Month: August 2009

Centers for Science and Arts in Chennai

Birla Planetarium Considered the most modern in the country, Birla planetarium at Chennai has been built in the memory of B.M.Birla, the popular industrialist and visionary. The facility features eight galleries each of them dedicated to the fields of science including Physical Science, Electronics and Communication, Energy, Life Science, Innovation, Transport, International Dolls and Children …

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Places around Chennai

Crocodile Bank Situated at about 40 km to the south of Chennai on the East Coast Road leading to Mamallapuram, the crocodile breeding and research center was established in the year 1976 by wildlife conservationist Romulus Whittaker under the control of Madras Crocodile Bank Trust. At present, the center is managed by a board of …

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Temples in Chennai

Churches in Chennai St. Mary’s Church St. Mary’s Church is one of the popular churches at Fort St. George. Standing today as a testimony to some of the exquisite constructions of the British period in India, this old masonry church was inaugurated in 1680 by Streynsham Master. The church features three arched aisles with a …

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Museums in Chennai

Government Museum Complex Government Museum Complex located at Pantheon road between Egmore and Anna Salai in Chennai spans over an area of 16.25 acres. Earlier known as Pantheon Complex during the British period, the center was inaugurated in 1856. The museum has departments of National History and Art. The most attractive feature of the museum …

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Fairs and festivals of Chennai

About Chennai Festivals Chennai city hosts a number of fairs and festivals all through the year making it all the more interesting for the visitors to get the most out of their trips to this city. In addition to national and religious festivals of various faiths, the most prominent events and annual features in the …

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Shopping in Chennai

Shopping in Chennai The state of Tamil Nadu is reputed throughout the world for its rich culture heritage besides its incomparable arts and crafts. The artistic products and makes of the state are popular around the world for their beauty and uniqueness. Besides being the capital city of the state of Tamil Nadu, Chennai is …

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