The historical places in Chennai include Government Museum, Valluvar Kotam, Fort St. George, Alamparai Fort, San Thome Cathedral, Vivekanand House and other places.A tour of the historical places of Chennai will take you surfing through vast resources preserved at the city’s many museums, the most notable among which is the British era Government Museum housing as many as 46 diverse galleries! There are also a number of memorial buildings dedicated to luminaries like Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, C.N. Annadurai and others, scattered around the city, shedding light on their lives and times.
The city, till date, remains a maze of carefully preserved historical sites. Touring the streets of Chennai, you will frequently come upon imposing British-era buildings where at present, the city’s administrative centers are housed, as at Fort St. George. There are also old market squares and heritage shops like the Higginbotham’s bookstore. There truly is a reminder of India’s chequered history at every turn and in every alley of Chennai.