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Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari

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Visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial, sitting iconically upon one of two rocks sticking out from the middle of the sea. Swami Vivekananda is said to have attained enlightenment on these rocks, with a towering statue overlooking the endless ocean built in his honor. Two meditation halls offer a surreal experience for the spiritual, with the isolated rocks offering the perfect atmosphere to clear one’s mind. The ground itself can get quite hot, which can be uncomfortable as you must take your shoes off. To visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial on your holiday in Kanyakumari, and find out what else Kanyakumari has to offer, use our Kanyakumari family vacation planner.
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Where to stay in Kanyakumari

The end of the line, Kanyakumari has a number of accommodations to host those adventurous enough to come here. Located close to the train station, along the handily named Main Road, you'll find some popular budget options, including family-run guesthouses and simple hotels. Further to the south along the thoroughfare, things get a little more upmarket. Take a look at the beachside hotels, offering rooms from which you can watch the sunrise without getting out of bed.
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  • It's situated at the tail end of India, a 100m into the sea. You need to access the ferry to get there. Beware that ferry tickets closes at 4pm. At the rock you will a foot imprint of Vivekananda and ...  more »
  • If you wanna go to this rock memorial then start early at around 9 in the morning as they start selling the boat tickets to go to this rock at that time because it will be v hot if u tend to go late a...  more »
  • I heard about this place from my sister who is widely travelled! I had imagined this place in my thoughts! After checking in our hotel, first thing we did was to take a ferry to the rock memorial . It...  more »
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  • Its Serene and peaceful place, surrounded by Ocean from all sides! The place is a must visit for the scenic beauty it offers! The constant cool breeze is will hook you up. Take some snacks nd water with u and spend some tine there enjoying the tranquility! Try visiting as early as possible as it is less crowded that time, or visit in evening time and enjoy the setting sun!
  • One of my favourite destination. Total silence and peace here. You can feel yourself here. Next is view point. You can see Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and The Indian Ocean. You can noticed these difference in the form of colour change.
  • Clean place, good for vegetarians and a total value for money. Great ambience, so calm to stay. We stayed in the guest house with 2 rooms and the room with attached bath. Both were good. But the rooms with common bath are not recommended for a family. This place is heavily booked, so book in advance on these rooms. A very nice place to be in Kanyakumari if you get the right type of accommodation in the centre.
  • The southern most part of the Indian sub-continent. Fells too much windy over there. It attracts a lot of tourists. There is a meditation hall in there where we can find some peacefull time. The premises are maintained very clean Boat facilities are available and is the only means to reach out there. Boating facilities closes by 4:00 p.m. in the evening.
  • Good place to visit... I've spent nice weekend with my family here.. Good maintenance... Really hats off to the boat labours and vivekananda rock labours for them hard work... Enjoyed my trip...