Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, is
the cultural center of the state and is
known for its heritage temples. Chennai
is one of the developed and modern metropolitan
cities of India, but the city has still
retained its ancient traditions, its culture
and several relics of its rural past.
There are several places of tourist interest
in and around Chennai that are worth visiting
such as, Marina Beach, Parthsarthy Temple,
Kalpaleeshwar Temple, Santhome Cathedral,
Fort St. George, National art gellery, Snake
park, Theosophical Society, Kalakshetra
Some of the legacy sites
of Chennai are :
Fort St. George: this fort is one
of the finest representation of British
Military's Construction in India. The fort
was the centre from where Robert Clive,
the founder of British Empire began his
empire building process.
High Court Complex: is the slpendid
Goerge Town: is the commercial heart
of the city. This part of the city is a
major trading centre.
Corporation Complex: is the oldest
municipality building in India, built way
back in 1913. The large complex also houses
parks, gardens, public hall and moore market.
Some of the Cultural heritages
Government Museum: one of the great
museums of India established in 1857. Exquisite
carvings, authentic relics, sculptures and
other interesting collections can be found
National art Gallery: has a finest
collection of old paintings.
Kalakshetra: is the internationally
reknown teaching institute. It hosts programmes
on classical dance, carnatic music, drama,
and also teaches handicrafts as well.
Some of the Heritage
Parthsarthy Temple: was built in
the 8th century by the Pallava kings of
Kalpaleeshwar Temple: this temple
was constructed in the 13th centure BC.
This is a live example of the architectural
skills of the Dravidians
Other places include Santhome Cathedral,
Marina Beach, Snake park, Theosophical Society
and so on.
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