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Adjacent to Vivekananda Memorial Rock in Kanyakumari is the 133-foot statue of Thiruvalluvar and must not be missed on your next visit to South India.
Thiruvalluvar was a famous poet, scholar, and philosopher. More commonly known as Valluvar, he was the author of Tirukurral, a piece of classic Tamil Sangam Literature consisting almost 1330 couplets.
The 133-foot statue was inaugurated on January 1st, 2000. It was sculpted and designed by renowned architect and sculptor V Ganapati Sthapati who employed 500 sculptors with him to complete the statue.
It is also believed that the height of the statue that is 133-foot symbolizes the 133 chapters of the Tirukurral.
The figure has a height of 95 feet (29 m) and stands upon a 38 foot (11.5 m) pedestal and is located exactly on the point where the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal meet
Address: Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Timings: 8 AM To 4 PM.
Cost: The ticket fare is 20/- for boat transfer.