Swamy Vivekananda rock was called as “Sripadaparai” in Puranic tradition. This rock was built in honour of Swamy Vivekananda and constructed in 1970. Swamy Vivekananda attained enlightenment while meditating on this rock in 1892.
Vivekananda Rock has two major parts, one is Vivekananda Dhyana Mandapam and another one is Sripada Para. Sripada Para meaning is that the rock has been blessed by Kumari Amman. There is a projection in the rock similar to the form of human foot and little brownish in complexion.
Boat facilities are available to reach Vivekananda Rock operated by government and the same boat goes to Thiruvalluvar Statue as well. Vivekananda rock is open every day for tourists. There is a mediation hall in Vivekananda Dhyana mandapam, where people can mediate in calm and peaceful atmosphere.
Entrance Fee : Rs.10.00
Ferry Fee : Rs.30.00
Visiting Hours : 7 AM to 4 PM