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Time Travel through Mount Road

Mount Road is a Chennai icon! Madras and Mount Road are intertwined deeply in the hearts of all the city's residents and we want to celebrate its architecture, history, and people!


Come join us this Saturday on an exciting heritage sketch walk, and explore the unique and glorious buildings on Mount Road, and discover the stories of institutions that have been here long before the road became its bustling present.


The walk will be led in collaboration with Vigneswaran, an artist and architect, who will guide the participants on the techniques of urban sketching and assist them in translating the vibrant streetscape and splendid built forms of Mount Road. Art materials will be provided to the participants.


What Participants Say

The amount of information that was shared about various architecture styles and the brief explanations that were given about each and every site.

Walk was full of insights & it changed the perspective. It was organised and conducted professionally. Kudos!

That it wasn't too long/too short/tiring. The time was convenient as it wasn't too sunny/hot. Right duration, right amount of people and the narrative was short and crisp.

Walk Details

Focus: History, Architecture
Research Duration: 2.5 months 
(and, ongoing!)

Walk Duration: 2 hours
Timings: 06:30 am – 08:30 am
Starting Point: Agurchand Mansion
Ending Point: Musee Musicals

  • Learning about colonial commercial establishments and institutions, and buildings belonging to the Nawab of Arcot’s time.

  • Understanding the history and architecture behind some of the iconic structures on this road

 If you're interested in a Time Travel through Mount Road 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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