Tourist Places in kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu) – Vivekananda Memorial

Vivekananda Memorial

Vivekananda Memorial: The twin rocks lying about 200 meters east of the Cape in the Bay of Bengal present an impressive sight. Swamy Vivekananda is said to have meditated on this rock before he decided to proceed to America to attend the Parliament of Religions at Chicago. Thereafter, the rocks came to be called as Vivekananda Rocks. On these rocks stand the Vivekananda Memorial Monument built in 1970 with a blend of the architectural style of the country. A beautiful statue of the Swamiji is enshrined in the main hall. One can see the Sri Pada Parai, the foot prints of Kanyakumari Devi, who did penance on this rock. Ferry services are available to visit the memorial monuments during the day.

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