City Tour


Fort St. George


Island Grounds

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Built By:

The British

Distance from Official Hotel(ITC Chola):

13 Km

Fort St. George Chennai

Primarily, the St. George Fort is divided into two sections: St. Mary's Church and the Fort Museum. St. Mary's Church enjoys the status of being one of the oldest surviving churches built by the British in India as well as the oldest Anglican Church on the land of India. This beautiful building, established in 1680 has stood the test of times and still holds the splendour of the yore. The tombstones in its graveyard are incomparable and are seen as the oldest one in India. Another fascinating structure here is the 150 ft tall Flagstaff, made entirely of teakwood. Though the original flagstaff is no more to be seen, its relics are still visible. The church is famously known as the 'Westminster Abbey of the East'.

Government Museum


Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai

Main Attraction:

Artefacts and Historical Relics

Distance from Official Hotel(ITC Chola):

10 Km

Government Museum Chennai

The Government Museum of Chennai is one of the most popular sightseeing pots in the city. The Museum grounds comprises of six buildings and 46 galleries, covering the total area of about 16.25 acres. Amidst all, the huge Museum Theatre is one of the most remarkable buildings, structured in the Italianate style after being influenced by the Classical architectural design. This theatre was constructed by the British in the late 19th century, when this architectural pattern was not even famous in England. The National Art Gallery of the museum displays the traditional paintings, Indian miniature artworks, paintings of Thanjavur and other antique and traditional paintings.

Memorial of Mahatma Gandhi


Beside Guindy National Park, Chennai

Built in:


Distance from Official Hotel(ITC Chola):

5 Km


The Gandhi Mandapam, Chennai's honor to Mahatma Gandhi, is a graceful memorial that lies beside the Guindy National Park. In this age of Gun culture, Gandhiji proved that Ahimsa (non violence) is the best weapon with which we can fight oppression in a successful way. Gandhiji was assassinated on 30-1-1948. This memorial is situated at Guindy, on Sardar Vallabhai Patel Rd, Opposite to Anna University. Entry is free and open on holidays also between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m


National Art Gallery


Egmore, Chennai

Built in:


Distance from Official Hotel(ITC Chola):

10 Km

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 The National Art Gallery exhibits several beautiful paintings that include 16th and 18th century ones from Rajasthan, the Mughal period and 17thcentury Deccani art.


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Anna Centenary Library The Anna Centenary Library (ACL) is an established state library of the Government of Tamil Nadu. It is located at Kotturpuram, Chennai. Built at a cost of INR172 crores (INR1,720 million), it is the one of the largest libraries in Asia.It is named after a former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, C. N. Annadurai.


Theosophical Society The world headquarters of the Theosophical Society was formed to facilitate and encourage the study of comparative religions, philosophy and science and rational thought. It is situated in the beautiful and sylvan surroundings of the Adyar River. This society was founded by Madame Blavatsky and Colonel Olcott in the U.S.A and transferred to Adyar in 1882. 


Kalakshetra Foundation:  In Thiruvanmiyur, beyond Elliots Beach is the Kalakshetra Foundation or the Temple of Art. Rukmani Devi Arundale founded it in 1936. The purpose of this center was to train, encourage and revive interest in Bharatanatyam, the classical dance form of Tamil Nadu.

            Places of Worship

  Kapaleeswarar Temple

Kapaleeswarar Temple Chennai

The peaceful Kapaleeswarar Temple of Chennai is believed to be one of the oldest and most revered holy places of the city. The shrine of Lord Shiva, Kapaleeswarar temple is situated in Mylapore, a suburb of Chennai. The temple is an emblem of Dravidian style of architecture with giant gopuram (tower). The temple has two entrances. Its fragmentary inscriptions exist since 1250 AD, though the architecture and structure of the temple is more related with the culture that prevailed in 16th century. The wife of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati is worshipped in the temple in the incarnation of Goddess Karpagambal, which refers to the 'Goddess of the Wish-Yielding Tree'.,

    Santhome Cathedral Basilica Church

Santhome Cathedral Basilica Chennai

The Santhome Cathedral Basilica Church in Chennai is a sacred place, especially for the Catholic Christians. Santhome was a small settlement of the Portuguese who arrived in the Mylapore shores in the 16th century. Santhome has many Catholic institutions including 100 year old buildings, garden houses, convents and the pride of the place, Santhome Basilica. A walk down the area gives the hint of what the Portuguese era would have been like in the 1600s.

  St. Thomas Mount Church

St. Thomas Mount   A top the 76 metre high hill is believed to be the place where St. Thomas was martyred. An old church, built by the Portuguese around 1514 is located here. Among the interesting relics in the church is an old stone cross that the apostle is said to have clutched in his hand while dying. The blood-like stains on the cross have given it the name Bleeding Cross and the mystic stains on it have to this day been found to be too deep to be removed. On the wall above the altar is an oil painting of the Madonna that was brought to India by St. Thomas and is believed to be one of the seven that were painted by St.Luke. .