Take a fascinating trip to two famed sites in Chennai. Visit Fort St. George, the first fortress built by the English in 1644. This structure is also the starting point of the Marina Beach which runs a distance of 13 kms along the city’s coast.
This tour takes around 3 hours. You can choose betweentime slots of 10 am -1 pm and 3-6 pm. Be picked from a location of your choice and undertake the journey in a car accompanied by an informed guide.
The first stop will be at San Thome. Containing the remains of the Apostle St Thomas, it is an ancient basilica built by the Portuguese and rebuilt in a Gothic style by the British. A drive on the road along the beach gives you a glimpse of the fishermen’s settlements that are built here. There is also an ancient light house on the southern end of the beach, which is a famous landmark in the city and offers splendid views of the ocean.
Visit the Fort St. George thathas a museum with many exhibits dating back to the British era. The St. Mary's Church, which is the oldest Anglican church in India and famed as the 'Westminster Abbey of the East', is also situated within its premises. The trip concludes after a tour of the various structures within the fort.Witness public buildings and sculptures along the Marina Promenade, unwind on the beach to delight in the local life and colourful stalls
Duration – 3 hours