San Thome Cathedral - Founded by the Portuguese in the 16th century, and rebuilt in a neo-gothic fashion in 1896, this iconic cathedral is only one of three in the world that has been built over the tomb of an apostle of Jesus Christ. The religious grounds now welcome pilgrims who travel from far and wide to pray at the tomb. It also operates as a museum that showcases artefacts connected to the life of St. Thomas and the Basilica.
Fort St. George - Fort St. George was established in 1640, then a shining beacon to recognise the newly minted city of Madras. Having gone through numerous facelifts throughout the years, the Fort Museum now exhibits many poignant historical artefacts, including an exotic book collection and St. Mary’s Church, one of India’s pioneering British churches.
Government Museum - The Government Museum is one of Chennai’s finest museums and a highly rated tourist attraction. Spread over a sprawling 16.25 acres of land, this grandiose structure consists of six independent buildings and 46 galleries that cover everything from archaeology to geology and many more. It is most recognised for its Bronze gallery (located in building 3), featuring a well-curated selection of South Indian bronzes from the 7th century to current times.
Kapaleeshwarar Temple - Dedicated to the highly revered Hindu god, Shiva, Kapaleeshwarar Temple features a rainbow-coloured Gopuram, several pavilions and a tank built in Shiva’s honour. During Brahmotsavam festival, the temple takes on a different life with a stream of Hindu dieties seen parading around Mylapore’s streets.