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University of Madras

University of Madras, Marina Campus, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2844 4933
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Plan a little walk by yourself, tracing the colonial architectural lineage of the University of Madras. The buildings are spread over the city, so look out for the most speactacular one close to Marina Beach. The famous Senate House is also a part of this campus, built in the Indo-Saracenic style with Byzantine and European architectural features. Other places to look out for British architecture are Ice House, Vivekananda Museum, High Court, War Memorial and the Parrys area. If you are a photography enthusiast, this is going to be even more satisfying.
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University of Madras, Marina Campus, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2844 4933
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This landmark building in Chennai presently housing the university is a lovely legacy of the British era. Fine architecture and well located facing the sprawling Marina beach.

Thank s_ramsam
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is a huge rambling place to visit. It is one of the oldest universities in India (chartered in 1857) and it is a glorious collection of Indo-Saracenic architecture. I gave a talk here on my last visit and had the chance to poke into...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 25 September 2017

One of the oldest and prestigious institute in India for education, offers lots of courses - UG & PG and many colleges are affiliated to this. Located near Marina Beach,

Thank Rucha121
Reviewed 23 September 2017

old building of educational institutions. landmark at chennai , situated at beach road. santuary for students.

Thank anusuyadevi17
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The university is world famous and very old . Even the construction , we can see best architecture available in those good olden days..Present maintainance is not good

Thank krish862
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Robert Chisholm's Senate House is breathtaking from the outside. Walk inside (no-one stopped me) and a desolate picture of an interior populated only by birds opens up. Other Indo-saracenic buildings to visit (I hired a tuk tuk for a morning for 800 rupees and did...More

Thank Perrygrinate
Reviewed 13 January 2017

One of the oldest universities in India and also in Asia. This is in beach road and opposite to famous marina beach,government office,many memorials like leaders,Anna,MGR,Jayalilitha etc. The university offers many cources and do not to visit library and university centenary hall where all convocations...More

Thank Jothilingam E
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Madras University is one of the oldest universities of Asia. The place is opposite to the Marina Beach. The campus has loads of colonial era red brick buildings. Special mention to the Senate House which is designed in Indo-Sarcenic architectures which blends both native indian...More

Thank balakec
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Though this is an educational institution, i like it because of its architecture. Old buildings built in the colonial style.. long walkways.. high ceiling and cool interiors..

Thank Shankar N
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Located opposite marina beach the grandeur of university cannot be described.The majestic architecture buildings have their own charm.Visitors are not allowed to enter the premises

1  Thank Ameet_Pathare
Another busy neighbourhood that is a center of trade
and commercial related sctivities is the famous and
popular Royapettah. Apart from being known for its
many tourist attractions, Royapettah is a favourite
shopping and entertainment check in for all budget
travelers. Popular for shops selling home fabrics,
traditional sweets, furniture and house décor, it can
be quite a delight for all those looking at packing in
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