The statue is only 2 km away from Kanyakumari centre. It is on an island, you must take a short ferry ride to get there.
  • Timing: 9 am to 4 pm
  • Entry Fee: Rs 20
  • Best for: It is one of the best places to visit in Kanyakumari for pictures.
  • Tip: Take a Ferry Ride to the Statue.
  • Nearby Attractions: Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Our Lady of Ransom Church, Tsunami Monument, Mayapuri Wax Museum, Bharat Mata Mandir
  • Nearby Restaurants: Le Arabia Restaurant, The Curry, Sea View Restaurant, Hotel Saravana, The Ocean Restaurant, Taj Hotel
  • Google rating and reviews: 4.6 rating and 3,500 reviews

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