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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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  • 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 (Gr...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »