• Fort St. George

    Place To Visit Chennai

    Fort St. George

    Place To Visit


    Fort St. George

    The history of the great white architecture of Fort St. George is inextricably linked to the history of Chennai itself.

    Why to visit this place

    The main goal of constructing the gigantic fort compound, known as the 'White Town,' was to establish a British foothold in the Coromandel Coast and the rest of south India. It was easier to develop the various minor towns and villages in Tamil Nadu with Fort St. George as a British headquarters. During this period, the presently thriving city of Chennai sprang up around the fort, which was given the British name Madras. In many ways, the majestic fort is the first in the entire era of British control in India. The fort is the country's first British military settlement. The Archaeological Survey of India and the Tamil Nadu Government have taken steps to protect the great fort. The church and a museum, on the other hand, are open to the general public, allowing them to learn about the fort's importance in Indian history.

    Special Tip:

    This place is closed on every Fridays.


    Open Time : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Entry : free

    Address : Fort St George, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    By Shobhna J.

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