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. Using our world travel planner, Kanyakumari attractions like Vivekananda Rock Memorial can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The tickets at the boat jetty are available from 8 am to 4 pm. The regular ticket charge is Rs 34 per head(return ticket) The ticket counter and the Q is well organised and regulated. The line moves f...  more »
  • Kanyakumari is wonderful palace to visit. Sunrise and Sunset is amazing from here and Vivekanand Memorial is really good.  more »
  • Trip to the rock memorial is by boat and the ride will be worse when weather is bad.Late night lighting and early morning sun rise view of the rock memorial is awesome.  more »
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  • It should be declared as a wonder of the world. The place is magnificent and no words can describe the beauty of it. The view of the India Ocean is majestic. The place is a memorial made in the name of Swami Vivekananda, who was a spiritual leader whose principles are followed everywhere. There is a meditation hall where you can feel the burst of positive energy. Make it a point to visit at least once in a lifetime.
  • The place is once in lifetime experience. The memorial is located in the the midst of Indian ocean and the point where Bay of Bengal and Arabian sea merges into Indian ocean. The place has a ticket booth for the ferry ride which takes you to memorial and a rock cur statue.” The ferry tickets are ₹35 for one person( regular charges) & ₹165 (special entry). The ₹165 ticket just offers you the privilege of entry into the same ferry first accompanied by the regular ticket. This ticket only offers privilege on entry to ferry and not on return or on the way to the statue. Ferry ride is fun and safe. The temple is fabulous. Photography inside us prohibited .
  • Magnificent and majestic spot. A ferry Service is available which will take visitors to the spot. To avail the ferry service, tickets have to be bought. Normal tickets cost ₹34 and special tickets cost ₹169. The only difference between between normal and special tickets is that the queue for special tickets is much much less than normal one. Both of them will see the same thing and board the same boat but one has to stand in the normal ticket queue for a long time. The boat will drop the visitors in the spot and while returning one can board any of the boats available. One has to buy entry tickets in the spot to enter the rock memorial which costs ₹ 20 per head and also keep his/her shoes in a shoe-keeping counter.One can stay there as long as they wish.Under certain circumstances the ferry service ceases such as due to high tides or strong winds. But don't believe them. The guards and ferry service people told us that the service was unavailable then due to strong winds and would start operating the next day. They publicly addressed this message and many people retreated. But we again tried 20 minutes later and unexpectedly they started to operate without any prior notice. Pls don't forget to hit helpful if it really helps u.
  • Very nice place to visit. You have to travel through the boat to visit the place. The boat is good but they fit too many people on the seats. It is too much crowded. Only that is the issue. Rest all is good. Vivekananda memorial is really good place. There is a meditaion hall too. For the other statue You again have to travel through boat. Feels good while travelling in boat since when the ocean waves come at you the boat laterally moves like crazy. And the air flow is too much at such big height. Feels awesome. Be careful with the children there. Must visit place. Ticket is 34 rs per person. Click on like if you find it useful.
  • The end point of India. A really nice place filled by water from every corner. U need to get to a boat to reach there and the service will be available upto 4 pm. There will be huge queue, so plan accordingly. And about the place just see the photos and feel the awesomeness. And the sun set also pretty nice. There is a sun set point specially.so you can go there and enjoy the moment. But that place will be crowded.

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