Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Hemant Varshney
    New Delhi, India167 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit
    This is the place where Swami Vivekanand did meditation and attained enlightenment. It is also said that on the same rock devi Kanyakumari (Goddess Parvati) did tapasya for Lord Shiv. Her footprints are still there on this rock. You have to visit this rock with bare foot so it will be hard to walk on the rock as it is very hot during the day time. A white paint lines are there on the floor try to walk on them. To reach the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, you need to take a ferry from Kanyakumari. I would suggest to take this ferry in the early morning otherwise it will be crowed. Once you will be in ferry it will take hardly 10 minutes to reach the rock. You can spend around one hour over there on the rock and can come back with the same ferry. Along with Rock Memorial there is another rock where they have statue of Thiruvalluvar. It remain closed during the low tied, if it will be open then after rock memorial you can go to visit this statue with the same ferry.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Ian S
    Sydney, Australia77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vivekeanda Rock is deeply spiritual
    I was visiting Trivandrum and was in two minds about making the trip to Kanyakumari. I was glad I did. I hired a car and driver. The cost was no greater than the package day tours but with much more flexibility. We got to Kanyakumari abut 3pm. No queue for the 3.30pm boat to Vikevenanda Rock. Got into the spirit of the place. A special place for Hindus and the great Vikevenanda. Next morning watched the sunrise from the viewing tower. I have done this in many places. Here it is very powerful and very spiritual. I stayed at the Sparsa hotel which was not a bad choice, walkable to the sunrise Point but if I went again I would stay at the Tamil Nadu Hotel. Set in grounds it has an historic wing called the Cape Block. It is a somewhat shabby hotel but it would be my pick. Returning to Trivandrum the next day I visited the Padmanabhapuram Palace which I highly recommend.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 October 2023
  • EarlyRetirementAbroa
    Princeton, New Jersey3,114 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spend some time at the meditation hall
    We took a ferry to the Vivikananda Rock. The regular ferry ride at the very long line is Rs. 75 both way, however the VIP tickets are available for Rs. 300. The place is nicely maintained and really lovely. After the walking around the rock, we went to the meditation hall and meditated for the 20+ minutes. The energy of the hall is amazing. There no VIP line for the return ride, however the boats coming one after another. Needless to say that we were only one farangs there. People took a lots of pictures of us like we were taking the pictures of monkeys. The 41-metre-tall(133 ft) stone sculpture of the Tamil poet and philosopher Valluvar, known as Thiruvallur is under construction.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Karishma K
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India418 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very Calming experience
    Visited this place as part of our trip to Kanyakumari. There was a calming charm in the place right from the time we landed there from the boat. The views of the seas are beautiful from here as are the views of the sangam ghats. The place is very clean aside from some plastic bottles that some people had thrown near the entrance. Worth a visit
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 December 2023
  • Surya Katakam
    Hyderabad, India2,124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Unique symbol of unity and purity
    Kanyakumari is a special destination in many different ways. When we think about Southernmost tip of the India, we remember Kanyakumari and at the same time when we think about Kanyakumari, we remember Vivekananda Rock. Vivekananda Rock is the most visited and Most crowded place of Kanyakumari. Vivekananda Rock memorial was built as a mark of respect to the legendary Swami Vivekananda and Inaugurated by then the President of India Shri V.V.Giri on 02-Sep-1970. We have visited Kanyakumari during last week of December 2023 and this is third time I visited and in all the three times I was excited to visit Vivekananda Rock as this is so natural and beautiful location of Sothern tip. This is located in Southern tip of the Country on small island which is inside the Ocean where all three oceans meet at one place. Interesting Facts about Vivekananda Rock: 1. Located at such a Unique location that to on small Island inside Ocean where the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean converge. 2. This is the spot where the great Indian spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda meditated and attained enlightenment in 1892. 3. Vivekananda Rock memorial is built on the top of one rock which is adjacent to another rock on which Thiruvalluvar Statue is installed. 4. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial houses two main structures namely Vivekananda Mandapam and Shripada Mandapam. 5. Vivekananda attained enlightenment at this place while sitting on rock and meditating. Entry Fee: 30 INR per Person
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 May 2024
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Surya Katakam
Hyderabad, India2,124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Kanyakumari is a special destination in many different ways. When we think about Southernmost tip of the India, we remember Kanyakumari and at the same time when we think about Kanyakumari, we remember Vivekananda Rock. Vivekananda Rock is the most visited and Most crowded place of Kanyakumari. Vivekananda Rock memorial was built as a mark of respect to the legendary Swami Vivekananda and Inaugurated by then the President of India Shri V.V.Giri on 02-Sep-1970.

