Tsunami Monument, Tamil Nadu

Tsunami Monument

Location: Constructed after Tsunami hit the southern tip of the country in the year 2004, Tsunami Monument is located on the sea side of the district of Kanyakumari.

Description: Designed and built by an architect, B. Kanagaraj Cangan, the Tsunami Monument is a blue colored statue that is 16 feet high and is constructed out of steel. This monument depicts a tsunami wave which is held in position by one hand and a lamp is positioned in the other hand. Constructed in the memory of those who lost their lives in the Tsunami that took place in 2006, this monument is visited by travelers in large number. People who survived this natural disaster visit this monument to pay homage to those who could not survive in this unfortunate incident.

Activities: At the beach, tourists can indulge in surfing or other water activities. Trekking is another activity that can be enjoyed by the adventure enthusiasts. The beach provides a magnificent sunrise and sunset view which is sure to mesmerize the visitors. A number of stalls and shops line the monument. Shoppers can indulge in the shopping of various local made items. Kalkurichy market, Vadasery Market and Colachel Market is the best bet to buy local goods at reasonable rates.

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