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Vivekananda House, Chennai

#16 of 129 in Historic Sites in Chennai
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Displays about Swami Vivekananda are just part of the appeal of Vivekananda House, a semicircular building built in the 1840s to store ice. The famed "Wandering Monk" stayed here in 1897, preaching to big crowds. Today, a photo exhibit narrates the swami's life--his room is used for meditation. Make Vivekananda House a part of your Chennai vacation plans using our Chennai route planner.
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  • Build in 1842 it contained Ice from far away to be used in the heat of India. It's also known for Swami Vivekananda visit hear and thus a rename since the British were gone.  more »
  • I'm so glad that we visited. I took my two boys, ages 4 and 6, and we really enjoyed reading the pictures/paintings in the museum, seeing the movie, and meditating in the meditation hall. It was...  more »
  • Place of ambience and knowledge. A fan of Swami vivekananda will find this a great retreat. Please also visit the book store the prices are very low and good selection of books
  • This was an interesting place, but not one for the uninitiated in Hinduism and Buddhism. I had a guide from my hotel take me through, and since he was Hindu, he was able to walk me through the exhibits and give me the back story. Without him, it just would have been a bunch of wall hangings with captions.
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