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Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. The city is home to Fort St. George, built in 1644 and now a museum showcasing the city’s roots as a British military garrison and East India Company trading outpost, when it was called Madras. Religious sites include Kapaleeshwarar Temple, adorned with carved and painted gods, and St. Mary’s, a 17th-century Anglican church
Chennai or Madras as it was called before, on the Coromandel Coast, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu, a State of the Indian Sub continent. It is a major industrial, commercial, cultural, economic and educational centre of the Southern India. The Chennai District's population is 46,81,087 [2011 census]. Chennai City is the sixth largest populated in Indian cities. It is known as the "Detroit of India" because many automobile industries are located here. The city also has a population of over 80,000 expatriates as per 2011 census.
There are many versions and legends as to how this city's name kept changing from Madras and Chennai from time to time. Originally this city was called as Madras, from Madraspattinam during Nayakars rule. It was a fishing village situated to the north of the present Fort St. George. British bought the piece of land from the King of Vijayanagar and built the Fort St. George that houses today's Secretariat complex of Government of Tamil Nadu. British retained the name as Madrasapattinam, though the locals called it as Chennapattinam. A Legend also says, this city was first named Chennai in honour of Damal Chennappa Nayakkar. In 1996, the then ruling Government of Madras, renamed it as Chennai and it stands good till date.
Beautiful Beaches, One day leisure outlets, Modern Sea Port and Airport, Long and beautiful Highways, Convenient multi-Transport system, Theme parks, Industrial cities, Hi –Tech software silicon valley parks, Sophisticated Multi Speciality Hospitals, World Class Universities, High Rise Business and Residential complexes are the present days outlook of the great Chennai, most sought after by the people of all walks of life from all parts of the world.
Places of Tourist Interest
Fort St. George : It is a prestigious land mark of the city. British bought this piece of land from the King of Vijayanagar on 22nd August 1639 and built the Fort St. George and named the area as Madraspattinam. St.Mary�s Church built in 1860 is located inside the fort complex. Today, Fort St.George houses the State Legislature and the Secretariat , the administrative complex of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The Chief Minister and the Ministers operate from here.
St. George Museum : This museum was opened to public from 31st January 1948 and is being maintained by Archaeological Survey of India. Arms like Swords, Daggers, Rifles, Pistols, Mortars, Canon; The uniforms of various ranks of the British Army; Church Silverware from the St. Mary's Church and Tranquebar Zion Church and other antiquities are displayed in Ten Galleries spread over three floors.
Visiting Hours : 9.00 am to 5.00 p.m -Closed on Fridays - Entrance Fee: Indians Rs.5/- and Foreigners Rs.100/- or US$20.
The Marina Beach : It is the pride of Chennai and the Second Longest Beach of its kind in the world. The Memorials of former Chief Ministers C.N.Annadurai and M.G.Ramachandran are located here. The stretch opposite to the beach is occupied by Madras University, Government Departments, Senate House, Presidency college, Cricket Stadium and Swami Vivekananda Memorial House and All India Radio.
Santhome Cathedral Bascilica : It is one of the Basilica built over the tomb of an Apostle in the world. It is believed that the remains of St. Thomas were intermed / Buried in this beach in 78 AD, on which a Church was built. Several years later it was shifted to the present location further towards the land. It houses the mortal remains of St.Thomas. Since then this is popularly called as Santhome Church. Pope John Paul II visited and prayed at this tomb on 5th February 1986.
Memorials of Mahatma Gandhi, Rajaji, Kamarajar and Bakthavatsalam : These memorials in honour of the Freedom Fighters are located on a stretch of land near Raj Bhavan, the Residence of the Governor of Tamil Nadu. Each of the leaders honoured are different from each other in terms of approach and activity, but with a common goal – OUR NATION.
vivekaVivekananda House and Museum : Tudor Ice Company was built in 1842 to store ice blocks. From then it is being called as Ice House even after the company's closure. Bilagiri Iyengar, a noted Lawyer bought it in 1885 and named it "Castle Kernan" in honour of his Justice friend. Vivekananda stayed at the Ice House between 6 February 1897 to 14 February 1897. Every year this event is celebrated as Vivekananda Nava Rathiri. The pujas and festivals performed by the Ramakrishna Mutt were shifted to New Mutt premises in Mylapore. But the permises continued to be the Memorial of Swami Vivekananda. Later the Government took over the building in 1930. In 1963, on his birth centenary it was renamed as Vivekanandar House. In 1999, on Centenary of Swamiji's return to India from the United States, the house was renovated and opened a fresh by the then Chief Minister. Life history Photographs, books about him / by him are kept on display"
Kolavai Lake: It is 60 kms from Chennai. This lake is located in the Kanchipuram District. Chenglepattu Town is on the southern end of this big Kolavai Lake.
