Good for: Yoga and meditation, Art Enthusiasts, Religious interest, Museum Enthusiasts
- Kamarajar Salai Triplicane
- 044 28446188
- adult/child Rs2/Rs1
- 10am-1pm & 3-7pm Thu-Tue
Lonely Planet review for Vivekananda House
The Vivekananda House is interesting not only for the displays on the famous ‘wandering monk’, but also for the semicircular structure in which it’s housed. Swami Vivekananda stayed here briefly in 1897 and preached his ascetic philosophy to adoring crowds. The museum houses a collection of photographs and memorabilia from the swami’s life, a gallery of religious historical paintings and the ‘meditation room’ where Vivekananda stayed. Free one-hour meditation classes are held on Wednesday nights at 7pm.