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    Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai

    Arignar Anna Zoological Park, also known as the Vandalur Zoo, is a zoological garden located in Vandalur, a suburb in the southwestern part of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, about 31 kilometers from the city center and 15 kilometers from the Chennai Airport. Chennai, the then Madras had the distinction of having the first zoo in India, […]

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    Chennai International Airport

    Chennai International Airport (IATA: MAA, ICAO: VOMM) is the primary airport serving the South Indian metropolis of Chennai. The airport is spread across the suburban areas of Meenambakkam, Pallavaram and Tirusulam. For the Fiscal year 2014-15, it is the fourth busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic after Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore and […]

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    Narayana Krishnaraja Puram, Chennai

    The temple Narayana Krishnaraja Puram has two gopurams (tower) each in eastern and western directions.The temple has five vimanams namely Anatha Nilaya Vimanam over Parthasarathy shrine, Ranganathar Sannidhi vimanam, Ramar sannathy vimanam, Narasimha sannidhi vimanam and Andal Sannidhi vimanam.The temple tank called “Thiruallikeni” is derived from the place where Vishnu’s consort Lakshmi herself was born as […]

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    Vadapalani Andavar Temple

    Vadapalani Andavar Temple is famous because of Sthanikar Shri V. A. Sundara Gurukkal who took charge of its care as a teenager. Gurukkal walked almost all of the streets of Chennai through his lifetime, inviting devotees people to worship and to contribute to its care. He continued until 1984. He performed Mahakumbabishekam there 4 times. […]

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    Fort St. George, India

    Fort St George (or historically, White Town) is the name of the first English (later British) fortress in India, founded in 1644 at the coastal city of Madras, the modern city of Chennai. The construction of the fort provided the impetus for further settlements and trading activity, in what was originally an uninhabited land. Thus, […]

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    Kapaleeshwarar Temple

    Arignar Anna Zoological Park, also known as the Vandalur Zoo, is a zoological garden located in Vandalur, a suburb in the southwestern part of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, about 31 kilometers from the city center and 15 kilometers from the Chennai Airport. Chennai, the then Madras had the distinction of having the first zoo in India, [...]
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    University of Madras

    The Public Petition dated 11-11-1839 initiated the establishment of Madras University. It was in January 1840 with Mr.George Norton as its President, that the University Board was constituted. In 1854 after a lapse of 14 years, the Government of India formulated a systematic educational policy for India and as a sequel to this on 5th […]