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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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  • It is just too crowded. The ferry service and the wait for it is interminable with very poor logistics and long queues. NOt worth the wait.  more »
  • It was a long time wish fulfillment for me. I visited Kanyakumari temple which is dedicated to a ' Devi' who remained unmarried for ever after her wish to marry Shiva remained unfulfilled and vivekana...  more »
  • Vivekananda Rock Memorial is very famous attraction of tourist those who visited kanyakumari in the first sightseeing choise is Vivekananda Rock Memorial.  more »
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  • This is a great tribute to Swamy Vivekananda. Very peaceful and calm atmosphere for meditation. The meditation hall is vibrant and you can feel the positive energy while meditating there.
  • Beautiful memorial buildings. Very open and spacious area, good place to have a rest and marvel at the beauty of South India from the island. During the day time, the ground gets extremely hot. Best to walk around the shadows, as, one has to take off foot wear to visit here.
  • Nice place to visit in Kanyakumari... specially the clear sea and beautiful view... Kanyakumari waves makes the pleasant atmosphere and make you feel to love Nature.
  • Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a popular tourist monument in tamilnadu. . It was built in 1970 in honour of Swami Vivekananda who is said to have attained enlightenment on the rock. A meditation hall (Dhyana Mandapam) is also attached to the memorial for visitors to meditate, gives positive energy. Very good pleasant ambience.
  • Amazing place. High wind, endless blue ocean, Swami Vivekananda's enlightenment make this place unforgettable. It is located about 500 meters east off mainland, India's southernmost tip.