Architectural Buildings in Chennai (Madras)

Top Architectural Buildings in Chennai (Madras), India

Architectural Buildings in Chennai (Madras)

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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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  • Eileen108
    Mount Shasta, CA3,714 contributions
    Beautiful church with a separate chapel where the burial and the relics of St. Thomas are kept. Peaceful place for contemplation. This is a must destination when visiting Chennai!
    Written 23 February 2022
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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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  • Balasubramanian R
    Chennai (Madras), India527 contributions
    university of Madras is one of the oldest university and proud got my postgraudation through this university. Is is located nearer to Marina beach and with vast area. Different departments, library etc are functioning here. I too worked as a part time employee, during my college days
    Written 9 November 2019
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  • JumboMumbai
    Mumbai703 contributions
    Raj Bhavan is the official residence of the Governor and is an absolute nature trail.

    We were pleasantly surprised to know that we could visit the place; a friend helped reserve for both families - it is online and friendly

    And the kids enjoyed and learnt..

    It is a paid trip nominal charge and entertaining to the core
    Written 31 May 2018
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  • Dr Javed Rasheed
    Chennai (Madras), India2,571 contributions
    I have passed by this building umpteen times as a kid on the way to visit More Market ( which was red in colour ) and a favourite destination for kids that housed a lot of shops till it was demolished to construct and increase the length of the congested Central rail station which again is another ancient land mark in Chennai. Built in the year 1913, the Ripon Building is the official seat of the Chennai Corporation and is painted white as a representation of Indo-Saracenic architecture.One can’t miss this majestic structure as it’s an important land mark and houses the department’s of Chennai Corporation.
    Dr.Javed Rasheed
    Written 10 November 2019
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  • harleen_sethi
    New Delhi, India118 contributions
    “Luz” is a Portuguese word which means light. This spot was like a forest and even to this day, this church is also known as “kaatukoil” where in Tamil language, it translates to “forest church”.
    The existing structure at Luz church was built by the Portuguese in 1516. The architecture consists of patterns of gothic arches, Baroque ornamentation compounded with classic European style. The altars are gilded with silver and gold leaves and the ceilings with powder blue Fresco paintings. The foundation stone of this church is considered to be ‘one of the oldest European monuments in India.’
    This ancient church was raised to the status of a Shrine on 15th August, 2010 and also to the status of a Heritage Monumental Shrine in the city of Chennai. This Heritage status is accorded by the Department of Metropolitan Development Authority as Heritage Building in Tamil Nadu.
    Written 11 July 2018
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  • Ghiri T
    Chennai (Madras), India212 contributions
    Doveton House was built by an architect Benjamin Roebeck in the year 1798. This house was named after Lieutenant General John Doveton. This place once served as a prison where victims were kept under the vigilance of British officers. Now this place serves as administrative office of the Women’s Christian College. One should visit the place to see the architectural work of the building.
    Written 13 July 2018
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  • Mrudula
    111 contributions
    Prakasam Salai is an attaractive red blocks building and built in a impressive stylish in a Indo-saracentic style.
    Written 23 January 2020
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  • raviy4248
    Mangalore, India500 contributions
    This is an ideal and peaceful place of worship without much disturbance of external agents. The temple has got all the facilities for the devotees including good parking area
    Written 26 February 2019
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  • harleen_sethi
    New Delhi, India118 contributions
    Christ Church is a great place to pray in peace. A very old and traditional church with great ambience and peaceful atmosphere. The parking space is also huge and is easily accessible from any location in Chennai. Very beautiful church and must visit.
    Written 18 September 2018
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  • vijram4525
    Mangalore, India514 contributions
    This is a famous mosque where hundreds of Muslims gather for Friday prayer. The mosque is quite big to accommodate large crowd
    Written 29 December 2019
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