Vivekananda House, Chennai

Currently Open [Closes at 12:30 pm]
  • Address: Kamaraj Salai (Marina beach road), Neelam Basha Dargapuram, Near Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 07:15 pm Details
  • Phone: +044-28446188
  • Ticket Price: 20 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Family And Kids
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About Vivekananda House, Chennai

A Chennai attraction dedicated to the Indian Hindu monk, Swami Vivekananda, the Vivekananda House, holds high significance given its crucial role in the Ramakrishna Movement in South India. It is one of the most important attractions in Chennai, given the fact the Swami Vivekananda stayed here for 9 days during the movement, in the year 1897. Today what you get to see here is an interesting collection of Swamiji’s Life. This is a permanent collection along with some pieces hinting at the Indian culture too.

Vivekananda House Information

  • Provision for the elevator for the disabled and elderly free of charge.
  • No food service but restrooms are available.

Vivekananda House Ticket Prices

  • Given price is for adults.
  • Children from 3-12 years: INR 10
  • Group ticket for school students: INR 5

Vivekananda House Opening and Closing Hours

  • On Sundays and Special days half an hour extension for visitors.

How To reach Vivekananda House by Public Transport

  • Vivekananda House bus station
  • Ice House Bus Station
  • Lady Wellington High School Bus Station

Restaurants Near Vivekananda House

  • Dakshin (South Indian cuisine/approx. Rs. 3000 for two).
  • Burgundy’s (Indian, Oriental, Italian and Continental/ Rs. 2,200 for two).
  • Annalakshmi (South Indian, North Indian/ Rs. 800 for two).

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Vivekananda House, Chennai Reviews

  • The place is situated right on the beach road and is very much reachable by any kind of transportation. This place is actually where Swami Vivekananda stayed when he was in Chennai. The display of all the photographs of the timeline of the life of Swami Vivekananda is something much appreciated. It's a walk down display right from the entrance to the top of the house. The words of Swami written on the walls are much inspiring and the meditation hall where Swami did his meditation during those days was a different world for itself. All the peace in the world seems to be present in the hall and one can actually feel it. Spend some quality time there for some refreshment of soul. Also there's a book store just by .. it's a collection of some thoughts and life of Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.

  • So beautifully maintained. It is actually on old ice storage house where imported ice blocks were stored some 150-200 years ago. Swami Vivekananda stayed in this house for a few days and the house still resonates with his vibrations. You may feel like some mysterious calmness when you sit in the room where he stayed. The whole house has been now turned into a museum showcasing the Vedic knowledge, Indian history and Swamiji's life. The life-like 2d and 3d shows of two short-video films are inspirational. Overall, the package is enough to take you into trance.

  • A peaceful place filled with soothing music in the background. Depicts nearly the entire life of Swami Vivekananda with pictures and adequate descriptions.Also a 3-d movie showing the speech he delivered at the religion conference as a cherry on top . Facility for meditation also available. Overall it's a good place to go and in case you dont find it good enough for you , there is marina right next to it. Atleast you can enjoy the sea. Still if your not satisfied you got some issues.

  • it nice architecture nice collection of pictures and information about Swami Vivekanand’s life and contribution towards Indian as well as world society. Animated Movies based Swami ji they show here are inspirational. Definitely recommended historical attraction in Chennai.

  • One of the most informative museums in India depicting the life of swami ji. Also the consice info on the Hinduism and and its relevance to the Indian society is very nicely depicted. Best for young kids. Don't forget to check this out if you are in the marina Beach area.

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