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Discover the heritage of Chennai (Madras) on a 5-hour tour that features the diverse architecture found in the city.You'll see prime examples of Indo-Saracenic style, which flourished in the 19th century as British architects combined Britain Gothic styles with India's Indo-Islamic architecture. Includes pickup and drop-off, guide, and private transportation.

Highlights

  • 5-hour architecture tour of Chennai
  • Learn about the influences of Indian and British traditions on Chennai's architecture
  • See buildings with Gothic, Islamic, and Hindi characteristics
  • Learn about Chennai's history and culture through the lens of its buildings
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Small Group Heritage and Architecture Tour of Chennai (Madras)

Madras University in Chennai

Your guide meets you at 9am and takes you in a private air-conditioned vehicle through Chennai. As you stop at a number of buildings, hear informative commentary about the melding of architectural influences from Hindi, Islamic and Gothic sources.

See important buildings such as the Madras High Court, State Bank of India, General Post Office, Metropolitan Magistrate Courts, Southern Railway Headquarters, and the Ripon Building. Then continue to landmarks like the Victoria Public Hall, Madras Medical College, College of Engineering, Senate House, Chepauk Palace, Oriental Research Institute, Victoria Hostel, Bharat Insurance Building, Agurchand Mansion, Old Mowbrays Boat Club, State Archives building, Government Museum, National Art Gallery, and more.

Your tour ends with hotel drop-off around 2pm.

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