Chennai: A museum on the historical interests of Raj Bhavan will be the new attraction in the Tamil Nadu Governor’s bungalow. Raj Bhavan, Chennai, which will be thrown open to the public for the first time from Friday, is all set to incorporate interesting features, to attract visitors. Addressing the press on Thursday, Governor of Tamil Nadu Ch Vidyasagar Rao said, “The museum will come up at the Polo Vista in a few weeks. We will also come up with a light and sound show at the entrance of Raj Bhavan. The idea is to make Raj Bhavan accessible to the common man, as it is the property of everyone. We will also approach other countries for the ideas.”
The governor had also requested the tourism department to come up with creative suggestions to add multiple features to Raj Bhavan. Throwing more information on Polo Vista, KP Ganesh from the tourism department told Deccan Chronicle, “Ground, next to the polo vista was used by the players to relax after the game. We will be displaying printing press from British period and governor’s articles in the museum being constructed here.”
Two guides from the tourist department will accompany the visitors on the tour at Raj Bhavan. The governor had also hoped to increase the crowd from 20 people, after checking the feasibility. “A similar initiative at the Mumbai Raj Bhavan has become a big hit, with people from all sections of life, showing interest to visit the historic avenue,” said the Governor.
The visitors will be given a glimpse of the rich flora and fauna species in the Raj Bhavan, which include an herb garden, love birds nest, deer sighting spot and duck pond. The Governor’s bungalow is a haven to many 80 pairs of lovebirds, venomous snakes and 900 trees among others. The presidential suite, the guesthouse for the Prime Minister, President (of India and other countries) and Chief Ministers would also be shown to the visitors....