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Must Visit Memorial Structures of Tamil Nadu

By: Akshatha Vinayak

Tamil Nadu is one of the South Indian states of India that is known for its rich history, culture and heritage. Not only does the state has its share of magnificent temples to flaunt, it also has amazing memorial structures that are worth a visit.

Let's take a trip to some of the marvellous memorial structures of Tamil Nadu.

Memorial Structures of Tamil Nadu

Vivkananda Memorial Rock
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Vivekananda Memorial Rock

Vivekananda Rock Memorial is one of the major tourist destinations in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. Built with the purpose of human harmony and peace, this memorial dedicated to Swami Vivekananda, is also known for its beautiful architecture and the serene atmosphere that envelops the memorial structure. The memorial conprises of Vivekananda Mandapam and Shripada Mandapam.

Anna Memorial

Anna Memorial is located in Chennai. Built in loving memory of former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, C. N. Annadurai, the memorial is located at the Northern end of Marina beach. The memorial also houses a museum, an animal park, safari park and an aquarium. Anna Memorial is situated amidst lush greenery, with the entrance designed in an arch like the shape of an elephant tusk.

Memorial Structures of Tamil Nadu

Rajiv Gandhi Memorial
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Rajiv Gandhi Memorial

The Rajiv Gandhi Memprial has been built in loving memory of the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu, at the site of his assassination. The site is open for visiting from 10am to 5pm. There are many quotes about Rajiv Gandhi incribed at the site.

MGR Memorial

MGR Memorial in Chennai is located at Marina Beach. It is dedicated to former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M.G.Ramachandran. The memorial is installed adjacent to Anna Memorial and is spread across 8.25 acres of land, with the highest footfall on the seafront.

Madras War Memorial

Madras War Memorial is another memorial in Tamil Nadu worth visiting. The memorial houses cemeteries that were built to pay tribute to those who had lost their lives during World War II. The memorial is located at Mount Poonamallee road in Tamil Nadu.

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