Madras High Court in Chennai

The Madras High Court, one of Chennai's major landmark.

The Madras High Court, one of Chennai's major landmark. | Photo credit: Milei.vencel/wikimedia

Madras High Court Overview

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Chennai’s major landmark, Madras High Court is close to Marina Beach and St George Fort at the Parry's corner. It is highly acknowledged by tourists and locals alike as it was one amongst the three High Courts that were prevalent in pre-Independent times under Queen Victoria’s rule in the 19th century. Also, it is the second largest judicial complex in the world.

Established in the year 1862, it was created by merging the Supreme Court of Judicature at Madras and the Sudder Dewanny Adawlut. Designed in an Indo-Saracenic architectural style by ace architect, Henry Irwin, the building has beautiful domes and corridors that represent the ancient architecture really well. The ceilings and stained glass doors inside the court are a marvel in themselves, unlike any other courts in India.

  • Opening Closing Time 10:30 am to 2:30 pm (Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)

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