There are a number of famous and historical monuments in Chennai and also home to the second largest collection of heritage buildings. The city has a rich history and have several monuments and memorial structure from ancient and colonial times, here is the list of some of the known memorial structure of Tamil Nadu.
Vivekananda Rock Memorial is the most popular tourist monument in Tamil Nadu, situated on one of two rocks at Kanyakumari. The magnificent Memorial is renowned for its stunning architecture and rocks are surrounded by the Laccadive Sea.
MGR Memorial was built in memory of former CM of Tamil Nadu, Ramachandran and has the highest footfall on the seafront. MGR memorial at marina beach is well known memorial of a well known person.
Anna Memorial is another memorial structure built on the Marina beach in Chennai,built in memory of former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Annadurai. The memorial also houses a museum on Annadurai lies at end of the Marina.
Rajiv Gandhi Memorial is located at Sriperumbudur,built in the memory of the late Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi. Seven pillars at the site is one of the major tourist attractions in the small industrial town.
Madras War Cemetery is a civil and cantonment cemeteries built to pay tribute to the men and women who sacrificed their lives in World War II. The cemetery is open to the public,located on Mount-Poonamallee Road.
Gandhi Mandapam is a memorial structures dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. This memorial structures is built in temple style and is the largest of the memorials in the complex.
The Victory War Memorial is located at the Marina beach in the city of Chennai. It is a circular rock and marble structure or the coastal belfry formerly called as the Cupid’s bow.