Pulicat : It is a sea shore town 60 kms from Chennai in Tiruvallur District also called as Pazhaverkadu. Watching Flamingos and Beach Activities are the important attractions of this area. The best season is between October – March for over 20,000 migratory birds visiting pulicat for breeding.
Mamallapuram : Long Bas-relief remains of the Pallava Dynasty of the 7th and 8th centuries are the exotic attraction of this town. Apart from these reliefs, Beach, Shore Temple, Five Rathas and Sculpture Work Shops are also a part of this town and attracts millions of Local and International tourists every year. Tourists are charged one –time entry fee for all the monuments. Multi-optional Transport System is available to visit this town that is 6o kms from Chennai City.
Vedanthangal : Vedanthangal Lake is at an altitude of 122 m. This Bird Sanctuary established in 1858 in an area of 70 acres, is 85 kms from Chennai. The peak season period between November – March attracts thousands of birds like: Darter, Grebes, Egrets, White Ibis, Garganey Teals, Grey Pelican, Grey Heron, Siberian Painted Storks, Spoonbill and Spot Bill Duck from different parts of the globe visit and breed here.
Gudiyam Caves [85 kms] : It is 10 kms from the Poondi Dam. Robert Bruce Foote, a British geologist, discovered a stone hand axe of Stone Age man in 1863– it opened up research about the 1,00,000 years Paleolithic Age antiquity of this region.
Kapaleeswarar Temple : One of the sacred shrines in Chennai with a lovely and majestic tower exhibits the Dravidian style of architecture. There is a big tank [water body] on its Western Side. The temple and the tank is surrounded by Broad streets on the four sides. The picturesque temple is amidst the crowded residential area. The legend says, Goddess Parvati worshipped Siva in the form of peacock, (means Mayil in Tamil) hence this name Mylapore. Kapaleeswarar and Karpagambal are the main deities. Replicas of 63 revered Saivaite Saints called Nayanmars are located here. Arubathumuvar Vizha [63 saints], Car Festival, Tirukalyanam and the Theppam [Float] Festival are the important festivals of the temple. It attracts lakhs of visitors during these days.
Island Ground : This is an artificial river island around the Coovum River created in the 19th Century, by connecting the Coovum River with the then Elambore River. It is a huge stretch of land suitable for big exhibitions of different Themes and Purpose. It is located opposite to the War Memorial. Tamil Nadu Tourism Department conducts a three month long Tourism and Trade Fair between January [Pongal holiday] and March.
High Court : One of the Vintage structures of Chennai City built in 1892 and an important Land Mark located amidst the busy and large Business Locality. This is one of the largest Judicial complexes in the world. It is also one of the Appellate Authority of the Judicial System in the course of Judicial process of a case.
Theosophical Society : This society was founded in the USA by Madame Blavatsky and Colonel Olcott. It was later shifted to Adayar –Chennai in the year 1882 and it is at present, the International Headquarters of this society . This society encourages the study of comparative religions, philosophy and science and rational thought. 450 years old Adyar Banyan Tree or the Adayar Bodhi Tree, with branches of the tree in an area of 40,000 sq ft, located inside the Society's campus. It is believed to be largest of its kind in the world.
Elliot's Beach : It is the stretch of beach along the coast on the south of the popular Marina beach. This area has the three popular religious establishments called Velankanni Church [Similar to the church in Nagapattinam], Ashta Lakhmi Temple [8 different incarnations of Goddess Lakshmi] and Holistic Granite replica of Arupadai Veedu [6 special Abodes of Lord Murugan].
Kalakshetra Foundation : This was founded by Rukmini Devi Arundale in 1936. In her own words , it was started "with the sole purpose of resuscitating in modern India, recognition of the priceless artistic traditions of our country and of imparting to the young the true spirit of Art, devoid of vulgarity and commercialism."This centre has produced notable Bharatha Natyam Dancers [classical Dance performers]. Contact Nos: 24524057 / 24520836.
