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Experience authentic Chennai on this amazing walking tour of the old town with our fun and entertaining storytellers. This walking tour will give you a great induction of the city, its history, its vibrant culture, and its people with lots of wonderful stories about the city, fun facts and must do things in the city.
Our walks are blend of historical elucidation and curious anecdote laced with mildly scurrilous talk about past and present celebrities and defunct royals. We will cover some of the city highlights along with hidden places and forgotten nooks of the old city during the walk.
Explore Chennai's Mylapore neighborhood with a local guide and learn about the rituals of daily life, hear stories of gods and demons, and gain a deeper understanding of local customs and traditions. This popular walking tour showcases the highlights and the history of this incredible city and is not to be missed.
See the eclectic marketplaces and colorful bazaars on this memorable walking tour of Chennai. Explore George Town and uncover the stories of daily life and local people as you listen to your friendly local guide share historical legends and old folklore. You'll navigate the crowded markets and narrow lanes as you experience the life of a local on this interactive and engaging tour that's not to be missed.
This walk is led by a cultural evangelist who will bring alive the heritage and legacy of Chennai's first settlement.
Trace the evolution of George Town as the trading post for East Indian Company in the 17th century to its modern avatar as the trading hub of Chennai.
Experience cultural diversity as we walk to ancient temples predating the British Era and an iconic Church of Armenian traders.
Go past some of the famous streets and markets of Chennai in a colorful auto-rickshaw. This unique ride will let you experience the sights and sounds of this bustling city from close quarters. Unlike travel by an air-conditioned car that keeps out all the noise of the city, you will be able to experience the vibrant energy of the city as you move along. You can step out and walk along at interesting spots to catch a closer glimpse and then hop on again as your guide takes you along the itinerary.
Chennai is a royal destination and for centuries it is known for its rich and yummy food culture, we are fortunate today that this rich food culture is preserved in the form of small food joints by some thoughtful people for generations.
We have designed this amazing experience for you with an intention to take you to these places for food tasting, so that you can also cherish this food, feast your taste buds and have a fabulous and lasting impression.
Food Walk in Madurai is a walk deep into the busting streets of Madurai which has been catering travelers since the last 2000 years. This city is multicultural and hence its food is diverse and tempting. This walk takes you into the bylanes which serve the most authentic dishes and drinks of Madurai, Come and start walking for the Extreme Scrumptious Experience!!
Chennai’s tourist menus won’t give you a true perspective on the everyday foods enjoyed by locals. Step forward on this small-group walking tour of the Sowcarpet Market: where a multitude of stalls serve the staples that keep Chennaites sustained. Let a guide navigate the market so you don’t get lost, taste popular foods at tried-and-trusted stands, and get the full lowdown on local delicacies that you wouldn’t hear on your own.
This walk is very different because when we go on any tour, we are exploring and experiencing places and things that are outside, but on this tour we will be taking a journey inwards and you will explore the very life within, it could be a life changing experience if you decide to take it in the right perspective.
Connect the dots of spirituality, religion and science to make sense and go beyond the framework of logic, an experience designed to elevate your spiritual journey.
Chennai is a beautiful city during the day, yet it is even more beautiful at night. Come and join us on this amazing and completely off beat experience of Chennai at night.
Experience the urban side of city on this walk, visit local popular hangout places, most prominent, beautiful monuments, ancient and modern buildings and old streets in the beautiful night view of the Chennai city.
Discover the secrets of Madurai on this engaging walking tour. As you make your way through the ancient city, your expert guide will share fascinating stories about kings, Gods, and amazing Madurai residents. Listen to impressive tales that skirt the fine line between myth and history. This relaxed walking tour moves through the city at a leisurely pace.
Delving into Chennai’s Mylapore neighborhood independently could mean you skim over some landmarks and cultural insights, or lose your bearings. This private walking tour ensures you cover the highlights and enjoy observations on local life you’d likely miss alone. Follow the heritage Peacock Trail to the Kapaleeshwara Temple and other sights, and hear tales of Chennai's religion and culture. A tuk tuk ride, snacks, and choice of departures are included.
Many of Chennai’s most popular zoos and nature parks lie on the city’s nature trail, but organizing entrance fees and transportation to visit solo takes time. On this tour, visit the Arignar Anna Zoological Gardens, Guindy National Park, the Chennai Crocodile Bank, and Snake Park—with round-trip transport from your Chennai hotel and admission fees included. Along the way, your guide shares insight into India’s animal life, flora, and fauna.
Book this unique 2-hour tour to experience the genuine Madurai, one of the oldest cities in India. Get a taste of the local daily life by staying away from those popular tourist attractions. Learn the culture and history from your local guide while experiencing the daily life of the locals in the old traditional area of Madurai.
George Town is the part of the city that the English once referred to as 'Black Town'. While the colonial masters of Madras stayed in the luxury and safety of Fort St George, the common man huddled around it, in a settlement that quickly grew into a vibrant trading. George Town can be chaotic, crowded and hard to decipher. But it represents the best of Madras history. From the Armenian Church that supported a community for nearly 3 centuries, a businessman who changed the city's economy and the architecture that was designed to show off English power to approaching ships; this is a part of
Chennai that has is rich in fascinating stories.
