The Tsunami Monument is a unique structure, located near the southern shore in Kanyakumari. As the name suggests, this monument was built in the memory of those who died in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. The earthquake affected many countries, including India, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Thailand, Maldives and Indonesia.
Recorded as one of the devastating natural disasters in the history, this underwater megathrust earthquake claimed around 280000 lives. People from places near and far visit this monument to pay homage to all those who lost their lives because of this catastrophic tsunami.