Monday, December 16, 2013

Chennai, Automobile Capital of India

Chennai, the capital of state of Tamil Nadu is known for its cultural heritage and temple architecture. It is the industrial and commercial center as well as it is a major cultural, economic and educational center in South India. 


In the ancient period it was under the control of Chola and Pallava Dynasty, but modern city arose from the British settlement of Fort St. George. Later surrounding villages were merged along with it to become what it today a metropolitan city.



It is the "Automobile Capital of India", as forty percent of the automobile industry is based out of this place and major portion of the nation's vehicles are produced there. 



Places of interest here are:
Getting around the heart of Chennai city often takes time, due to traffic and heavy congestion. This problem has increased because of construction work in progress for Chennai Metro. 

33 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for sharing some scenes from the Chennai. The traffic congestion sounds awful. Great photos and mosaic!

Mama Zen said...

Marvelous photos!

Snap said...

The ancient and the new .. wonderful post.

Poppy said...

What contrast between the stone and the water, solid and liquid gems, both!

Thanks for sharing and the interesting info!

Poppy
via Mosaic Monday

Gunilla Bäck said...

Those temples are amazing!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Looks like a city alive with past and present vitality. Love the curl of waves in the last photo too.

Jim said...

Great post.

Cloudia said...

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Of all things I would never have thought of, the fact that your country has an 'automobile capital' may be the top one. I'm woefully ignorant. Now that I think of it, of course you have to have manufacturing. The carvings as always are beautiful, I love the touches of blue.

Our photos said...

Nice buildings.
Happy Monday to you!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Chennai is one of my favorite cities - a city with culture tradition and history.

ashok said...

useful post Rajesh

Muza-chan said...

Beautiful place...

Lowell said...

Well all of those temples, beaches and public building are pretty impressive! I've heard that the traffic is difficult, though. I guess you Chennai is like what our Detroit used to be. :)

acreativeharbor.com said...

Such amazing photos of beautiful symbols and art work ~ Wow! ~ thanks, carol, xxx

Thanks for visiting ^_^

Al said...

Amazing temples, and I love the light and wave on that beach.

islandwonder said...

It looks like a beautiful place. Nice photos!

Sylvia K said...

A terrific post for the day, Rajesh!! Love your captures as always! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great week!

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Rajesh, thanks for stopping by my blog, and thank you for another aspect of India. You know, it might be damaging to those gorgeous feats of architecture, the pollution from all the cars. Hope they take good care of the treasures. What an amazing list of sights! Peace, my friend. Amy

Photo Cache said...

hoping all this modernization and progress do not harm the many temples in the surrounding area.

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Interesting one

ladyfi said...

Lovely buildings - so full of history.

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, pure beauty, a wonderful city!

genie said...

The temples you post continue to amaze me with their intricate sculptures on the facades. They are mind boggling. You are giving us such a wonderful historical look at your country.

George said...

It's wonderful that this city has been able to preserve its cultural history even as it has been transformed into a modern metropolis.

Irene said...

Thanks for sharing lovely shots from the Chennai. What a great place to visit!

Irene

Lina Gustina said...

So many places to visit. It would be a great destination!
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Jim said...

Great architecture.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photos!

Datta Ghosh said...

Thanks for sharing the information

Prasad Np said...

Well it is a city that keeps reinventing itself....

Abhijit Ray said...

Beautiful structure of temple architecture. Chennai is also the city of Dr. J. Jayalalitha.

Yogi Saraswat said...

It looks like a beautiful place. Nice photos!