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Fort St. George
The Fort St. George is situated in the city of Chennai and was built in the year 1644. It is said to be the first English fortress in India. It is one of the most noted ancient monuments in the city and is looked after by the Archaeological Survey of India. Initially it was constructed as a trading post for the East India Company. At present the fort serves as a home to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly and several other official buildings. The Fort St. George can majorly be divided into two sections-St. Mary's Church & the Fort Museum. The St. Mary's Church is known as one of the oldest churches constructed by the British in India. Within the museum are relics of British personnel who lived here.
Nearly 3 kilometers away from the city of Chennai lies the Marina Beach. With golden sand & a clear strip of blue sea, it is one amongst the most beautiful beaches of India. The Marina Beach is around 13 kilometers long & is known as the second longest beach in the world. Visitors should not miss the opportunity to view the mesmerizing sun-rise & sun-set here. The palm trees here are apt for taking leisure walks. Visitors can enjoy horseback riding on the beach.
The Kapaleeshwarar Temple is situated in Mylapore, one of the traditional neighborhoods of Chennai. It is a prime shrine of the Lord Shiva. The temple depicts Goddess Parvati worshipping Lord Shiva, in the form of a peacock. The architecture of the temple displays several important architectural elements which are native to the region. These include a rainbow-colored gopuram, pillared mandapas (pavilions), and a huge tank. There are numerous shires within the temple out of which Kapaleeswarar and Karpagambal are most famous.
The Government Museum is another famous tourist spot in the city of Chennai. It is the second oldest museum in the country after the Indian Museum of Kolkata. It is known for archaeological and numismatic collections and also for holding extensive collection of Roman antiquities, outside of Europe. The museum complex consists of six buildings, out of these few are more than 100 years old. Displayed within the museum are countless artifacts, palm-leaf manuscripts, sculptures, & objects related to geology, archaeology, zoology, anthropology, numismatics, and botany. With four main galleries here-the Hindu Sculpture Gallery, Bronze Gallery, Amravathi Gallery and the National Art Gallery, visitors can learn about the art & culture of the region.