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About Vivekanandar Illam

Vivekanandar Illam or the Vivekananda House is a spherical shaped three-storey building that majestically stands out on the busy Kamarajar Salai Road. This monument houses many paintings, depictions and displays around Vivekananda that attract tourists; but the building itself is a landmark monument and people come from far and near, just to view its splendid structure. In fact it is considered one of the architecturally important buildings of Chennai. Some of its distinct architectural features include the hemispherical dome, the circular core, the semicircular corridors, and the square plan. Vivekanandar Illam, was earlier known as Castle Kernan or Ice House. It is the place where Swami Vivekananda stayed in 1897 for nine days when he visited Chennai (then known as Madras).

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Washrooms, Food Stalls
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Pets, Camera, Video
  • Entry Fee Adult : INR 10 Child(3 to 12 years of age) : INR 5
  • Closed On Mondays
  • Allowed Footwear

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