This beautiful memorial dedicated to the Indian philosopher, Swami Vivekananda is located on the southernmost tip of mainland India. This memorial is on two rocky islands projecting from the sea about 400 m offshore. The Indian philosopher Swami Vivekananda came here in 1892. On this rock stands the "Vivekananda Rock Memorial" built in 1970 with a blend of all the architechtural styles of India. The 133 feet high statue of Thiruvalluvar in the mid-sea at Kanyakumari is beside the memorial.