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National Art Gallery Tours

National Art Gallery
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.
Address: Panthian Road, Chennai, India
Hours: Open daily 9:30am-5pm
Admission: 250 rupees
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Chennai City Sightseeing Tour

Chennai City Sightseeing Tour

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Chennai is full of old heritage buildings, from ancient Pallava-era temples to colonial-era churches and public buildings constructed under British rule. This tour takes you to some of the most interesting structures, from the 7th-century Kapaleeswarar Temple to the 20th-century Ripon Building, all in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.44
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$37.44
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Museums Tour of Chennai

Museums Tour of Chennai

This cultural city has many stories behind every arts and crafts, especially when it comes to Museums these below list are the Top as per the ratings and reviews;  Chennai Rail Museum (Closed on all Mondays & National Holidays), Government Museum (Closed on all Fridays & Natonal Holidays), Fort Museum (Closed on all Fridays & Natonal Holidays),
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.56
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$47.56
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Private Heritage Tour Of Chennai (Madras)

Private Heritage Tour Of Chennai (Madras)

On this half day tour discover the architectural heritage of Chennai. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, the city once served as a trading outpost for the East India Company. Drive past some of the heritage buildings of Chennai and discover the colonial past of the city. You will be able to see prime examples of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, which flourished in the 19th century as British architects combined Gothic styles with India's Indo-Islamic architecture. Highlights • Indo-Saracenic architectural style • Photo stop at buildings with Gothic, Islamic, and Hindu characteristics • Learn about Chennai's history and culture through the lens of its buildings • Visit to the Government Museum, second oldest museum of India
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.00
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From
$71.00
Price varies by group size
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What are National Art Gallery hours of operation?
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National Art Gallery hours of operation: Open daily 9:30am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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