FlippAR Interactive, Augmented Reality, Chennai Themed, Postcards (10 Pack)
Chennai, with its rich history & culture, is rightly known as the "Cultural Capital of South India".
Originally called, Madraspatnam, Madras was the shortened name of the fishing village, located in the province of Tondaimandalam, an area lying between Penna River of Nellore and the Ponnaiyar river of Cuddalore.
The government of Tamil Nadu officially changed the name of the city to Chennai in 1996.
The present-day city of Chennai started in 1644 as an English settlement known as Fort St. George.
Postcards that are part of the set:
Chennai Central- is one of the most profitable stations for Southern
Railways. Built in 1873, this lovely, inviting building went by the name Madras Central. Its location is typically colonial - important structures like the Victoria Hall and Ripon building.
- Fort St George-When the British first landed in India in the 17th century, they needed a port to secure their trade through the straits of Malacca and the sea route to indonesia. The East India company established their first trading station at Masulipatam.
- Chennai’s lighthouse/Madras lighthouse- Chennai lighthouse is one of 13 lighthouses in India designated as heritage centres of the maritime history of India. This lighthouse, located at the southern end of Marina Beach in Mylapore, is the only lighthouse in India within city limits.
- St Thome Cathedral-St Thome Chatheral in Chennai is famous for containing the remains of St Thomas, who is considered one of the twelve apostles, or primary disciples, of Jesus Christ.
- Kapaleeshwarar temple-Located in Mylapore, one of the areas that give Chennai its unmistakable cultural roots, this impressive temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is claimed by some to be over 1300 years old. It was built sometime in the 7th century AD, during the reign of the Pallavas.
Marina Beach-It is impossible to talk about Chennai without mentioning its most popular beach - Marina Beach.Marina beach is a part of the Coromandel coast on the Bay of Bengal. It stretches for a total of 13 kilometres. The promenade the British built is about 6 kms long, so you can walk
around half its length while checking out the lovely sights all around.
- Napier Bridge-Nearly 150 years old, the unassuming Napier Bridge is one of the oldest bridges in Chennai. It is a part of Chennai’s colonial heritage as well as a connector to the past. Napier Bridge, with its white bowstrings on either side of the bridge, is an integral part of Chennai’s landscape. Built over the Cooum River, this bridge connects Fort St George to Marina Beach.
- Ripon Building- Ripon Building is one of the most popular buildings from the era of the British Raj. The 102-year-old building is now used by the Great Chennai Corporation but it remains one of the finest examples of Neoclassical architecture in the city.
- Higginbothams-For a bookstore, Higginbotham’s in Chennai hasn’t done too badly for itself. At 175 years and counting, it is easily the oldest bookstore in India by some distance. The bookstore has a fascinating story.
- Madras High Court-The lovely Madras High Court is one of the most recognisable buildings in Chennai. This 127-year-old building, which oversees the junction of the erstwhile Broadway and First Line Beach, is distinctive for its tall, regal domes atop its brick red exteriors.
- Beautifully illustrated postcards
- Souvenirs from Chennai
- Augmented Reality Postcards
Package Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.9 x 1.2 inches