Vivekananda Rock Memorial


A trip of 2 nights & 3 days is enough to explore the best elements of Kanyakumari. Whether you want to visit temples, beaches, or other tourist attractions, you can cover all the major spots during this span. However, if you are looking for a more leisurely vacation, you can also plan a trip of around 5-6 days.

Which rock is used in Vivekananda Memorial?

Charnockite rock
The Vivekananda Memorial which rests on a Charnockite rock. The Vivekananda Memorial was inaugurated on 2 September 1970, by the then President VV Giri. But, little do we know about the geological significance of the Charnockite rock island on which the memorial is built!

Who built Vivekananda Rock Memorial?

It was constructed by Vivekananda Rock Memorial Committee to commemorate his visit to Sripada Parai in 1892. The construction of this monument spanned over six years and was finally inaugurated on 2nd September 1970 by the then President of India V.V. Giri.

How long does it take to visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial?

Total round trip for both Vivekananda Rock and Thiruvalluvar Memorial right from ticket queue will take on an average two hours. On season time (holidays, festival time and long week ends it may take another 30 minutes extra plus crowd every where.

Where is the Vivekananda Rock Memorial situated?

Consider visiting Kanyakumari, a coastal city in Tamil Nadu. It is the southernmost point of the Indian peninsula where the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal meet. Kanyakumari also proudly boasts being home to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, the place where the great Swami Vivekananda attained enlightenment.

What is inside the Vivekananda rock?

Vivekananda Mandapam

Dhyana Mandapam is the meditation Hall with six adjacent rooms. Sabha Mandapam is the Assembly Hall consists Pratima Mandapam (statue section) two rooms, a corridor, and an open prakaram (outer courtyard) round the Sabha Mandapam.

What was the original name of the rock on which Swami Vivekananda meditate?

Kanyakumari resolve of 1892

Vivekananda reached Kanyakumari on 24 December 1892 and meditated for a three-day stretch, from 25 December to 27 December, on a large mid-sea rock, on aspects of India’s past, present, and future.

Why Kanyakumari is famous?

Kanyakumari is popular because it is the only places on earth, where you can see the Sun Rise and Sun Set from the ocean. It is the only place in India where one can enjoy the unique spectacle of Sunset and Moonrise simultaneously on full moon days.

Why Vivekananda went to Kanyakumari?

It was said that Swami Vivekananda during his travel across the country as Parivrajak visited Kanyakumari in the last week of December in 1892 to offer prayers to Devi Kanyakumari (Bhagavathi Amman).

How to go to Vivekananda rock from Kanyakumari?

Vivekananda rock memorial is about 1 km from Kanyakumari railway station, from the railway station hire cab in Kanyakumari to visit Vivekananda rock memorial or you can get auto also. From Vivekananda Kendra rest house, they offer free bus service to Visit the local sightseeing places of Kanyakumari.


Located 500 meters away from the mainland, Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a place of great scenic beauty, historical importance and religious significance.
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