Gandhi Memorial

Memorial in Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)

Poignantly placed at the end of the nation that Gandhi fathered, this cream-coloured memorial is designed in the form of an Odishan (Orissan) temple embellished by Hindu, Christian and Muslim architects. The central plinth stored some of the Mahatma’s ashes before they were immersed in the sea; each year, on Gandhi’s birthday (2 October), the sun’s rays fall on the stone. The tower is also a popular sunset-gazing spot.