A short ferry ride will take you to the statue of Thiruvalluvar, the great and legendary philosopher and poet from Tamil Nadu. Located right next to the Vivekanand Rock, this magnificent statue stands one hundred and thirteen feet tall. The height of the statue corresponds to the one thousand one hundred and thirty verses, written by the poet-philosopher and immortalized in the Thirukkural. The verses cover every aspect of the human life. Stairs built into the statue allow you to climb up to take in a grand and sweeping view of the sea and the mainland.