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Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Address: Kanyakumari, India
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Ranked #1 of 32 Attractions in Kanyakumari
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Delhi, Delhi, India
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91 reviews 91 reviews
40 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This memorial is located approx. 80 kms from Kovalama but will take you atleast 3-4 hours as there is no highway and one has to go thorugh various small towns. Hence going to Kanyakumari from Kovalam is slightly hectic and consumes your entire day. To reach this memorial you will have to take a ferry from Kanyakumari which is in... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Scenic beauty ,architecture , approach through ferry,ferry service cheap but quality of boats poor waiting period is a botheration

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India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Peace to be found here. A really awesome place. A big rock standing in the Indian ocean. Strong waves hitting the rock still it stands unmoved like facing all the hardships and still maintaining peace and serenity. Wowwww. Simply awesome feeling. The harbour police or officials take care of you. They charge rs 25 to and fro to the rock... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is the place Vivekananda meditated before giving his lecture in Chicago. The memorial is very clean. Its very calm and peaceful inside. There is a meditation room where you can sit and meditate. Before you go there check for the weather, because the travel from the shore to the memorial is restricted during rains and strong winds. Ferry fees... More 

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delhi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It is difficult to reach as there are long queues to take the ferry from mainland. We paid extra to take the special ticket , however, the same is not applicable for the return journey

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The danger see and in between this beautiful island which is calm, clean and well kept. You'll enjoy some moments here.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

Wow this place is amazing, the boat ride to the memorial was exciting, Very peaceful in the shrine and meditation hall. Will definitely visit again!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The rock memorial has a sense of history and spirituality about it. When we went (early December) the crowds were sparse and the place was very quiet and conducive to meditative musings. The visit brought back memories of an earlier visit over 35 years ago, and the feeling I came away with was almost the same.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Very good place I visited in evenings boating is very good, went into the hill place at senn sunset.its awesome

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Took a special lane to catch the ferry to Vivekananda Rock memorial. The journey was fun and it is about 5-10 minutes from the mainland. The memorial was very quiet and we mediated in the meditation hall for few minutes. It was very clean and windy outside. Please follow the landmarks given to ensure that you have visited the whole... More 

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