Standing at a height of 133 feet in the waters of the Coromandel Coast, Thiruvalluvar Statue is a prominent tourist attraction in Kanyakumari. This statue is entirely made up of stone and concrete and rests on a 38-feet high platform. Thiruvalluvar Statue weighs 7000 tons and gives the beautiful message of earning the wealth and affection by having sturdy morals and ethics.
The Design & Construction:-
The foundation of Thiruvalluvar Statue was laid in the year 1975 by the late Morarji Desai. Dr. V Ganapati Sthapati was appointed as the architect of Thiruvalluvar Statue. The construction of the project employed 150 stone sculptors, assistants, and supervisors. The stonework and sculpting were divided into Ambasamudram, Kanyakumari, Sholinganallur. The longer stone slabs were used for carving the facial features of the statue. All workers spent fourteen to sixteen hours a day making the slabs smoother and carving them with precision.
The entire construction has a budget of more than 61 million INR. The statue was unveiled on 1st January 2000. The event was attended by a majority of globally renowned personalities that included actors, politicians, poets, philanthropists etc.
Best Time To Visit:-
Thiruvalluvar Statue is a major tourist attraction and never ceases the chance of attracting visitors from distant places. It can be visited throughout the year without any hassle. No entry fee is charged from any visitor.
Thiruvalluvar Statue is an eminent tourist site in Kanyakumari. Due to its location in the sea, it can be reached by hiring the service of the ferry from the coast.
Nearest Railway Station- Kanyakumari Junction
Nearest Airport- Trivandrum Airport
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