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Vivekanandar Illam is a museum of history of Swami Vivekananda. It is a brilliant 19th century architecture building facing the majestic Marina Beach.

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Parking Difficulty : High
Walking Needed : For 100 meters
Time Needed : 2-3 Hours
Open Timings : 9.00 AM to 3:00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed
Video Photography : Allowed
Cooler Climate for most part of the year.
Carry Umbrella
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wear Cotton Dress with pullovers
Carry Binoculars
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market

The building was built by Fredrick Tudor to store ice and later it was remodelled by Biligiri Iyengar. Now, the building is leased to Ramakrishna Math by government of Tamil Nadu and it displays an exhibition on the life pf Swami Vivekananda.

If you are interested in old buildings of Chennai or about Swami Vivekananda, you can visit here. It is just opposite to Marina Beach

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