February 14, 2011

Ripon Building - Chennai, South India

Ripon Building is one of the important landmarks and heritage buildings of Chennai. It is located near Central Railway station on Poonamallee High Road in Chennai city. The Ripon Building can be considered as a fine example for Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.
The white colored massive building was built in 1913 during the British period. It houses the Corporation of Chennai city today. The building is named after Lord Ripon, the late Governor General of British India.


This gigantic building has a huge lawn in the front side. You can also find the statue of Lord Ripon in the lawn. Sir Thiyagaraya Chetty's statue is found right at the center in front of the Ripon building.

Happy travelling.

Fast Facts:
Site Name: Ripon Building
Site Type: British heritage building
Location: Chennai city, Tamil Nadu state, India 
Highlights: 20th century British architecture
Nearest Railway Station: Chennai - well connected from the cities/towns all over India
Nearest Airport: Chennai has both national and international airports
How to reach: Easily reachable by road, train, and flight
Hotel: Many star hotels, luxury hotels/resorts, and budget hotels are available in Chennai
Restaurants: All options - vegetarian, non-vegetarian, Chinese, South Indian, Gujarati, North Indian, Punjabi,....- you can find everything in Chennai city




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