This was the British East India Company premises, finished in 1653. Inside the perimeter walls of the area are housed the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly & Secretariat. To enter is through strict security & 'pat down'. Then you have to avoid the numerous official cars driving around & parked everywhere. Beware of Indian driving skills. .
Part of a tour and really not worth a visit. Old, dusty. Felt stop was just a time filler. I think they do not allow photos so no one has proof how bad it is.
Built by Britishers just opposite to the Chennai Port, from where Britishers governed. At present, the Tamilnadu Legislative Assembly functioning from the Fort. This also houses a museum which is opened to general public.
A Fort that is not a Fort; no photographs allowed of boring interior; this is history for idiots; read a little before you visit Chennai so you don't have to waste your time here. We had no choice (Group Travel).
Neither auto nor OLA seems to know where it is...however, after spending so many minutes under the hot sun, arguing, showing the pictures, and generally getting really frustrated and sweaty, there is not much to do inside the security check. Just a forlorn museum with a hefty foreign charge of 250rs and a bunch of working bureaucrats.
This fort is more than 200 years old. This fort is supposed to be under Indian Defense Dept. Many of its offices are present on this fort. Also, this is the seat of Tamil Nadu state government. Tamil Nadu state assembly, and Secretariat are located in this fort. To enter this fort one has to take the beach road north... 更多
The museum gives a good idea about the history of Chennai. But the walk to St Mary Church and the walk back is extremely sterneous especially as the police guard does not allow walking people to go to the main gate from the church, insisting to walk the full circle back again.
The fort is mixed in a modern environnement so you do not get the same experience as when you visit an old and impressive historical fort. You need to visit the museum to somehow get an idea of what the fort was and the importance it had in the past. The fact that you will combine the visit with St... 更多