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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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Elliot’s Beach :  It is the stretch of beach along the coast on the south of the popular Marina beach. This area has the three popular religious establishments called Velankanni Church [Similar to the church in Nagapattinam], Ashta Lakhmi Temple [8 different incarnations of Goddess Lakshmi] and Holistic Granite replica of Arupadai Veedu [6 special Abodes of Lord Murugan].

Kalakshetra Foundation : This was founded by Rukmini Devi Arundale in 1936. In her own words , it was started "with the sole purpose of resuscitating in modern India, recognition of the priceless artistic traditions of our country and of imparting to the young the true spirit of Art, devoid of vulgarity and commercialism."This centre has produced notable Bharatha Natyam Dancers [classical Dance performers]. Contact Nos: 24524057 / 24520836. 


Birla Planetarium : This planetarium was inaugurated on May 11, 1988 and it is popularly called as modern indoor Universe. Multi-Dimensional activities and projection arrangements and a Sky theatre with a seating capacity of 236 persons at a time are the special features of this Planetarium. Adjoining this is the Periyar Science and Technology Museum open to public from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. This attracts Students as well as Scientists too.

Programme Entry Fees Phone
English Programme : 10.45 a.m.,1.15 p.m.and 3.45 p.m.
Tamil Programme  : 12.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.
Adult :Rs. 20.00
Child : Rs. 10.00
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St.Thomas Mount : It was called as Parangi Malai earlier. An old Portuguese Church built around 1514 is located on this tiny hillock. St.Thomas is believed to have been martyred here and the cross in the church is an Old Stone Cross clutched by the apostle St. Thomas in his hand while dying. The Blood stain mark on the cross found even now makes it to be called Bleeding Cross too. The mortal remains of St. Thomas was transferred to Santhome Shore. Oil painting of Madona believed to be painted by St.Luke, brought to India by St.Thomas, is placed atop the Altar in this church.

Ripon Building : It was built in the year 1913. The white building and 132 ft tall clock tower is the solid attraction of this structure. It is the Administrative Complex and Council Assembly House of the Chennai City Corporation. The building was named by the British in honour of Lord Ripon who was the Governor General and father of Self-Government in India.

Government Museum, National Art Gallery & Connemara Library:

Government Museum :  The plan for this museum was initiated by the Madras Literary Society in 1846 AD and it was established on January 01, 1951 with Dr. Edward Balfour as the First Officer in charge. This is the second oldest museum, next to Kolkatta. This is a multi-purpose State Government Museum located in Egmore, spread in an area of 16.25 acres of land. Six independent buildings has 46 galleries. It is rich in archaeological, numismatic and largest Roman collections too. Bhudhist Ruins from Amaravathi finds a prominent place here. The Museum celebrated its Centenary in 1951 AD inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India.

 

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