Island Grounds

Island Grounds, Chennai in chennai

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About Island Grounds

The Island Grounds is a river island,not something you see everyday. It is situated on the Coovum River in the northern part of the Indian city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. This island has been created artificially. The man made island was constructed in the early 19th century. This was done by merging the Coovum River with the then Elambore River. There is an’ equestrian statue of Sir Thomas Munro on the island. It is popularly known as "His Stirrupless Majesty”. Important building structures including The Madras Gymkhana Club and Pallavan Illam, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC), Chennai are also located here.


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The Island Grounds constitute a vast empty space on the island where fairs and exhibitions are held on a regular basis. Anna Salai is one of the major roads of Chennai. It originates on this island running mostly in the southwest direction towards the south. From the year 1975, the annual India Tourist and Industrial Fair, which is popularly known to the locals as the trade fair, has been conducted on this island by the state government of Tamil Nadu during the months of January to March. A certain portion of the Island Grounds is let out to political parties for their meetings with entry to the area from beyond the Munroe Statue point.


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The Island Grounds has several advantages which including its location in heart of the city. If you are planning to drive to this venue in your own private vehicle, fret not, they have made arrangements ensuring the availability of ample car parking space. The state tourism department has made detailed plans to convert the sprawling Island Grounds into an “entertainment hub” by holding a series of recreational shows catering for the different sections of the society. It has been proposed to conduct a series of specialty entertainment activities such as laser shows, musical fountain, aquarium, and a snow world besides promoting adventure tourism in a big way.


Phone Number

072999 66775

Address

Island Grounds, Kamarajar Salai, Marina Beach Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu,India,600009
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