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People, Places, and Planning of Gandhi Nagar 

Gandhi Nagar has changed significantly over the past seven decades, from a region that was formerly open territory that was outside of the city's boundaries to a sought-after residential neighbourhood. This is a locality that saw the likes of several stars from the city's film and literary industry, some highly decorated civil servants, as well as several historic institutions and establishments.


Walk with us through Gandhi Nagar to discover stories of its illustrious residents, the iconic institutions that dot the area and the urban planning of this new-age neighbourhood. Join us on a walk south of the Adyar River, through the environs that saw the birth of a new neighbourhood post-Independence.


What Participants Say

Bringing out of some unknown facts and friendly narration

The speaker was excellent and really knowledgeable about the neighborhood.

The Gandhi Nagar walk was splendid in all ways. I enjoyed the fact that we got to know so much about the personalities that helped shape some important parts of our life. It was easy to relate to. As usual the presentation of facts were done in a splendid way and hearing from one of the residents was the cherry on the cake.

Walk Details

Focus: History, Planning, Community and Development
Research Duration: 3 months 
(and, ongoing!)

Walk Duration: 2 hours
Timings: 06:30 am – 08:30 am
Starting Point: Outside TNCSARD Bank
Ending Point: St. Patrick’s AI School

  • The history of the neighbourhood

  • Planning and housing schemes that shaped the area 

  • Illustrious residents

  • Institutions and establishments that came up to support the locality

 If you're interested in a People, Places, and Planning of Gandhi Nagar 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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