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Sightseeing in Chennai

Sightseeing in Chennai

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 etc.

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 Indo-Saracenic building.

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 are:

Government Museum: one of the great museums of India established in 1857. Exquisite carvings, authentic relics, sculptures and other interesting collections can be found here.

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 Temples are:

Parthsarthy Temple: was built in the 8th century by the Pallava kings of South India.

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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