Timings : 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hrs
Entry Fee : INR 10
Still Camera: INR 10
Video Camera: INR 50
Timings : 7:00 AM till 5:00 PM
Best Time to Visit : October to March. Visit this place in November if you want to witness the Cape Festival.
Tip : Be careful on the stairs of this destination, which are quite steep at a few locations.
Ferry : Timings: 8:00 AM till 4:00 PM
Cost: INR 34 per head, INR 20 additional to see the memorial
The magnificent Vivekananda Rock Memorial is located on a small island off Kanyakumari. It has the picturesque Indian Ocean in its backdrop. It is situated on one of the two adjacent rocks projecting out of the Lakshadweep Sea and comprises of the 'Shripada Mandapam' and the 'Vivekananda Mandapam'.Vivekananda Rock Memorial is located at about 500 meters east of the mainland of Vavathurai in Kanyakumari and can be accessed by regular ferries.
This statue was built in the year 1970 on the island situated in Vavathurai, built on the site where Vivekananda attained enlightenment. The Shripada Mandapam has a study hall and a museum, where you can explore Vivekananda's life and work in depth.
According to historical tales and legends, it is believed that Goddess Kumari performed austerity on this rock. There is a 'Dhyana Mandapam' located beside to memorial, which serves as the meditation hall for the visitors to meditate. The style of architecture followed here is distinctive and incorporates various temple styles from all over India. The Laccadive Sea surrounds these rocks.
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