Birla Planetarium : This planetarium was inaugurated on May 11, 1988 and it is popularly called as modern indoor Universe. Multi-Dimensional activities and projection arrangements and a Sky theatre with a seating capacity of 236 persons at a time are the special features of this Planetarium. Adjoining this is the Periyar Science and Technology Museum open to public from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. This attracts Students as well as Scientists too.
Programme Entry Fees Phone
English Programme : 10.45 a.m.,1.15 p.m.and 3.45 p.m.
Tamil Programme : 12.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. Adult :Rs. 20.00
Child : Rs. 10.00 24915250
St.Thomas Mount : It was called as Parangi Malai earlier. An old Portuguese Church built around 1514 is located on this tiny hillock. St.Thomas is believed to have been martyred here and the cross in the church is an Old Stone Cross clutched by the apostle St. Thomas in his hand while dying. The Blood stain mark on the cross found even now makes it to be called Bleeding Cross too. The mortal remains of St. Thomas was transferred to Santhome Shore. Oil painting of Madona believed to be painted by St.Luke, brought to India by St.Thomas, is placed atop the Altar in this church.
The National Art Gallery : The Gallery was built in 1906 following the Indo-Sarsenic architecture style. It houses paintings and sandal wood sculptures from Thanjavur, Rajasthan, Kangra and the Deccan. The gallery is all set for big face lift plans and 110 millions rupees were allocated in 2013 by the then Chief Minister for this purpose. The gallery is on now on remake mode.
Ripon Building : It was built in the year 1913. The white building and 132 ft tall clock tower is the solid attraction of this structure. It is the Administrative Complex and Council Assembly House of the Chennai City Corporation. The building was named by the British in honour of Lord Ripon who was the Governor General and father of Self-Government in India.
Government Museum, National Art Gallery & Connemara Library:
Government Museum : The plan for this museum was initiated by the Madras Literary Society in 1846 AD and it was established on January 01, 1951 with Dr. Edward Balfour as the First Officer in charge. This is the second oldest museum, next to Kolkatta. This is a multi-purpose State Government Museum located in Egmore, spread in an area of 16.25 acres of land. Six independent buildings has 46 galleries. It is rich in archaeological, numismatic and largest Roman collections too. Bhudhist Ruins from Amaravathi finds a prominent place here. The Museum celebrated its Centenary in 1951 AD inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India.
Connemara Library : The Connemara library, a treasure house of books, periodicals and newspapers was opened for public in 1861. This library named after the then Governor of Madras, Lord Connemara. It has a collection of over 6,00,000 books, a holistic reference enclosure, IAS study centre and a Braille library today. Contact : 28193751 for details.[Monday - Saturday 9.00 am to 7.00 pm]
Valluvar Kottam : Popular Modern Land Mark site of Chennai City, shaped like a Temple Charriot. This was built in 1976 in honour of the Great Tamil Poet Tiruvalluvar. He had created the most popular couplets TIRUKKUARAL. 33 ft tall Statue of Tiruvalluvar has been installed for public view. 133 chapters in bas relief, and the 1330 couplets on the granite pillars are special feature of this Kottam. It has a largest auditorium with a 4000 seating capacity used for both Government and Private meetings, gathering and exhibitions.
Guindy National Park : The 2.70 km² Guindy National Park, is unique in more ways than one. It has the rarest vegetation type – the tropical dry evergreen vegetation adjacent to Rajbhavan. The only one of its kind in the world, located in a Metropolis. It contains more than 30 species of trees and number of century old gigantic Banyan Trees. Guindy National Park has a population of 400 black bucks, 2000 spotted deers, 24 jackals, varieties of snakes, over 100 species of birds and over 60 species of butterflies that attracts thousands of visitors to this park irrespective of age group.
Timings Holiday Phone Entry Fee
9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Tuesday 22301328 Adult : Rs. 2
Child : Rs. 1
Children's Park within the National Park created for children's recreation with shelters for animals.
