Madras is the first city of Tamil Nadu, is a comparatively new city. A city that adheres to the liesurely tempo of life of a world of yesterday; a city whose values of another day still survive midst of the humdrum bustle of today; a city that still retains the charm, culture and courtesies of the ages.
The building of the nucleus of this fort in 1640 was the first step towards the founding of Madras - and an Empire. The fort itself growing over the year and is one of the finest examples in India of British military construction. Within its solid walls and sturdy gates is much that is historic
Is a massive auditorium, that can seat up to 4000 people. Opened in 1976 in memory of the poet-saint Thiruvalluvar, All 1330 verses of the poet's epic - the Thirukkural, are inscribed on the granite pillars that surround the auditorium. The auditorium itself is not supported by any pillars!
They builded Vivekananda Illam in 1963. This was in remembrance of Swami Vivekananda's brief sojourn.
They used it for storage of ice from 1842 to 1874.
Today, it houses a Gallery of 150 rare photographs on the life of Swami Vivekananda. It also houses a section on India's cultural heritage and on the history of the building itself.
One of Chennai's most impressive architectural marvels, Senate House was constructed on the 19th century.
The entire structure is a harmonious blend of Indo-Saracenic style, with Byzantine architectural features