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Along the Pantheon

Ezhumbur, as Egmore is beautifully known in Tamil, is a locality with a historical narrative that sets its apart from the rest of the city. Having seen extensive transformations and growth under various native rulers and Southern empires, and later the colonisers, the Egmore of today is a spectacular amalgamation of some of the finest institutions and residences, and large-scale urban growth and development.


The architecture and history of these heritage structures reflect the illustrious past of the area while continuing to redefine its present; there is no better road than Pantheon Road to experience this gloriousness and absorb the air of brilliance that the locality exudes.


Join us as we walk along the Pantheon and immerse ourselves in the Egmore of the 1800s, 1900s, and 2000s, and regale in the stories of the people and community that have contributed to shaping this significant locality.


What Participants Say

Host was well prepared and communicated it really well. Personally, I liked the number of stops we had for 2 hours which didn't feel rushed and I was able to learn lot of info about the stops we had.

The architectural insight - pairing architectural/design decision making with the historical and sociohistorical context was fascinating

Reminders and the professionalism maintained throughout the walk.

Walk Details

Focus: History, Architecture
Research Duration: 3.5 months 
(and, ongoing!)

Walk Duration: 2 hours
Timings: 06:30 am – 08:30 am
Starting Point: Egmore Bridge
Ending Point: Albert Theatre

  • The history of the settlement

  • History of the Pantheon

  • Visit to the Museum complex

  • Edifices such as:

    • Government Maternity Hospital

    • Tamil Nadu Police Museum

  • The post-colonial growth and development of the area

 If you're interested in a Along the Pantheon 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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