Chennai is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Chennai one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Chennai is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Chennai or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Chennai. Explore the historical monuments of Chennai with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Chennai guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Chennai page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Chennai landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Chennai.
#1 of 11 Historical Places in Chennai | Added 23101 times in trip plans
Rajaji Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600009
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
One of the initially constructed British fortresses in India, Fort St. George is definitely one of the must visited places in India. What lures tourists to this place is its historical significance, which has piqued the interest of many historians and art lovers. Coming here, you can see various paintings that are housed here. Not to mention, the a...
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Beside Government Maternity Hospital, Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600008
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
If you wish to know more about human history and culture, ensure to give this museum a visit. The second oldest museum in India, it is home to numerous Roman antiques that are worth a sight. Walk around checking out the various artefacts ts and brush up your knowledge on history and arts. Once you are done with that, move towards The National Art G...
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Ranganathan Station, Postal Colony, T Nagar Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017
Everyone loves a good bargain, which is exactly what you’ll get on Ranganathan Street, located in Theagaraya Nagar or T. Nagar as it’s popularly known. Filled with shops and stalls everything and anything under the sun, this street is one of the busiest across India. If you have last minute shopping to do or just want to visit random sh...
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Marina Walk, Marina Beach, Triplic, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005
Another fabulous attraction of Chennai, to be clubbed with the Marin beach and the Light House, the Gandhi statue lies on the beach itself. Replicating Gandhi’s 'march to Dandi' stride, this statue is surreal. The statue was erected at this site owing to the beach’s recognition as one of the most visited recreational areas of the city. ...
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NH 4 Chennai-Bangalore Highway, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu 602105
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
This Chennai attraction holds high significance in being one of the prime locations in India, given the historic moment attached to it. It is on these ground that the prime minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated. In here, there are various features, that throw light upon the various happenings on India. From the stone sculpture depicting ...
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Navalar Nagar, Chepauk, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
One of the most striking structures of the Marina Beach, the MGR Memorial is built as an ode to the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M. G. Ramachandran. Sprawling an area of some 8.25-odd acres, this Chennai attraction lies adjacent to another important attraction of the city the Anna Memorial. MGR memorial has been observed to receive the high...
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Mount Poonamalle High Rd, Poonthottam Colony, Nandambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600032
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
Cemeteries can be a beautiful place to visit and the Madras War Cemetery proves that just right. This is the place where several icons and legends rest in peace. It was created for the purpose of receiving Second World War graves from many civil and cantonment cemeteries across the eastern and southern parts of India where the graves’ permane...
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47, Valluvar Kottam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034
08:30 am - 05:30 pm
The place is known for its unique architecture which is a quite reflection of the city itself. The colourful sculptures and carving in the walls and monuments would make you stop for a moment and admire it. You will hardly contain your curiosity looking at the various art pieces telling a story of its own. Ensure to walk around checking each one ou...
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224, Cathedral Road, Gopalapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600086
07:30 am - 06:00 pm
Previously known as the Church of England, the St George’s Cathedral is an Anglican church built in the 18th century. The Church of South India was inaugurated here in 1947, and thus this Chennai attraction holds crucial importance in the history of the city. The Church of India is one of the most important churches in India given the fact th...
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Sydenhams Rd, Kannappar Thidal, Periyamet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600003
Although closed for public visits and tourism, the Ripon building is one of the most picturesque structures in Chennai. Another brilliant example of the prevalent Indo-Saracenic style construction throughout the city, this all-white attraction is actually the seat of the Chennai Corporation. The Neoclassical style of architecture, which is in essen...
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Port Trust Officers Quarters, Sathya Nagar, Chennai Port Trust, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600009
Formerly referred to as the “Cupid’s bow”, the Victoria War Memorial is a must-see Chennai attraction for more reasons than one. It was essential constructed as an ode to the victory of the Allied Armies during World War I (1914–1918). It subsequently went on to being the victory war memorial for World War II (1939–194...