Discovering Madras – Chennai’s architecture and beach tales

Elliot's Beach, Besant Nagar, Chennai

Tamil Nadu’s capital, Chennai, presents a rather tasteful yet charming array of architecture and leisure.

Here is a glimpse:

Government Museum, Egmore

An ancient cannon
An ancient cannon

This is a complex that houses one of the countries oldest art galleries and archaeological museums.

Art Gallery at the Government Museum complex
Art Gallery at the Government Museum complex

The Art gallery was an integral part of Archaeology section until 1983 AD.

Art Gallery at the Government Museum complex
Art Gallery at the Government Museum complex

The elegant pink building is a well known landmark and is an example of Indo-Saracenic architecture.

For those who love temple architecture and yearn to observe the intricate chiseled work that were popular during India’s oldest dynasties, this place could guarantee you that and more.

Model of a Shaivaite temple

Of the many displays, the models of a Vaishnavite and Shaivaite temple, placed adjacent to one-another are the most unique.

Madras University

One of India’s oldest Universities, the University of Madras captures a spectator’s attention not only due to its grand structure, but also for its ideal location.

Situated across the world’s second longest beach – Marina, this University is bound to trigger creative minds through its unique walls and doors.

Senate Hall, University of Madras
Senate Hall, University of Madras

Madras Literary Society

One of the city’s oldest libraries, the Madras Literary Society houses a unique collection of books, which could be traced back to about four centuries ago. The library was founded in the year 1817.

Madras Literary Society
Madras Literary Society

Elliot’s Beach, Besant Nagar

This beach is the life of the Chennai. To me, the Elliot’s beach at Besant Nagar is a place where one could unwind, introspect and pave ways for a new beginning at day or night!

Elliot's Beach, Besant Nagar, Chennai
Elliot’s Beach, Besant Nagar, Chennai
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