|Fort St. George Museum|
|About:The Fort St. George Museum was organised and opened to the public from 31st January 1948. The museum began with a small collection of objects of the British Raj donated by the then Madras Presidency Government, the St. Mary’s Church authorities, the disbanded army units and others. Over the years many objects were acquired by various means and there are now 3661 registered antiquities in the collection. Best among them (602) are on display in ten galleries.|
The building housing the museum is one of the oldest surviving buildings built within the fort. The building was completed in 1795 and served as the location for Madras Bank. The museum building has a history of its own.
The antiquities are displayed in ten galleries spread over three floors. An imposing marble statue of Lord Cornwallis (1738-1805) greets the visitors. The statue, carved by Thomas Banks, was financed by funds raised from the public, depicts the scene of surrender of two sons of Tippu as hostages The lobby contains drawings showing the stages of constructions and renovations from 1640 onwards.
|Address Fort St. George Museum,Chennai|
|Nearest City: Chennai|
|Best time to visit: January to April|
|The weather and climate of Chennai reflect the geographical location and relief of the Chennai city. Chennai lies near the thermal equator and the Sea that is why there is very less variation in seasonal temperature. For most parts of the year, the weather of Chennai is hot and humid. The hottest part of the year n Chennai and surrounding areas is late May and early June, with maximum temperatures around 38-42 °C. The coolest period is January, with minimum temperatures around 19-20 °C. Thus, for most parts of the year, the weather and climate of Chennai city remains moderate- neither too high nor too low.|
|Interesting places to Visit:|
The city’s Marina Beach, bordered by gardens, lies just to the South of the War Memorial. It is claimed to be the second largest in the world, about 13 kms.Covelong
For a balmy holiday, the fishing village of Covelong has an excellent stretch of beach. This lies 55 km enroute to Mamallapuram which is 60 km from Madras and is a breathtaking seaside haven ideal for a relaxing holiday.Elliots Beach (Marina beach):The Marina Beach is a beach situated along shoreline in the city of Chennai, India.It is the longest beach in India and the second longest in the worldValluvar Kottam
The ValluvarKottam, dedicated to the memory of the Tamil Saint Philosopher and poet Thiruvalluvar, is the largest auditorium in Asia. It is located at the junction of Kodampakkam High Road and Valluvar Kottam Road.National Art Gallery and Museum
Built in 1906, the Chennai National Art Gallery was originally intended to be a memorial to queen Victoria. An impressive certal dome flanked a series of smaller domes supported by pillars on each side. After independence, it became an art Gallery in 1951. It has bronze exhibits dating from 10th to 13th centuries and paintings of Rajasthani and Mughals of the 17th century. Established in 1857, the museum can justify its claim to being one of India’s best. There are large sectiors devoted to Archacology, Anthropology, Geology, Numismatics, Zoology and Botany along with comprehensive collections of arms and armour.Parathasarathy Temple
Located at Triplicane High Road is the large Sri Prthasarathy Temple. This Hindu Temple, devoted to Lord Krishna, was built in the 8th Century by Pallava King and has been ornately renovated since.
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|Nearest Railway Station:Chennai|
|Road Transport:Chennai is very well connected to all the major cities in the Southern India.there are good number of buses to every cities|
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|Elliots Beach (Marina beach):The Marina Beach is a beach situated along shoreline in the city of Chennai, India.It is the longest beach in India and the second longest in the world|
Kanchipuram:Kanchipuram,is a city and a municipality in Kanchipuram district in Tamil Nadu. It is a temple town and the headquarters of Kanchipuram district.It was called Kachi and Kachiampathi in ancient times.
Mahabalipuram:Mahabalipuram lies on the Coromandel Coast which faces the Bay of Bengal. This is an elegant place to watch which a well established sea port was during the 7th and 10th centuries of the Pallava dynasty. This was the second capital of the Pallavas who ruled Kanchipuram
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