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  • Address: Panthian Road, Chennai, India
  • Hours: Open daily 9:30am-5pm
  • Admission: 250 rupees

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National Art Gallery Tours

The National Art Gallery, one of six individual museums comprising the Chennai Government Museum, is one of the oldest art galleries in the country. The red sandstone Indo-Sarasenic building was designed by architect Henry Irwin and completed in 1906 as part of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. The gallery was closed in 2002 when its deteriorating state threatened both visitor safety and the art, but after an extensive renovation in 2013, the gallery re-opened to the public.

The National Art Gallery is subdivided into four smaller galleries: the Tanjore Painting Gallery, Decorative Art Gallery, Indian Traditional Art Gallery and the Ravi Varma Painting Gallery. Besides paintings in various mediums, the gallery also showcases a small collection of sandalwood sculptures.

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Be sure to leave extra time to visit the Bronze Gallery of the Chennai Government Museum, which houses one of the world’s best collections of South Indian bronze sculptures from the Chola period.

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Private Full-Day Tour of Chennai With Marina Beach, Chennai, null
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Private Full-Day Tour of Chennai With Marina Beach

Explore the Chennai city on this day-trip. You will have the chance to visit one of the longest beaches in the world, Marina Beach. You will also catch a ...  Read more

Location: Chennai, India
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.00
Private Half-Day Tour in Chennai - India's Gateway to the South, Chennai, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Half-Day Tour in Chennai - India's Gateway to the South

Chennai, formerly called Madras, is a collection of urban villages and diverse neighborhoods and the capital of the Indian state Tamil Nadu. As the gateway to ...  Read more

Location: Chennai, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00
Local Heritage and Architecture Tour of Chennai (Madras), Chennai, Half-day Tours
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Local Heritage and Architecture Tour of Chennai (Madras)

Dive into the culture, rich heritage and diverse architecture in the city of Chennai (formerly Madras) on this tour and appreciate how the British influence ...  Read more

Location: Chennai, India
Duration: 5 to 7 hrs

From USD $22.50

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