Gandhi Memorial Hall
Gandhi Memorial Mandapam is located on the shores of Kanyakumari Town in Kanyakumari District of Tamilnadu. The Gandhi memorial is a popular tourist spot in Kanyakumari and is situated nearby to Kumari amman Temple. Everyone should surely visit the Gandhi Memorial to complete the tour of Kanyakumari.
This is a Memorial to Mahatma Gandhi who had visited Kanyakumari in 1925 and 1937. It is constructed at a place on the seashore, near to Kumari Amman Temple, where his ashes were kept for public darshan before immersion in the sea on February 12, 1948.
The beautiful Gandhi memorial completed in 1956, is situated as a memorial to the Father of the Nation.The structure was even built to very specific dimensions just to honor the man. The central spire of the pink facade stands exactly 79 feet high in honor of Gandhi's age at his death.
The most remarkable feature however is an opening in the ceiling of the building which is position in such a way that each October 2nd, the anniversary of Gandhi's birthday, the sunlight that comes through it falls on the exact spot where his ashes sat.
Visitors can visit on all days from morning seven to evening seven. No entry fee is charged, except Rs.1 is collected for each pair of footwear, as footwear are not allowed inside the Gandhi Memorial and in the Premises.
Gandhi Mandapam is located about 1.4 Kms from Kanyakumari State Transport Corporation Bus Stand and 1.3 Kms from Kanyakumari Railway Station. It is well connected from Railway Station and Bus Stand by means of Buses, Taxis and Autos.