Fort St. George Museum
The perfect place to begin discovering Chennai is Fort St. George, the oldest surviving British construction in India. At the northern end of Marina, the fort was once the headquarters of the East India Company. Today it houses the Secretariat of the Tamil Nadu Government and the Legislative Assembly. Much of this fort looks almost as it did when Robert Clive, Pitt, Hasting and Wellesley resided and worked here.
St. Mary's Church
Within the fort is the oldest protestant church in Asia and the second oldest British building in India, St. Mary's Church. The inside of the church has many paintaings, records and registers, each with a story to tell-Elihu Yale, after whom the Yale University, USA is anmed was married here. Robert Clive and Margaret Maskelyne tied the nuptial knot at this church. The imperial Clive House was where Robert Clive, one of the Carnatic War heroes resided with his beautiful wife.
4.8 km Parru's Corner. Built in the Indo-Saracenic style, the buildings comprise, besides the High Court, the small causes court and city civil court.
4.8 km an ancient Shiva temple with a beautiful Gopuram, typical of Dravidian typical of Dravidian architecture.
Marina Beach and Aquarium
3.2 km one of loveliest beaches in the world. Aquarium timings: Daily 08.00 hrs to 20.00 hrs the second largest beach in the world, Marina, in Chennai is the biggest tourist attractions here. The promenade is dotted with statues of various leaders and other heroes. The sheer joy of walking on the beach munching 'murukku' and 'sundal' is unparalleled.
3.2 km Dedicated to Parthasarathy or Lord Krishna, the temple is said to have been built by a Pallava king during the eighth century and was subsequently renovated by the Vijayanagar kings in the sixteenth century.
San Thome Cathedral
5.6 km St Thomas the Apostle is said to be buried here.
It is on Pantheon Road once belonged to the Pantheon Committee formed by important British citizens, responsible for improving the English social life in Chennai. The archeological section has beautiful antiques from the Chola, Vijayanagar, Chalukya and Hoysala periods and a rare collection of Buddhist sculptures from Amaravati. Part of the fascinating bronze collection, are cosmic dance of Lord Shiva-Natraja, Goddess Durga and the Elephant God-Ganesha, all from the Chola period. Ardhanariswara, an incarnation of Lord Shiva with one child bearing hip and breast is the show stealer. This museum complex includes an Art Gallery, Department of Natural History, a Museum Theatre and the Connemara Public Library.