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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  • August 18, 2017
    We were here on a family trip. This place can be reached by a ferry whose entrance is near Kanyakumari temple. The ferry and Memorial entey tickets are very reasonable. The Memorial is maintained very...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    We had to reach there by boat--- though renovation of Vivekananda Statue was going on but the site was wonderful. If you are follower of Vivekanandas principle then there are many small stalls where y...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Ahh... words can't define the experience for this place. From a ferry ride to reaching out in the middle of the sea and listening to the roaring sound of waves, it's an experience that an individual m...  more »
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  • June 16, 2017
    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!
  • July 4, 2017
    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.
  • May 24, 2017
    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.
  • July 10, 2017
    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.
  • July 16, 2017
    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...

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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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