CHILDREN PARK Timings Holiday Entry Fee Phone No
8.30 a.m - 5.30 p.m Tuesday Adult : Rs.5
Child : Rs. 2 22301328
Snake Park : This is situated adjacent to the Childrans Park. It houses an impresive collection of the extraction of venom is an absorbing activity here. The King Cobra, Python, Turtle and Monitor Lizard are some of the popular Reptiles that can be seen.
Timings Entry Fee Holiday Phone
8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Adult: Rs. 5.00
Child: Rs. 2.00 Tuesday 22353623
Arignar Anna Zoological Park : The Work to establish the Zoological Park was started in 1976. It was opened to public in 1985. It is one of the largest zoological complex in South East Asia sprawling over an area of 602 ha. This houses 40 varieties of Mammals, 20 Avian species and 14 species of Reptiles. Animal welfare, Research, Veterinary, Horticulture and Sanitation teams, apart from maintaining Zoological Complex, conducts awareness campaigns to the School Children and Teachers as a part of its Education program Butterfly Park.
Choki Dhani : A Typical Rajasthani Village environment in 15 acre landscape just 27 kms from Chennai City en route to Kanchipuram. A Live Display of Life , Culture, Art , Artisans, and Food of the Land and People of a typical Rajasthani Village stumps the visitors awestruck. Village Tour starts with Traditional Tilak Welcome, visit to the Mandir, Village bazaar, Folk dances; Camel & Horse rides for children, Bioscope, Jyotish, Mehendi and it completes with Unlimited Pure Vegetarian Thali food of mouthwatering delicacies. It is open from 4.00 pm to 10.00 pm on all days. Rs.600/- for Adults and Rs.400
Temples in and around Chennai : Vadivudai Amman temple at Tiruvotriyur, Devi Karumariamman Temple at Thiruverkadu, Kamakshi Amman Temple at Mangadu, Marundheeswarar Temple Thiruvanmiyur, Jaganath Temple at Kanathur and the Jain temple in Vepery are the popular and most visited temples in the city.
Murugan Temple at Kunrathur and Thiruporur; Temples at Thirumazhisai, Thiruninravur, Thiruneermalai, Thiru Vidanthai dedicated to Lord Vishnu; Masilamaneeswarar temple at Thirumullaivayil, Thiruvudaiyamman temple at Melur, Anjaneyar Temple, RajaRajeswari Temple and Raghavendra Temple at Nanganallur, Sri Sai Baba Temple and ISKCON on the East Coast Road are other famous temples around this metropolis.
Crocodile Bank [44 kms] : Rom and Zai Whitaker established the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust in 1976 with a specific goal of breeding the crocodile population of the Mugger (Crocodylus palustris), the Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) and the rarest Gharials (Gavialis gangeticus). The Trust included Turtles, Lizards and Snakes and extended the trust as the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Center for Herpetology in 2003.
Timings Entry Fee Holiday Phone
8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Rs. 20.00 Monday 044-27472447
Kovalam : A seaside village, 40 kms from Chennai City is on the way to Mamallapuram. There is a Popular Church and a Dargah within this village that attracts pilgrims from its neighbouring areas and Chennai too.
Dakshinachitra : It is 35 kms from the city located near Muttukadu. An exotic Arts Village, founded by the Madras Craft Foundation, preserving the rich art and cultural heritage of Tamil Nadu and the other three states of South India. It has the traditional Handlooms, replicas of the Four South Indian State models of houses. Silk Weavers and other craftsmen demonstrate their skill and dexterity of their domain. Live demonstrations by the artisans thrills the visitors.
Entry Fee Holiday Phone
Indians Rs. 50/-
Student Rs. 25/-.
Foreign Student Rs. 70/-. Tuesday 044-24918943
Muttukadu : It is an enjoyable backwaters and water sports zone with boating and water surfing experience, just 36 kms from the Chennai City. TTDC operates a Boating Centre in this ideal picnic destination with enticing green back ground and glittering blue sky and sea, with food court facility. Windsurfing regatta is organized every year in the month February.
Mudaliarkuppam : Also called as Rain Drop Boat house, maintained and operated by the TTDC, is 90 kms from the city of Chennai and 30 kms south of Mamallapuram on the East Coast Road. This boat house has varieties of boats, water scooters, speed boats to suit the taste of the visitors. Boating trip is arranged to the nearest beach island in the Odiyur Lake.Avian population around this island comprises of both resident and migratory birds of different species
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