Mahatma Gandhi Mandap at KanniyakumariDirection
The place has been associated with great men like Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi in whose names memorials have been here. They are very beautiful and add to the attraction of this place. The beautiful Gandhi Memorial completed in 1956, is situated as a memorial to the Father of the Nation. An urn of Mahatma Gandhi was kept here for public to pay homage before immersion. Mahatma Gandhi visited Kanniyakumari twice in 1925 and 1937. Mahatma Gandhi visited Kanniyakumari in January 1937. In 1948 his ashes were immersed in the sea waters in Kanniyakumari. In commemoration of this event a beautiful monument has been constructed here. Its central shape is 79 feet high representing the age of the Mahatma at the time of the sun at Mid day on 2nd October would fall on the peedam through a hole in the roof. The memorial was transferred to the administrative control of the Public (Information and Public Relations) Department from Public Works Department of Government of Tamil Nadu in the year 1978.Visting Hours -7 AM To 7 PM . Entrance Free
How to Reach:
Nearest Airport : Thiruvananthapuram Airport. Gandhi Mandap can be reached by bus or train from Thiruvananthapuram.
Nearest Raiway Station : Kanyakumari junction. Gandhi Mandap is 1 Km from Railway station which can be reached by an Auto /Taxi .
By road it is 90 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram and 19 Kms from Nagercoil
Plenty of accomodation / Lodges are available in kanyakumari