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Fort St. George, Chennai (Madras)

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Reportedly the first British establishment in the country, Fort St. George houses the oldest Anglican church in India and a museum. Built in 1644, the fortress had been known as “White Town” before it carried the name of St. George--the construction was finished on his birthday. It originally served as a trading post until it became the birthplace of the modern Indian Army. Discover the history of the fort at the museum, which houses relics of the British rule, military memorabilia, and some colonial artwork. See the 4.4 m (14.5 ft) tall marble statue of Lord Cornwallis in front of it. Plan your Fort St. George visit and explore what else you can see and do in Chennai (Madras) using our Chennai (Madras) holiday planner.
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  • do visit the area of fort st george in chennai. the major buildings are with the govt and the indian army , but a walk around this busy place will surely take you back in time. if you can make sure yo...  more »
  • 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 secu...  more »
  • 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.  more »