The monuments of Chennai clearly depicts the times it has been
going through. The city is provided with numerous monuments,
monuments that harbingers the experiences of the past, the memories
and memorable people associated with them, very much alive and very
much immortal as if it all had occurred only yesterday. Most of
these stand as memorials that have been erected to pay homage to
Many of the monuments at Chennai were built by the foreign powers
who occupied the lands at some point of the time. The monuments are
dispersed throughout the city and can be usually found close to some
acknowledged tourist spots. Some popular monuments present in the
city are Free Mason's Hall, Madras War Cemetery, Valluvar Kottam,
Ripon Building, Theosophical Society, Doveton House, Pancha
Mandapams, Senate House, Kamaraj Memorial House, Bharathiyar Illam,
Anna Square, Vivekananda Illam, Fort St.George and MGR Film City.
The monument are open pages of the historical lives and
contributions of many great personalities from the region.