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Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Kanyakumari, India
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Ranked #1 of 33 attractions in Kanyakumari
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

good place to visit.. open and airy.. enjoy and take rest in shade.. take photo shoots from the top.. visit in early hours.. otherwise you wont enjoy the place...

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Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a monument and it is a popular tourist attraction in Vavathurai, Kanyakumari, India. The memorial stands on one of two rocks located about 500 meters east off mainland of Vavathurai, India's southernmost tip. It was built in 1970 by the Vivekananda Rock Memorial Committee in honour of the visit of the Hindu spiritual teacher Swami Vivekananda... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Very clean and tidy place.A must see with your family.the ferry service waiting is the only thing that makes one tired

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

It was a wonderful experience to visit this place. Very clean and a calm environment. The ride on the steamer was really fun, though a short one.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

the ferry is too crowded..n the flooring gets too hot to walk on in summer.... they hv paint track with oil paint to prevent heating up but its worn out at many places.. but living this aside its really must be peaceful on odd day wen its less crowded

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were a group of four friends visited Kanyakumari on weekend by bus from Bangalore. Besides Vevekananda Rock Memorial and the giant Thiruvalluvar statue, the sunrise and the sunset are very spectacular scene to appreciate.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Good place to visit early in the morning. The arrangement for the tickets and the travel are good. Be prepared to wait for a long time to board the ferry. The ticket counter does not give a view of the hundreds of tourists waiting inside the hall further ahead. The memorial ticket has to be bought separately, once on the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The last ferry leaves at 4pm and if you're late (as I was) then you'll have to make do with taking photographs from the shore. You can still get a decent view, but obviously not as good as if you were able to make it over to the rock itself.

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Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Swami vivekanandha travelled all the way from calcutta. He had to swim from the mainland to the now rock memorial since he could not find a willing boatman.He found what he searched all his life right there.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Vivekananda Rock Memorial is one of the finest pieces of human endeavor at architecture in Southern India.

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