About Vivekananda House

An ancient historic building in Chennai, 'The Vivekananda House or Vivekanandar Illam (earlier known as Ice House or Castle Kernan), is an important landmark. The place holds a great inspirational appraise as the reverend Hindu monk, Vedic philosopher, and a change maker Swami Vivekananda’s resided here in 1897. This spectacular building is now known for its architecture and its immense collection of the great philosopher's memoirs. This place is maintained by Sri Ramakrishna Math, it is an exhibition of Vivekananda‘s life and Indian culture. Swamy's teachings can be perceived by visiting the gallery, meditation room, and Vivekananda Park. The vision and teachings of Swami Vivekanand had a great impact on the youth of those time and the legacy continues even today.

Must See

  • Vivekananda Museum
  •  meditation hall
  •  3D movie theatre,
  • Rare photo collections
  • 2D hologram show.

How to reach

By bus, Vivekananda House Bus stop and Light House or Triplicane Railway station From the airport, it’s around 15 to 20 km

Tips

  • Do not take Photo/Video inside the exhibition.
  • Parking facilities are available.
  • Do not take Pets inside.
  • There is provision for the elevator for the disabled and elderly, Vivekananda House double storied.
  • Restrooms are available for use
  • You can buy books at the stall.
  • Learn about the life of Swami Vivekanand through Audio clips
  • Visitors can meditate in the meditation center.
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Visit Time

Sunday:       10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,  3:00 p.m. to 7.15 p.m.
Monday:       Closed
Tuesday:      10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,  3:00 p.m. to 7.15 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,  3:00 p.m. to 7.15 p.m.
Thursday:     10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,  3:00 p.m. to 7.15 p.m.
Friday:          10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,  3:00 p.m. to 7.15 p.m.
Saturday:      10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,  3:00 p.m. to 7.15 p.m.

*On Sundays and Special days half an hour extension for visitors

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Waiting Time

No wait time

 

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Entrance Fee

Yes

Adults: Rs. 20

Children (3-12 years): Rs. 10 

Group ticket for school students: Rs 5

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours

 

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Weather

Mist 27°C

 

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