The Chepauk Palace

Hunting hard for a topic to blog about, I decided I would do what I like doing best. Take a ride. So, on a clear Sunday morning, I set out to the beach. And before I hit the beach, I saw this…

The Chepauk palace. A once brilliant palace built in the Indo Saracenic style. A style pioneered in Madras. A style pioneered by Robert Chisholm.

Chepauk-Palace-07 Chepauk-Palace-02
the old Chepauk palace
A view of the Chepauk Palace from the beach. From George Eastman House – Lantern Slides archive This view is no longer possible, for newer, crappier buildings have hidden the face of the palace.

The Chepauk palace is pretty much where the British Raj started off. Details and the history, soon.

1 Comment so far

  1. Nishanth (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 4:39 am

    You can also checkout the other side of the palace by entering a gate which is opposite to the side gates of the Madras University.It houses some government offices and I have heard that the Palace covered a long strech of land.You can also spot some old buildings which might have been part of the palace by walking down a small strech of road that runs between the Chepauk MRTS railway station and the Cricket stadium.

    An article in “The Hindu” mentioned that it covered an area of over spread over 121 acres –

Terms of use | Privacy Policy | Content: Creative Commons | Site and Design © 2009 | Metroblogging ® and Metblogs ® are registered trademarks of Bode Media, Inc.