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Fort St. George

St. George Street, Chennai, India
+91 44 2567 0136
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A testament to the earliest English rule in the country, this was the first fortress in India built in 1644. The fort houses St. Mary’s Church, the oldest Anglican church in the country, a museum and Wellesley House, named after Richard Wellesley, governor general of India. Until recently the fort complex served as housing for the government; now certain areas are open to public.
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St. George Street, Chennai, India
+91 44 2567 0136
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

give yourself time, there is a lot to see and don't forget to walk round to the church with all the plaques commemorating the English raj of the time. A lot to see and take in. As its within the government complex security is very...More

Thank marc l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fort St. George is the earliest fort built by the British to protect their first enclave in India against potential French aggression. Sadly we arrived here fairly late in the day and it closes at 5pm. There is quite a bit of police security as...More

Thank Atul G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historic building during British Rule, holding seat of power and authority. It is near Chennai Port and one of landmark heritage buildings in Chennai.

Thank Rucha121
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort St George is the first English fortress built in India, in the city of Madras, at the city of Madras now known as Chennai. The fort was mainly constructed by the Britishers for trading activity.The fort was named and celebrated with St.George's day who...More

Thank Hilarian_Felix
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Many people dont know that in olden days the sea was coming upto the walls of the Fort. Once the harbour was created, the sea receded. That is why you can now see the Moat etc & the walls with the small windows embedded in...More

Thank baljitsinghsethi
Reviewed 12 September 2017

One of the most striking buildings from early days is the Fort St. George Museum. It houses the relics of the British personnel who inhabited this fort. The museum showcases a host of artifact such as coins, medals, paintings, letters, etc, belonging to the colonial...More

Thank Harshalag
Reviewed 30 August 2017

You can decide either to drive around it or even walk around it based on the amount of time you have at hand. The place gives you a nostalgic feeling of the British Raj in India as it one of the oldest forts built by...More

Thank LopaBhattacharyya
Reviewed 5 August 2017

It is founded in 1644 at the coastal city of Madras, the modern city of Chennai, best place to visit in chennai

Thank Praveen S
Reviewed 24 July 2017

If you can get a permission then you should consider visiting FSG and also the Fort Museum which are good British style constructions.

Thank deepakvasudevan
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Fort St. George is the place where the foundation of British India was laid. Lord Clive was just a soldier and elevated to that of Captain. It was in this fort, there is a chapel where he got married to his friends sister. Many a...More

Thank j_yuvan
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23 September 2016|
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Response from Bharatbackpacker | Reviewed this property |
Strictly speaking, no. It's inside the museum and photography is not allowed inside. The statue is directly in front of the entrance. You could ask the reception if you can take a photograph standing outside the museum. As... More
Trevor W
16 July 2016|
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