Vivekananda House

Vivekananda House, Chennai: Hours, Address, Vivekananda House Reviews: 4.5/5

Vivekananda House
4.5
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Dwightcr
Chapin, SC959 contributions
Famous old ice house
Jan 2020
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.
Written 4 February 2020
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Thaila S
San Mateo, CA44 contributions
Peaceful and beautiful
Dec 2019
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 incredibly tranquil and peaceful. Highly recommend to everyone. There is also a nice bookstore where we picked up a number of children's books in English.
Written 10 January 2020
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deshpande
3 contributions
Inspiring place
Nov 2019
We visited this place during out tour. It is inspiring place. we were told that Vivekanand swami stayed there for few days . He also used to to do meditation in that room. Very very peaceful place. One can learn many great things about him. It is worth seeing this place and spend some time in that peaceful place.
Written 6 December 2019
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LostMySelfTraveling
Visakhapatnam (Vizag), Andhra Pradesh, India382 contributions
Must visit for youth and young children
Jan 2019 • Family
This is one of the best buildings that had ever visited in Chennai. It is located in Mareena beach road. The building structure is really good. And the gallery inside is very inspiring. It covers the complete life history of स्वामी Vivekananda with pictures and news articles. There are is also book store where we can buy some of the best books of swami Vivekananda.
Written 2 December 2019
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sundarjagalan
Chennai, India55 contributions
House of Swami Vivekananda
May 2019 • Family
This place is right opposite to Marin Beach. Swamiji has stayed in this place and did lectures too. The maintenance can be improved and general awareness can be created so the tourist don't miss this historic place at Chennai
Written 11 July 2019
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Deadman17
Mumbai, India568 contributions
Place of solitude
May 2019 • Solo
the place is where Swami Vivekananda used to stay during old days. The place was actually built as a storage place for ice slabs imported from England. The place has a certain calmness about it. There are some documentaries that are screened on and off. A must visit place.
Written 30 June 2019
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TravellingSands
Chennai, India484 contributions
Learn the History of Ice in India and Of course Swami Vivekananda
May 2019
The circular structure that resembles a well was primarily built to store Ice that was brought from UK in ships and was sold to the rich and famous of British ruled Chennai in 18 and 19 th centuries. Since Swami Vivekananda stayed in this building much later, this has now been converted into His memorial. Apart from a photo gallery depicting the life of the saint a 3D show, meditation hall, book shop and an institute that teaches Yoga and other modern skills is also run by the management.
Written 20 June 2019
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Melissa Dsouza
Mumbai, India488 contributions
Spiritual house
Dec 2018 • Family
This place has a meditation center and it has mentioned the life of Buddhism, the life history of Vivekananda is mentioned here. and they have also an audio clip about how was his life. You cant take photographs inside the place.
Written 24 March 2019
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Karpagavalli
Chennai, India471 contributions
Built by the british
Apr 2018
The place is built by the British near the shore for storing large ice slabs imported from lo don for their personal use,and when saint vivekananda visited the city he stayed here for a short period and so the place is called so.now this houses the remembrance of the great saint and has an entrance fees for o e to go inside which houses a museum,
Written 18 March 2019
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JANET S
10 contributions
Special!
Feb 2019 • Business
Very nice energy! Grounds are immaculate and flowers are beautiful. A place to be quiet and contemplative. Allow time to relax, and have quiet meditation.
Written 15 February 2019
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