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Beaches

Tamil Nadu is known especially for its blue beaches and sunny skies. Some of south India's spectacular beaches More...


7DX Theatre

The 7DX Theatre located near Mahabalipuram bus stand screens India's first and only historical 7DX movie, Pallava Dynasty - A time travel.. More...


VGP Snow Kingdom

Hot. Humid. Summer, 12 months of the year! These are some of the words you may associate with Chennai. But VGP Snow Kingdom, a snow leisure family entertainment centre.. More...


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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.


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