The George Town walk is an introduction to this precinct that stretches from Port Offices on the Eastern side to the buzzing wholesale markets on the west. George Town is a great place to find history, a transport hub, the high court and intense shopping experiences all rolled into one neighborhood.
The story of T.Nagar is the story of the two most influential things in the city of Madras. Politics and Business. From the revolutionaries who changed the face of National politics, to the traders who became case studies for the biggest conglomerates in the country, T.Nagar has thrived over a 100 years as an area of great socioeconomic influence. Walk with us to learn about the origins of the first planned neighborhood of Madras and the firebrand political movement that grew contemporary to it.
Discover the stories behind some of the city's most beloved businesses from Nalli silks to the Saravana Stores empire and reasons as to why T.Nagar is one of the country's most prosperous business districts. Sign up for our most political walk yet and don't forget to bring your own shopping bags too!
Triplicane is a vibrant neighborhood in Chennai. It is a collage of cultures, architectural styles and the heritage of Indian communities who built it over many centuries. The character of Triplicane changes from street to street, encapsulating the many diverse and intruiguing stories of its people. We will walk from the Wallajah Mosque to Parthasarathy Temple, listening to stories of the people, houses, institutions and markets that dot the trail.
Triplicane has a multi-layer history. Come walk with us to discover tales of ancient temples, the reign of the nawabs and the evolution of a diverse and vibrant neighborhood.
Mylapore is Chennai's most celebrated heritage neighborhood for many reasons. With the revered Kapaleeshwar Temple at its heart, the sights and sounds of this ancient settlement are vibrant and iconic. The heritage walk takes us through the old residential quarters of Mylapore, through a journey that shows us how the houses of the locals have evolved over the centuries. From the fast disappearing 'Agraharam' house typology in Nadu street to the the surprisingly eclectic Muslim houses of Bazaar Road, these buildings will tell us the stories of faith, trade and a fast globalizing world.
Join us on a walk that unveils the charm and nostalgia of Mylapore, Chennai's ancient center of culture and spirituality.
The English ruled over the Indian subcontinent for over 3 centuries. The story of their conquest of India started here, in Fort St George. Walking through the fort is a fascinating experience. Today it is the seat of the state's democratic institutions, a partial makeover from the time when it was the seat of power of the East India company. From its beginnings as a small garrison to the imposing half decagon it is today, the fort has seen many battles, stand offs and eventually the historic raising of the Indian flag of Independence too.
The fort is where some of English colonial history's most influential generals started their careers and their families. From Napoleon to Tipu Sultan, Fort St George has a long list of connections to some of world history's most recognizable names. Walk with us to understand life in the fort many centuries ago, the people who built the English empire and its transition into what it is today.
Kutchery Road is a bustling, vibrant thoroughfare and an absolute delight to walk through. Here we find the most curious remnants of old Mylapore. There are typewriters clicking away in the 'Shorthand Institute', curious smelling spices in a 'Country Drugs' store and even an old theater that is now a marriage hall. Vintage buildings that once housed eminent lawyers, cricketers and businessmen watch silently as the world changes around them. This walk takes us along the length of Kutchery Road, discovering the charm and nostalgia of Mylapore.
There are only three cathedrals in the world built over the tomb of an apostle of Jesus Christ; one of them is the Santhome Cathedral in Chennai. This astonishing fact, not very well known even to locals, is only one facet of Santhome’s 400 year old history. This was a Portuguese precinct and a remnant of a colonial force that preceded the British.
They built grand churches and bungalows, married into the local population and made great profits trading off the port. To understand the story of Santhome, we must resort to clues from old maps, street names, flag posts, tombs and the local architecture. Among the city's many layers of history, Santhome's is both rich and often forgotten.
Mount Road is an iconic thoroughfare in Chennai. Over its 250 year old history, Mount Road has always been a definitive artery for Madras and today, Chennai. The heritage walk covers a part of the road with a unique and important history. We look at what was once a village that lay along this road when it was little more than a connection between the Fort and St. Thomas Mount. A settlement stuck in time as the city evolved from wasteland to metropolis. We also look at the institution that gave identity to Madras city and hence made Mount Road iconic. From the LIC building to the State Bank of India, you'd be surprised at how many nationally important organizations took root from here. From stories of the Nawab of Arcot family to the Englishman who struck gold with a humble bookstore, a walk along Mount Road is filled with success stories and incredible legacies.
Chennai's Marina beach is iconic! While it is well known for being one of the longest urban beaches in the world, the magnificent history of its promenade often flies under the radar. The nearly 5 Km long stretch consists of the city's most impressive colonial architecture. These buildings were built to show off English colonial power to any approaching ships. Most of the buildings are fascinatingly eclectic in design. Architect Robert Chisholm pioneered a style of architecture called the Indo-Saracenic style that is on full display along the promenade.
While architecture is great to talk about on its own, the stories we learn about them and the time at which they were built are equally fascinating. From Nobel laureates to the 'Nawab' of Arcot and some of the nation's earliest western education universities, this walk has it all.
- Special curation by the experienced Archaeologist
- Learning creativity aspects of sculptures, beauty of artefacts, some mythological stories behind the idols, archaeological and history of the region and India in general