Dr. Annie Besant Park, Chennai

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Dr. Annie Besant Park
AnnieBesantPark Triplicane Chennai.jpg
Dr. Annie Besant Park
TypeUrban park
LocationTriplicane in Chennai, India India
Coordinates13°3′1″N 80°16′50″E / 13.05028°N 80.28056°E / 13.05028; 80.28056Coordinates: 13°3′1″N 80°16′50″E / 13.05028°N 80.28056°E / 13.05028; 80.28056
Operated byCorporation of Chennai
StatusOpen all year

Dr. Annie Besant Park is an urban park at Chennai, India. Technically a traffic island, it gained prominence due to its location at the Marina Beach.


Fishermen statue at Annie Besant Park

Dr. Annie Besant Park is located at the junction of Dr. Besant Road and Kamarajar Salai near Vivekananda House in Triplicane, opposite Marina Beach.

The park[edit]

'Fishermen at the Buckingham Canal' statue

The triangular park is technically a traffic island.

In 2010, a thematic sculpture of a boat, called the 'Fishermen at the Buckingham Canal', designed by the students of Government College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai, was installed by the Corporation of Chennai.[1]

The park is one of the seven entry points to the beach where drop gates have been planned by the Corporation.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Peter, Petlee (27 June 2010). "Thematic sculptures at traffic locations". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Drop gates to come up along Marina Beach service lane". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2013.