Vivekananda Rock Memorial
#1 of 20 Places to Visit in Kanyakumari
Distance (From Kanyakumari Station): 1.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: Rock Island Near Beach Road
Transportation Options: Boat
Travel Tips: Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Thiruvalluvar Statue are located on adjacent islands and should be visited before 4 PM.
At a distance of 1.5 kms from Kanyakumari Bus Station & 1.5 km from Kanyakumari Railway Station, Vivekananda Rock is a rock island about a hundred meters away from the shore. Regular ferry service exists between the mainland jetty and the rock.
The Rock has two halls; one belonging to Swami Vivekananda and the other belonging to a Holy Foot. The Holy Foot is a foot shaped carving found on the rock and is believed to be a foot print of Goddess Kumari who stood on this rock on one leg and performed the Tapasya (meditation). The Rock memorial has a tall statue of Swami Vivekananda whose photographs are not allowed to be taken from inside the hall. Below the statue was mentioned the year of death of Swamiji and the 'probable' dates when Swamiji attained Samadhi on the rock.
Visting Hours are 8 AM To 4 PM. The ticket fare is 20/- for boat transfer.
Thiruvalluvar Statue is also located on the adjacent island.