Vivekananda Rock n Victoria Memorial

Vivekanand Rock , India

How does it feel to visit and see something about which you have been reading all through your school. Vivekanand Rock Memorial is major historical monument situated at the southernmost land tip of India - Kanyakumari. It is said that Swami Vivekananda swam up to the rock and meditated and attained enlightenment. I watched in awe, walked along the rock, along the pillars to take in all and admire this historic memorial. The merger of Bay of bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean can be seen from the rock. Next to Vivekanand Rock is another important monument - Thiruvalluvar Rock

Victoria Memorial, Kolkata (WestBengal, India)

I visited Victoria Memorial 5 years ago when I was working in Kolkata for few months. The pristine white marble monument stood high against the cerulean sky. It was built in 1902 and 1912 in memory of Queen Victoria and is now a museum.

::Don't miss out the previous Musings of the Wanderer::
A for Assam - The Land of blue Mountains   
B for Bangalore n Balmoral Beach
C for Coogee Beach  
D for Darling Harbour n Delhi   
E for Elephant Falls   

F for Fisher's Bay       
G for Gold Coast n Goa      
H for Harbour n Hyde Park
I for Incredible India 

K for Kanyakumari 
L for Leura Forest 
M for Manly n Mahaballipuram 
N for Namdroling n Nohkalikai 
O for Opera House n Ooty 
P for Palm Beach 
Q for Queensland 
R for Rock Beach  
S for Spit 
T for The Blue Mountains 
U for Umiam Lake


  1. As usual, beautiful photographs and text!!

  2. One of my fav places. Its such a peaceful feeling to be there


  3. Very beautiful photographs. I was nostalgic after seeing them.

  4. To be on the Vivekananda Rock Memorial is an out of this world experience. At least for me it was. Beautiful pictures, as always.

  5. I never heard of either of these places before. The story is interesting, and your photos wonderful.

  6. wow! Great information with splendid images.

  7. Glorious... thank you for the "v" photos!

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  8. Another lovely place. Thanks for showing these lovely places to us. As a Canadian, I don't know a lot about India so it's fun to learn about these places.

  9. So happy to learn about this landmark. India is on my travel list.

  10. Very nice pictures. An attempt of the British to create a replica of Taj Mahal in the honour of the Queen, the Victoria Memorial is an imposing monument of glittering white marble in an oasis of green. Recognized as the symbol of Kolkata, this monument houses a museum displaying British memorabilia and knick knacks from the time of the Raj. Check out all about Victoria Memorial.


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