Monuments in Chennai

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  • Madras War Cemetery

    Madras War Cemetery

    Established in 1952 by the Imperial War Graves Commission, Madras War Cemetery was built to honour the lives of all those men and women who sacrificed their lives in World War II. It is home to almost 856 Common wealth burials of the Second World War.

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  • Fort St George

    Fort St George

    Built by the British East India Company in 1640, Fort St. George was the first fortress in India founded in the year 1644. It houses the famous St Mary’s Church (an ancient Anglican Church), a museum (contains antics and artefacts from British Rule) and Wellesley House (paintings of the Fort ...

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  • Doveton House

    Doveton House

    Built by the genius architect Benjamin Roebeck in classic European style in the year 1798, Doveton House was named after Lieutenant General John Doveton. What was once a residential cum lodging place of English officers and served as a prison where victims were kept under the vigilance of British officers ...

  • Valluvar Kottam Monument

    Valluvar Kottam Monument

    Valluvar Kottam was built in the year 1976 to honour the great classical Tamil poet and saint Tiruvalluvar who wrote the famous Thirukkural. Three thousand stone blocks were used to create this memorial. All the 133 chapters of his work Thirukkural have been inscribed in the front hall corridor.

  • Ripon Building

    Ripon Building

    Built in the year 1913, the Ripon Building is the official seat of the Chennai Corporation and is painted white as a representation of Indo-Saracenic architecture. Situated close to the Chennai Railway Station, it was constructed by Loganatha Mudaliar and was named after Lord Ripon who was the then Governor ...

  • Armenian Church

    Armenian Church

    Reconstructed in 1772 on the Armenian cemetery, this church has become popular as it houses a stunning bell tower (also known as belfry) that contains 6 bells. With a massive weight of 150 kilograms per bell, the bells are huge in size ranging from 21 to 26 inches. At 9:30 ...

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  • Tirupati Devastanam Balaji

    Tirupati Devastanam Balaji

    Located on the Venkat Narayan Road, this is one of the most famous temples of South India.Thousands of devotees come her all-year round to seek the blessings of Lord Balaji (one of the most revered deities in South India). Managed by the Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple Trust of Tirupati, it ...

  • Anna Memorial

    Anna Memorial

    Located on Marina beach in Chennai, Anna Memorial was built in the honour of the great Dravidian leader Arinzar Annadurai as well as former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, C. N. Annadurai whose cremation was done here in 1969. The memorial is situated in the midst of a lush green park. ...

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  • Prakasam Salai

    Prakasam Salai

    One of the fastest growing tourists spot in Chennai, Prakasam Salai is primarily an architectural milestone that was built in the year 1795 by the name of Popham's Broadway. Located opposite Parry’s Corner, it is just 1.5 kilometres from Chennai Railway Station.

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  • Senate House

    Senate House

    Located in the campus area of Madras University, the Senate House is well-designed. Conceived by the genius architect Robert Fellowes Chisholm, it is one of the most stunning buildings in Chennai. Flanked by four towers and domes painted in earthy colours, the monument is a perfect example of the Indo-Saracenic ...

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