Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanyakumari

Renowned for its stunning architecture, the Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a popular attraction.

Renowned for its stunning architecture, the Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a popular attraction. | Photo credit: Natesh Ramasamy/Flickr

Vivekananda Rock Memorial Overview

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Built in 1970, the Vivekananda Rock Memorial is one of the finest pieces of human endeavor at architecture in Southern India. Situated on a rock island, Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a major tourist attraction in Kanyakumari and houses the statue of the great preacher Swami Vivekananda.

People believe that Swami Vivekananda swam to this small rocky island and meditated here in his quest for enlightenment. The Shripada Mandapam, having a study hall and a museum, and the Vivekananda Mandapam add to the spiritual significance and purity of the memorial.

  • Opening Closing Time 9 am to 5:30 pm (Daily)

  • Entrance Fee Rs. 20 per person

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Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari