Mahatma Gandhi Memorial in Kanyakumari

Pay your respects to the Father of the National at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial

Pay your respects to the Father of the National at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial | Photo credit: Tony Jones/wikimedia

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Overview

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Mahatma Gandhi Memorial in Kanyakumari is a popular tourist hotspot constructed in the year 1956. It was built in the memory of preeminent Indian leader, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who is popularly known as the Father of the Nation. After his assassination in 1948, his ashes were immersed in Triveni Sangam (confluence of the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal) in Kanyakumari. However, before the process of immersion, the urn containing his ashes was kept here for the public to pay their homage.

The architecture of this memorial resembles Hindu shrines of central India, which is why many refer to it as Gandhi Mandapam. The building's central part is 79 feet high, which is symbolic of Mahatma Gandhi's age. A unique fact about this memorial is that it is constructed in such a manner that on the day of Gandhi's birthday (2nd October), the sunrays pass through a hole and fall exactly on the point, where his ashes were kept.

  • Opening Closing Time 7 am to 7 pm

  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

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25th Street, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, 629702, Tamil Nadu ‎