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Faces and Phases of Chintadripet

Originally a village developed for weavers, with streets laid out without any social distinction, the planning of Chintadripet was way ahead of its time. It played a vital role in the East India Company's trade in cloth and thrived under the support and encouragement of the Britishers. Beyond that, Chintadripet was home to individuals and communities who have shaped the locality and its development.


Today, Chintadripet is popular for its fish market, its fascinating history lost in the past. The remnants of its bygone era can be found in the old houses, age-old markets, traditional businesses, educational and religious institutions, and its residents.


Come join us on this exploration and discover stories of vision, perseverance, legacy, tradition, and philanthropy.


Come discover Chintadripet!


What Participants Say

The level of research that had clearly gone into the walk and the passion of the organisers.

I really appreciated Ashmitha's use of visual aids, and was very struck by her ability to guide the group with so much information without needing to refer to any notes. The talk/walk itself was structured very well, with each stop connected narratively with the next.

Amazing story telling backed by solid research.

Walk Details

Focus: History of the community, Trade, Architecture
Research Duration: 2 months 
(and, ongoing!)

Walk Duration: 2 hours
Timings: 06:30 am – 08:30 am
Starting Point: Aadhi Vinayagar Temple, Nainiappan Street
Ending Point: May Day Park

  • The history of the settlement

  • The socio-political scenario

  • The trade of the people

  • Edifices such as

    • Goschen Library 

    • CSI Zion Church

 If you're interested in a Faces and Phases of Chintadripet 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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