This memorial for the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi has been built on the spot where the urn containing his ashes was kept for the public to pay their last respects, before immersing at the confluence of the three seas. The sun’s rays fall on memorial through a narrow orifice exactly on the spot where the ashes were kept, only once a year on October 2nd (Mahatma’s birthday). Truly a testimony to modern architecture.
Regarded as the ‘King Maker of India’ Kamaraj influenced many a political event in the country. From a humble background he rose to become the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu through sheer hard work and political acumen. As a tribute to the freedom fighter and ‘Perunthalaivar’, this ‘Mani Mandapam’ was opened on 02-10-2000. It is situated near Gandhi Memorial, Beach Road. Opens at 7 a.m. to 7 p .m.
Saikuthambi Pavalar Memorial
He was born on 31-07-1874. He was
having good knowledge of tamil grammar and literature. In 10th March 1907
he performed Sathavathana Programme in the presence of Tamil Scholars
and got appreciation. He took part in the Independence struggle. He died
on 13-12-1950. As a mark of respect
Swami Vivekanauda Rock Memorial
This grand memorial to the great Indian Philosopher Swami Vivekananda is on one of the twin rocks jotting out from the sea about 200 meters offshore. There is a Dhyana Mandapam where one can sit in a serene atmosphere and meditate. Ferry services are available to reach the memorial.
Velu Thambi Dalawah Memorial
: It is 30 Km from Kanyakumari. This place is historically important since it is the birth place of the great revolutionary Velu Thamby Dalawah, the Diwan of Travancore who rose against British. His ancient home at Thalakulam village was once destroyed by the British. His personal belongings and the weapons used by him in war against British are kept here.