A few minutes here and you should be ready to walk back to the ferry for a quick ride to the massive Thiruvalluvar Statue. The stone sculpture of the Tamil poet/philosopher was unveiled only in 2000. While not much is known about the legendary poet, his work is considered among the finest works of Tamil and Indian literature. The statue, interestingly, is hollow from toe to scalp - take the stairs up to the base of the statue for a breathtaking view.Devi Kanya Kumari Temple The Devi Kanya Kumari temple is where the town gets its name from and should be on your must-visit list for its mythological importance if not religious. Photography is not allowed in the temple premises.Said to have been established by Lord Parashuram, the statue of the deity inside the temple is stunning. (read more on Touching the Tip and How!)
Other points of interest in Kanyakumari include the Thiruvalluvar Statue has a height of 95 feet (29 m) and stands upon a 38 foot (11.5 m) rock which represents "wealth" and "pleasures", signifying that wealth and love be earned and enjoyed on the foundation of solid virtue. This is located about 500 metres east of the mainland and can be reached by taking a ferry from a docking point in Kanyakumari town. However, entry is restricted during rough seas and maintenance work.