After a nice time in Vivekananda Rock Memorial we went to see the Wandering Monk Exhibition. The exhibition is a tribute to the unforgettable journey by Swami Vivekananda through his motherland.
- Specially designed exhibits having visuals made up of fiberglass by Shri Raghunath Goswami.
- Short narratives written by Swami Nikhilananda, available in English, Hindi and Tamil.
- Original pictures from that period and letters of Swamiji
In the exhibition I read Swamiji’s incredible travelogue and saw some rare old pictures of cities like Brindavan, Mathura, Bangalore, etc. Photography is not allowed inside the exhibition. The entry fee is Rs. 2 per head. I saw some nice flowers in the garden over there:
Then, we went to see the Government Museum. Established in the year 1991, the Government Museum, situated on the Beach Road offers a good collection of sculptured artifacts and crafts of South Indian Temples. Visitors to the museum can enjoy the vast display of exhibits, which covers a diverse range of interests such as anthropology, archaeology, numismatics, philately, botany, zoology and geology. Visiting hours:- From 09.30 A.M. to 05.00 P.M. (All Friday and second Saturday holiday) Entry Fee: Adults Rs. 5 and Children Rs. 3 per head.
There were many sculptures outside the museum:
- Sudalaimadasamy, Sea Shore Area Kanyakumari Dt, About 1900 AD:
- Mandapa Pillar, Tiruvitancode, Kanyakumari Dt, About 1900 AD:
- Suryan, Vadaseri, Kanyakumari Dt, About 1900 AD:
- Pathreswari, Painkulam, Kanyakumari Dt, About 1600 AD:
- Srinivasa, Arumanai, Kanyakumari Dt, About 900 AD:
- Museum Entrance:
- Kali, Kovalam, Kanyakumari Dt, About 1900 AD: