Landmarks/ Points of Interest in Chennai (Madras)

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  • Anubhab Arko Dey
    Jalpaiguri, India70 contributions
    We went to shop few things. which included Tamil Traditional clothes, visited a large store Pothys, Which housed every thing we sought. days later I wanted to backpack and went to neighbouring store called Saravana.

    Both the places, were extremely cheap, choice was wide and Staff behaviour was very good.
    Written 10 February 2020
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  • 1777NT
    Thirsk, UK329 contributions
    Unfortunately, not a very clear day, you could see possibly 5km and see the Marina Beach well enough
    Written 7 January 2020
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  • Drone Destinations & Holidays (DDH)
    Thrissur, India26 contributions
    Chennai Railway station is one of the busiest railway station in India and largest in south India. Previously the name was Madras Central and after renamed the city Madras to Chennai it also became Chennai central.
    Written 31 March 2020
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  • parayath
    Chennai District, India32 contributions
    The temple has both Ayyappaswamy and Guruvayurappan as the main deities. Had excellent darshan. All daily poojas, including the Ganapathi homam are performed daily. Not crowded (probably because of Covid 19) and devotees are checked for temperature, hands sanitised. Wearing a mask is compulsory. The entire temple and its surroundings are clean and tidy. All rituals are performed as per malayalee tradition by priests from Kerala.
    Written 1 October 2020
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  • swaminathan t
    Chennai (Madras), India21 contributions
    Divine abode of Lord Murugan. Must visit for all devotees. Kumbaabshikem happened in April '22. Temple sports a new look. Ofcourse Lord Murugan with his ever cheerful face blessing us.
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • Deadman17
    Mumbai, India568 contributions
    This is one of the premier colleges of India providing engineering studies. Besides various streams of engineering, there is significant research and incubation also being done here. The campus is extremely natural and green and various animals and insects and bird species can be found here.
    Written 23 February 2020
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  • %FastFlyer
    Kingwood, TX85 contributions
    Another interesting Hindu temple. Lots of carvingS and statues to photograph. Dedicated in honor of Shiva.
    Written 18 January 2020
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  • Sud D
    Oakville, Canada77 contributions
    This ancient temple is one of the Paadal Petra Sthalams and is beautiful. Not as well known as some other old temples in Chennai, it is very special. The Gajaprashta Vimanam or Thoonganai Maadam is beautiful.
    Written 4 June 2020
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  • #amosamiyanayek🎧
    Chennai (Madras), India120 contributions
    was good ... amazingly decorated with Rajasthani Culture, one of the most popular place to hangout along with friends and family
    Written 20 February 2020
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  • Karpagavalli
    Chennai (Madras), India479 contributions
    The temple is of 7th century temple under ASI dedicated to lord shiva worshipped as dhenupureswarar and goddess Parvathi as dhenukambal located in madampakkam. It's be lived lord shiva gave moshav to a cow who is actually sage kapilar reborn as cow, here and so he is worshipped as dhenupureswarar. Th the temple is so famous among the locals for the Sunday raghu kala pujai to sarabheswarar here.
    Written 13 February 2020
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  • niluanu
    Chennai (Madras), India443 contributions
    Located in Mylapore, this is a very peaceful and serene place. It is quiet and very well maintained. There is a bookshop, a meditation hall and a universal temple. Parking is available. Definitely worth visiting
    Written 28 February 2022
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  • TravelTime
    Bengaluru, India242 contributions
    This place is currently under renovation so we could not get to go inside but was able to view from a distance, both MGR and Jayalalitha's is together and both are being reconstructed. Check with contacts in Chennai before planning for a visit.
    Written 15 March 2020
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  • Devanie
    25 contributions
    We booked online only to find that the park was closed for a government holiday today (we'd wanted to go last weekend but the website had said that was a holiday!), however, the staff were kind enough to give us a very quick walk around.

    It was our second visit and very hot, so this was fine with us and we were grateful that they'd agreed to let us in.

    This park is an absolutely beautiful, hidden gem in the heart of RA Puram.

    It is amazingly peaceful considering the heavy traffic on the surrounding roads and hard to believe that you are still in the city.

    I would recommend a visit to anyone - it's incredibly cheap to enter although you must book in advance online as visitor numbers are restricted.
    Written 6 April 2019
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  • Selva P
    Minneapolis, MN63 contributions
    The temple dates back to pallav era and good to date. IT is well maintained. The place is famous for 60th year celebrations and the temple administrations have made it a good place for such celebrations
    Written 29 May 2019
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  • Valavanur Natar... K
    Chennai (Madras), India567 contributions
    Today the 22nd of August 2019 happens to be Madras Day .Chennai derived from thevoriginal name Cheena Pattinum , was once officially known as
    Madras during the British rule in India .

    To commomorate this day, I thought it was fit to write about the War memorial in Chennai , located at the beginning of
    Marina Beach Road , now formally rechristened as Kamarajar Salai after the Late first CM of Madtas
    Shri Kamaraj .

    Victory war memorial also known as Cupid's Bow was contructed to commomorate the victory of the allied forces during world war I, that happenned between 1912 to 1917.

    It later also became the memorial for world war II as well and that took place between 1939 to 1945.

    This addirion to the first , was primarily to honour the brave soldiers, who hailed from the Madras Presidency and who lost their lives .

    In those days of the British rule .the Madras presidency also included , what is now known as Andhra pradesh state

    Its another story that in later years to this memorial was added inscriptions of 1948 Kashmir Aggression, 1962 War with China and the Indo-Pakistan War .

    To the East of this memorial lies the Chennai port extention and to the North is situated, The Fort St George- The seat of power for the British as well for the successive Goverment of Tamil.Nadu state .

    The Island parade ground, owned by the army lies to the west and this ground is mainky used for conductiong many exhibitions.,
    The main being the Pongal festival exhibition that is arranged each year by the Government .This exhibition attracts huge crowds from all over city and the state .

    The Famous Marina Road or Kamarajar Salai , begins with this memorial.

    It is siruated in the middle of the road that bifurcates into Flag staff Road that leads to Fort suburban Railway staion and the other called North Beach Road that leads to Fort St George and further on to North Madras or north Chennai .

    Ths memorial is landscaped beautifully and well.maintained and in spite of heavy traffic its pretty quite inside .

    This victory memorial.has become one of the main land mark in long and chequered history of Chennai which again was derived from.Chenna Pattinum during East India days that
    carved out of Area under The Nawab of Arcot during the British era in India .

    Written 22 August 2019
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