Madras Mahabalipuram,Tamil Nadu, India

Cities of Tamil Nadu

“Chief port of the Eastern Coast and capital city of the south, Madras [now Chennai] is an obvious halt for travellers arriving direct by shipping lines, or by air or rail from Bombay, Delhi and Calcutta. It is the third largest city of India and has a charm of its own, for unlike India’s other towns, it retains much of the spaciousness and dignity of its earlier days, while lacking none of the amenities of modern life (…)
About 50 miles from Madras, on the coastline is Mahabalipuram. Here stands a remarkable group of rock-hewn monuments – monolithic temples, cave temples, monolithic figures and carvings and sculptures.”

Madras Mahabalipuram Festival
Madras Mahabalipuram Folklore

About this Tamil Nadu brochure

Vintage foldout travel brochure of Madras (today Chennai) and the famous temples of Mahabalipuram, India includes 10 narrow pages total. Undated, but published around 1950.

Keywords: 1950s | Brochure | Madras

Title: “Madras Mahabalipuram India”

Creator: The Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity

Published : Sree Saraswat Press Ltd, Calcutta, ca.1950

Language: English

Ref / Date: TE-I-1950s-C / 2011