Architecture

Doordarshan tv tower

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Doordarshan Kendra Chennai was inaugurated on August 15, 1975. The service has been extended to the entire state in phased manner by installing Terrestrial Transmitters of different capacities ( HPTs , LPTs, VLPTs ) at different parts of the state.

Ripon Building

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Ripon Building is the seat of the Chennai Corporation (Madras Corporation) in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu. This is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, a combination of three types of architectural styles - Gothic, Ionic and Corinthian.

Napier Bridge

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Napier Bridge was build in 1939 - 1943, tied-arch structural bridge

Payaraneeswarar Temple

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Once upon a time A trader carrying pepper told a lie that it was only pulse, fearing the high tax for pepper on those days. He paid a small tax for pulse and he moved on. Crossing the nearby town Vridhachalam, he found the pepper has turned into pulse. He understood that it was only a punishment imposed on him by the Lord of the Shiva, and offered worship there and got the pulse( Pulse is called as payar in tamil) back into pepper again. Hence the Lord of the shrine was called “Payaranee Nadhar or Payaraneeswarar” henceforth. The place was also called “Payaraneechuram”.

Maharaja Palace

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The 110-year-old Chettinad Palace is an outstanding example of Chettinad architecture. Kanadukathan, Tamil Nadu 630103, India.

Chettinad Palace — It was designed by Dr Annamali Chettiyar with European influence in its architecture.



Temple towers

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Velleeswarar Temple

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சென்னை நவகிரக கோவில்களில் ஒன்றான, அருள்மிகு வெள்ளீஸ்வரர் திருக்கோயில், மாங்காடு / Velleeswarar Temple, Mangadu.

History of Velleeswarar is part of the history of Mangadu Kamakshi temple. Mother Parvathi had to land on Earth due to the curse of Lord Shiva as she covered His eyes in playful mood resulting in a standstill of the activities of the world. She came to this place, stood on one leg amidst five types of fire, seeking the grace of Lord to take Her back.

Rock Cut Temple

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Varaha Cave Temple, an example of Indian rock-cut architecture dating from the late 7th century, is a rock-cut cave temple located at Mamallapuram, is a finest testimonial of anciest Vishwakarma Sthapathis, a tiny village south of Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Part of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, the temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lighthouse

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The Madras Light House (Tamil: சென்னைக் கலங்கரை விளக்கம்) is a lighthouse facing the Bay of Bengal on the east coast of the Indian Subcontinent. It is a famous landmark on the Marina Beach in Chennai, India. It was built by the East Coast Constructions and Industries in 1976 replacing the old lighthouse in the northern direction. The lighthouse was opened in January 1977. It also houses the meteorological department and is restricted to visitors. It is one of the few lighthouses in the world and the only one in India with an elevator.

University of Madras

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