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99 Stories of Chetpet

Chetpet, originally a village mentioned in old inscriptions, is now home to some of the city's most illustrious and historic schools that have shaped several young minds, bungalows and families who have lived there for generations, as well as institutions and organisations that have been at the forefront of social service and reform. The area offers a perfect deep dive into the role Madras has played in the fields of education, migration, philanthropy, and religion. 


Come discover the stories of Chetpet!


What Participants Say

I liked that it was a relatively small group, everyone was chatting and the walk was interactive.

The explanation and background about the places. Asmitha was very clear in her communication. The walk started and ended as per schedule which was very good.

Very informative

Walk Details

Focus: History of the community and locality
Research Duration: 3.5 months 
(and, ongoing!)

Walk Duration: 2 hours
Timings: 06:30 am – 08:30 am
Starting Point: McNichols Road
Ending Point: Gilchrist Avenue

  • The personalities of Chetpet and their life stories

  • Several educational institutions and charitable organisations

  • Visit to the Little Sisters of the Elderly Poor

 If you're interested in a 99 Stories of Chetpet private heritage walk, click here

* Private walks are subject to the availability of the walk leader. Please confirm the walk date and time at least 7-15 days before the start date of the walk. We require adequate time to process permissions and logistics and confirm the selected walk route.

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