Monuments/ Statues in Chennai (Madras)

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Monuments & Statues in Chennai (Madras)

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  • SjChennai
    Chennai (Madras), India18 contributions
    Great Rajiv Gandhi memorial located in Chennai - Bangalore highway and near to Lord Ramanujar Temple.
    Memorial is surrounded with green park, with huge space for good breeze.
    It includes tall Indian Flag and 4 big pillars carrying Indian symbols in top.
    Written 23 December 2019
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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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  • Balasubramanian R
    Chennai (Madras), India527 contributions
    Valluvar kottam is situated in the heart of Chennai (Madras) city in Nungambakkam. It is a monument constructed in memory of great tamil poet "Thiruvalluvar" who wrote two lines songs, which is called "Thirukural". Monument looks like temple-chariot built 40 years back. This place is tourist attraction.Improvement is required in maintenance.
    Written 17 March 2020
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  • TravelTime
    Bengaluru, India242 contributions
    built in a huge place, there's lot of crowd visiting this place as it is next to Marina beach and you also can hangout with friends and family.
    Written 15 March 2020
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  • Valavanur Natar... K
    Chennai (Madras), India566 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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  • Deadman17
    Mumbai, India568 contributions
    This statue is located at the Marina beach front and is the tribute to the father of the Indian nation-Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The place has various stalls selling food and other stuff near by. The area can be beautified further. The place has ample parking, but has no shade and hence it is preferable to visit in early morning or late evening to avoid the hard sun.
    Written 30 June 2019
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  • DrValliappan
    Coimbatore, India6,694 contributions
    Prior to Dheeran Chinnamalai, whose statue is well known to visitors to Chennai (Mount Road), there is a precedent, Veeran Alagu Muthuk Koan, whose statue stands on Gandhi-Irwin Road, near Egmore Railway Station. Good for a visit and for a piece of history etched in stone below the imposing statue.
    Written 9 April 2019
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  • mehulpatil
    79 contributions
    A well remembered time spent with my wife here in Gandhi Mandapam. And clean place attracted me much.
    Written 25 February 2020
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  • Odyssey816129
    271 contributions
    The mosque is beautiful and nice with so many people attending the prayers. The mosque has the best facilities for the devotees as well
    Written 2 August 2019
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