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KanyaKumari

Tsunami Monument

Published Date: 03-May-2024

This monument was built in memory of those who lost their lives in the devastating earthquake and tsunami on December 26, 2004. The 16-foot memorial, which features two hands, is located near the town’s southern shore. The left hand can be seen preventing a gigantic blue wave from blowing off the lamp on the right hand. This monument, which represents optimism and courage in the face of catastrophe, is, without doubt, worth a visit in Kanyakumari!

  • Best Time to Visit: November to March
  • Ideal Duration: 30-45 minutes
  • How to Reach: The monument is 1 km away from the bus stand and 2 km away from Kanyakumari centre. So, you can hire an auto-rickshaw or taxi.
  • Timing: 24 hours open
  • Entry Fee: N/A
  • Best for: It is a unique Kanyakumari tourist spot.
  • Tip: It is recommended to visit during daylight hours for better visibility.
  • Nearby Attractions: Chitharal Jain monuments, Courtallam Falls, Gandhi Mandapam, Kanyakumari Beach, Kumari Amman temple
  • Nearby Restaurants: Arya Bhavan, Kathadi Family Restaurant, Prabhu Hotel, Azhagar

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