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Discover the Alleys of Royapettah

Take a walk to experience the rich and diverse culture of the historic enclave of Royapettah!


This walk gives us an opportunity to discover the history of this charming settlement, with its many houses built in diverse and eclectic styles of architecture, and narrow residential streets.


From colonial-era churches to the abode of the Prince of Arcot, Royapettah’s history is vast and waiting to be explored. Join us on this captivating exercise and walk down the alleys of the past and travel to the lesser-known historical pockets of the city.


What Participants Say

The way it ended with us meeting the birdman of chennai. I think adding that personal person with a story in context of the buildings we were seeing was very interesting.

The sense of community being created through walks like this is phenomenal. This was such a fun activity making it an incredible way to start your weekend. I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to explore other parts of the town with Madras Inherited. Thank you for a joyous and memorable experience.

The history about the Wesley school and church, also about the way how everything was done in a sequence, it had a flow and that was very nice.

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: Wesley School
Ending Point: Amir Mahal

  • Visit to institutions of the Anglo- Indian community

  • Royapettah Clock Tower

  • Understanding the history of the various communities of the area and the architectural evolution of the houses they lived in.

 If you're interested in a Discover the Alleys of Royapettah 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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