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Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Kanyakumari, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

neat and well maintained place, safety life jackets are provided with the ferry service,wheel chairs are provided for old people,ferry charges includes rs35(normal) and rs170(special) respectively.you will simply enjoy the nature here.

Thank Siva K
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to Vivekananda Rock in June 2017 and had overall good experience. The boat ride to and from the place was good as well.

Thank BhuvanaR_Feb29
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ferry ride will charge 37 rs per person to and fro from sea shore to memorial. 5-7 min ferry ride. They will give life jackets as well in ferry.

Thank anonymousS5542GQ
Reviewed 5 days ago

One has to take a ferry to reach the island where this rock memorial is located. One gets a spiritual feeling on landing there. Blue sea with waves hitting the island create an excellent view.

Thank ashish_mms
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited this place after nearly 35 years and found it maintained with the same level of cleanliness as before. We saw the 3 sea/ocean from this rock...in 3 different colors. The hydraulic jumps observed when the high waves hit the rocks were amazing. This...More

Thank Khanra
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A well maintained monument I have ever seen. There is no eatery packets, bottles found anywhere in the rock and surroundings. Get free drinking water. Vivekananda Memorial having different kind of shops for curious and book stall for Vivekananda Publications.

Thank PramodThalakkulam
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rock memorial is dedicated to Swami Vivekananda who supposedly medidated on this rock for 3 days in end of Dec.1892 before leaving for Chicago. Opposite to rock memorial, Devi temple is there.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

This memorial is more than 40 years and still maintained very well. Wish they introduce laser lighting during the night like Prem mandhir at Vrindavan. Atleast for an hour or so will be an added attraction.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's situated at the tail end of India, a 100m into the sea. You need to access the ferry to get there. Beware that ferry tickets closes at 4pm. At the rock you will a foot imprint of Vivekananda and there you have a great...More

Thank AbhijithShaji
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you wanna go to this rock memorial then start early at around 9 in the morning as they start selling the boat tickets to go to this rock at that time because it will be v hot if u tend to go late as...More

Thank Rafik M
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Debanjali G
hi, i'm planning to vist kanyakumari for a day. is it possible to book same day (on spot) tour of Vivekananda rock, or should i book tickets beforehand?
21 June 2017|
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Response from arunkk1 | Reviewed this property |
You can book on the same day. Advance booking is not required.
hi please suggest which time is better to visit kanyakumari.
12 June 2017|
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Response from vsb2001 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Are you asking time as in season, then all seasons are good.
Songs of Earth A
does it have any dress code for the vivekananda temple?
25 April 2017|
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Response from praveenm764 | Reviewed this property |
no there is no dress code but photography is not allowed in the two madapams