Well worth visiting , the Government Museum is on Pantheon Road between Egmore and Anna Salai. The building originally belonged to a group of eminent British citizens, known as the Pantheon Committee, who were responsible for improving the social life of the British in Madras. The Main Building has a fine archaeological section representing all the major South Indian periods including Chola, Vijayanagar, Hoysala and Chalukya. It also houses a good ethnology collection. The bronze gallery has a superb collection of Chola art. One of the most impressive is the bronze of Ardhanariswara, the androgynous incarnation of Shiva. The museum complex is open 9.30 am to 5 pm; closed Friday and public holidays
A Twist on Fast Food
Idli is a staple of the South Indian diet. It's steamed fermented rice batter, and I wasn't thrilled by the description either, but they're good with chutneys and sambar. Anyway, they're fast and cheap, and Murugan Idli House has it all down to an art.
Once you find a place to sit (it may take a while, the place appears to be always packed), you'll get a banana leaf, quickly followed by a couple of idli, and 5 things to dip them in or mush them up with (depending on your eating style). You can call for more at any time. They're filling, 4 or 5 make a pretty good meal - and at 5 rupees per idli, it's one of the cheapest, fastest fast-food experiences around.
They also serve dosas and a few other dishes.
The National Art Gallery
Egmore is center place in Chennai,the pic is Egmore museum,There is also childran museum in same campus.The redstone building was build in 1906,in the Indo Sarancenic style of Architecture.The building is impressive from outside :),inside can see the display of 10.13 century bronzes16th 18th century Mugal paintings,from 11,12 century Indian handicrafts.Worth a visit.
Same campus there is childrans museum too,I din't go inside only took pic of Big Dianozer:) infornt of Childrans museum .
Near Art Gallary at Egmore many shopping complexs are there ,to shopping.
Friday is holiday&other national holidays too museum will be closed.
Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu is the fourth largest metropolis in India. Located on a 17 km stretch of the Coramandel coast, the city is trisected by the waterways of Cooum and Adyar and the Buckingham Canal. With a population of 6 million people, Chennai is a vibrant city ever growing, expanding and changing every year.
Popularly regarded as the "Gateway to the South", Chennai presents a culture that is distinctly different from that of northern India. Music, dance and all other art forms of the South are cherished and nurtured in this city, which, though industrialized, continues to be traditional and conventional in many ways.
Chennai is a gracious city that has a clear skyline, long sandy beaches, parks, historic landmarks and tourist infrastructure facilities which make it a convenient entry point or base to start your tour of Tamil Nadu and South India. As far as religion is concerned, history has certainly left its mark on this city, which is believed to have been the place of St. Thomas, in the outskirt of the city. There are a number of churches in Chennai that are connected with the life and times of this apostle. There are also several ancient temples around Chennai, and, within the city itself are two magnificent temples - a temple in Triplicane and another in Mylapore.
Area: 174 sq. kms.
Population: 3,795,028 (1991 census)
Altitude: Sea Level
Rainfall: 1,272 mm.
Season: Tropical Throughout The Year
Languages: Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, Urdu and English.
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