Senate House - Tamilnadu - Monuments

The Senate house is a historic building in Chennai built during the British colonial era and is the seat of power of the Madras Legislative Council. The Senate Building is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture, combining elements of the Indian and Gothic style with beautiful figures, arches and domes, and illustrating the grand rules of the British era.


The building has a rich history many important milestones in India's freedom struggle. Mahatma Gandhi addressed the All India Congress Committee here in 1927, and Jawaharlal Nehru was imprisoned in the building while leaving India in 1942. One of the attractive features of senate house is that the building is decorated with sculptures and paintings that depict the rich cultural heritage of India. Visitors can explore the building to learn more about the historical significance of India. The tour comprises of entrance to the Great Hall, the Secretary's Room, and other key areas of the building. The building also has modern features like spacious conference room that can accommodate up to 1,500 people and is ideal for meetings, conferences and other gatherings. Also the complex has a library and restaurant serving South Indian cuisine. Visitors can also explore the beautiful gardens around the house for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

How to reach The Senate house in Chennai?

Drive from Chennai airport to Senate house covers about 20 km.