Welcome to an Awesome Journey Through Chennai
Also know as Madras
My name is Bob and I am gonna take you on a trip across Chennai
Chennai, previously called Madras, is comparatively a new city, about 350 years old.
Modern Chennai grew out of a small village when in 1639 a fishing hamlet called "Madraspatnam" was selected by early English merchants of the East India Company as a site for the settlement.
Chennai was the first British major settlement in India and it was here that many who went on to build the Empire first learnt their trade.
Chennai is a gracious city that has a clear skyline, long sandy beaches, parks, historic landmarks and tourist infrastructural facilities which make it a convenient entry point or base to start a tour of Tamil Nadu and South India.
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Music, dance and all other art forms of South India are cherished and nurtured in this city. Although the city has long been an important center of textile manufacturing, a great deal of industrial expansion has taken place in recent years.
The erstwhile villages of Mylapore, Triplicane, Ezhambur (Egmore),-...
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This is mount road. This is the main lifeline of chennai city. This is a picture of it during the time of british presidency.
This is present day Mount Road! Today it is called Anna Salai. It is the main road from which the whole of chenai branches from. It goes past the offices of The hindu and The mail. (indian newspaers)
This is Chennai Central the main station in chennai. It has over 15 platforms and was originally built in 1873 and but has been renovated several times since.
Chennai central has also made an appearance in the hit bollywood movie "Chennai Express"
this is the m.a chidambbaram cricket stadium of course you all know it as the "chennai super kings"es home stadium.
This is Marina Beach. It is the largest beach in india. It is the second largest in the world. It is 13km long!!!!!
This is the famous war memorial of chennai. Victory War Memorial was constructed in the memory of allied armies who lost their lives in World War I. It then became a memorial for World War II. It commemorates the sacrifices made by soldiers of the Madras Presidency in service to the British Crown.
One of the sacred shrines in Tamil Nadu is Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Temple in Mylapore, in Chennai City.It is a Siva Temple, and the name of the Lord is ARULMIGU KAPALEESWARAR. The name of the Goddess is ARULMIGU KARPAGAMBAL.It is a lovely temple with a Stately Spire or Gopuram as it is called. There is a big tank on its West. The temple and the tank are surrounded by Broad streets on the four sides. The view of the temple and the tank is picturesque.
The Guindy National Park, 2.70 sq.KM wide is unique in more ways than one. It has the rarest vegetation type ? the tropical dry evergreen vegetation. It is one of the smallest national parks and is situated right in the heart of a metropolitan city - Chennai.
The Planetarium is considered in the modern world as an Indoor - Universe. The Planetarium has provisions to execute diurnal, annual, latitudinal and precessional motions. The special effect projectors inside the Planetarium recreate some of the most awe-inspiring astronomical phenomena on the specially perforated aluminium inner dome.
Multi-dimensional activities and multimedia projection arrangements which have been incorporated inside the sky theatre make the programme further a lively and excited one. The Planetarium, which is fully computerised, can seat 236 persons at a time.
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INFORMATION GATHERED BY ELVIS, AMRAJITH AND AJMAL
COMPILED BY ABEL AND FATEEN