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Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Kanyakumari, India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Kanyakumari is the Southern tip of India. I visited Kanyakumari for the first time in March 2014. It is one of the must see places in India. Normally the expression 'down south' is referred to the map denoting to places in south of India. Actually, it should be referred to up south as some of the firsts and only happenings... More

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dehradoon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Vivekanand rock memorial is one of the best places I have visited. The significance is both historical and the marvel of the sight it presents I will give some facts which will help a tourist plan better There is no special pass for the ferry ride to the rock memorial. It has been discontinued. The ferry ride starts at 8... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very good experience to visit by Ship, clean & cool place with a very nice view of sea around the rock.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is where the great Indian thinker Vivekananda is famed to have meditated - although there are conflicting opinions about it. That said one thing that is not up for debate is that the place has a serene tranquil feel about it. Its accessible via a short boat ride from the mainland on Kanyakumari. The boats usually make a short... More

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MUMBAI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

An unique place depicting the works of Swami Vivekananda is truely inspiring an makes one wonder how much a person can achieve in a single lifetime. A must visit for enthralling sunrise and sunset views and to understand Swamiji and his teachings better.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Amazing creation of dedicated human of the modern era is beyond words to explain and express. An apt tribute to a wonder of the world the great Swami Vivekananda in no better surrounding with the constraint faced can't be imagined. Hats off!!!!!

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Please plan it for first thing in the morning because you will have to stand in the queue for buying the ferry ticket, if you are OK buying premium tickets (at additional cost) you can go at any time. Buying the ferry tickets was the most painful experience otherwise it was a great place to visit. Ferry ride was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Apart from the ferry charge we have to buy the TKT to go to the Rock memorial as it is maintained by the Trust. Do not fail to see the foot print of Kanyakumari inside the complex

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

holidays are full of rush..can get in early to get the boat ride..Nice boat drive and enjoy the nature view..

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Pondicherry, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This memorial is located on a rocky island about 400 m off shore. Swami Vivekananda meditated here in 1892 before setting out to become one of India's most important crusaders. It remains a very peaceful and reverent place.End of South is here, beautiful structure, very good feelings, heart felt memory.

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