We have visited Kanyakumari during last week of December 2023 and this is third time I visited and in all the three times I was excited to visit Vivekananda Rock as this is so natural and beautiful location of Sothern tip. This is located in Southern tip of the Country on small island which is inside the Ocean where all three oceans meet at one place.

Interesting Facts about Vivekananda Rock:
1. Located at such a Unique location that to on small Island inside Ocean where the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean converge.
2. This is the spot where the great Indian spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda meditated and attained enlightenment in 1892.
3. Vivekananda Rock memorial is built on the top of one rock which is adjacent to another rock on which Thiruvalluvar Statue is installed.
4. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial houses two main structures namely Vivekananda Mandapam and Shripada Mandapam.
5. Vivekananda attained enlightenment at this place while sitting on rock and meditating.

Entry Fee:
30 INR per Person
Written 4 May 2024
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DipuKV
Pune, India2,910 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
A superb monument, which is a great combination of manmade architectural splendor & the sheer raw beauty of nature, Vivekananda Rock Memorial is one of the most beautiful spots one can experience.
Written 24 April 2024
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Jayanti
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Beautiful place and very peaceful. We spent couple of hours there. Sat in the meditation room for half an hour. In all it was a wonderful trip and experience.
Written 17 March 2024
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Nickyban07
Kolkata (Calcutta), India325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A very peaceful place. The sound of sea waves brings in calmness. The Meditation hall is the best place to be. And the surrounding views are exceptional.
Written 24 February 2024
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Bala vasan
94 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Never ever to be visited . Such a famous tourist spot and is I’m such a bad shape . Rush . Smell. No facilities. Rubbish everywhere . The boats are rusted calling for a disaster.
Written 19 February 2024
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Venture19204260006
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
It was a horrifying experience. We went on public holiday and I recommend people not go there on peak days. It was really hot that day. We waited for 3 hours in heat queue(~1km) and then got on the ferry. Coming back from island was also a pain as there were no shades and we had to queue for 1hr. Trust me I am from Odisha's Angul where there are a lot of mines and temp can go 42C+ on peak summers, so when I say it was very unmanageable hot in that area, in Septemeber, I mean it.
1- dont go in peak days.
2-dont go on hot days.

Though the view from island was good, not the very best, but good.
Written 14 February 2024
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Pinaki R
Singapore, Singapore245 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Beautiful sangam if the three oceans - Indian , Arabian and the Bay of Bengal !

The peacefulness of the sanctorum of Swami Vivekananda was specially calming.
Written 13 February 2024
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Tejal
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The transport to the place is via a very old ferry bus thats filled in with crowd like we are animals. The boat is in a poor state, and risks outweigh the benefits of the beautiful view thats on the other end. So please enjoy the view from the land rather than going to this place.
Written 21 January 2024
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Vinith Vijayan
Thane, India80 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The memorial has got historical values and is a must visit place while in Kanyakumari. Unfortunately one should not go in Nov-Dec-Jan months as there is huge rush of pilgrims and locals from various villages coming to do sightseeing. The trip on the boat takes hours and even by paying special charge which is 3 times higher the wait time is endless
Written 8 January 2024
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Dhaval M
Mumbai, India48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This is the place where Swami Vivekananda had attained the enlightenment so a dedicated rock memorial has been set up with the help from various strata of the society dedicated to the greatest ever saint of the modern india. We purchased the ticket for Rs. 75/- (Return) per person for the ferry service, also there's separate entrance ticket for the rock memorial which was Rs. 30/- per person. Its a 5-10 boat minute ride than you can visit the temple and explore the place for not more than 30-45 minutes because apart from the temple, there's nothing much over there. Most of the people take photographs only. But it's a must visit atleast for once.
Written 7 January 2024
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