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Vivekananda Rock Memorial-A Tryst with Spirituality

#Monument in Kanyakumari

A symbol of purity and unity is the lofty Vivekananda Rock Memorial located offshore. The colossal structure was constructed as a tribute to the spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda, an undying source of inspiration illustrating various architectural styles of India. The imposing memorial stands in grandeur with the vast waters around.

It has two main structures - Vivekananda mandapam and Sripada Mandapam. It is built on two rocks with one having a brownish projection resembling a human footprint, hence the name Sripada. A bronze statue of Swami Vivekananda stands erect in the other mandapam, constructed to directly face the Sripadam. It has a mix of conventional and modern architecture, with a mandapam to relax and meditate. One of the most revered memorials, it can be reached only by a boat cruise, a pleasant ride to enjoy.

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Location:
Kanyakumari
Tamil Nadu, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
₹10
Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
8.0700000°N, 77.5500000°E
Distance from Kanyakumari to Vivekananda Rock Memorial
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Vivekananda Rock Memorial..

Overall Rating:4.6

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  '5' out of 5
"A place of historical importance and the visit to this place can motivate anyone to achieve anything in life. This is the rock where Swami Vivekanda meditated for 3 days in 1892 before he left for the religious conference in Chicago in 1893"
  '5' out of 5
"People have to see this place in there life time. Here you see 1. Vivekananda Rock Memorial (You have to reach there by boat from the shore.) 2. Thiruvaluvar statue (Near to vivekananda Rock) 3. Tip of India, where you can see Three oceans (Indian ocean, Arabian sea, Bay of Bengal) meeting each other. Enjoy the holiday. Be happy."
  '5' out of 5
"Arabrian Sea..Bay of Bengal..Indian Ocean...the 3 meet over here and one can identify with the 3 different type of sand...awesome...sunset point is just a natures majestic view...Yeh Hai Mera INDIA"
  '5' out of 5
"Vivekananda Rock Memorial is so peaceful place. Beautiful views of the three seas meeting together. Great view. All must visit. Just a beautiful, peaceful place."
  '5' out of 5
"Sangamam of Arabian sea, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean!!! Mukkoodal!!! Vivekananda rock is well maintained!!! Silent!!! Good fa meditation when no crowd!!!"

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