A famous landmark in the lively Indian city of Chennai, the Valluvar Kottam pays homage to one of the most famous names in classical Tamil literature: Thiruvalluvar, who was a famed thinker, philosopher, and saint who penned the Thirukkural, a seminal work. Savour this and other cultural landmarks in this beautiful city when you check into one of the serviced apartments Chennai has to offer. The Somerset Greenways Chennai providing a convenient and central Chennai serviced apartment from which to launch all your excursions in the city. The Valluvar Kottam was built in 1976 in order to commemorate the famous man who wrote the Thirukkural around 2,000 years ago. The work comprises 133 chapters, which are now inscribed on the hallways of the monument. Rendered in the shape of a chariot, the interior enshrines a life-size stature of Thiruvalluvar. In addition, the structure houses an impressive auditorium with fantastic acoustics (believed to be the result of the elegantly domed roof that tapers to a point at its pinnacle), and it can accommodate an audience of 4,000. This unique artefact erected as a tribute to a prominent figure in Tamil literary circles merits a visit when you are next in the city.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.