Houses of Theagaraya Nagar
Walk through the lanes of Theagaraya Nagar to discover the story of its contentious origins, before it became one of the most prosperous commercial and real estate hubs of the country.
Join us on a journey to discover the story of one of Madras' planned neighbourhoods and a peek into the evolution of the city's fascinating residential architecture from the mid-1900s, which is fast disappearing today. With indigenous materials, methods, and motifs, these houses present a unique fabric of incorporating local and foreign influences. Come walk with us as we explore the history and architecture of an urban settlement in a transforming Madras.
What Participants Say
The guide/docent was outstanding - highly articulate, complete and concise. Two hours of high-volume speaking in the heat. Impressive. I am grateful. Spending time walking in a part of the city I usually see from a passing car, or am just battling for parking in to get to a destination is a joy.
The focus on the bigger picture of sociological aspects and relating to contemporary developments in the area.
Well-curated walk that intrigues me to learn more about the city. The thought-provoking things spoken at the end are huge takeaways for all of us.
Focus: Planning, Architecture, History
Research Duration: 3 months (and, ongoing!)
Walk Duration: 2 hours
Timings: 06:30 am – 08:30 am
Starting Point: Jeeva Park
Ending Point: Kamarajar Memorial House
The planning of Theagaraya Nagar
Growth and development of the locality
The architecture of the residences
Significant personalities who have lived in the locality
Understanding the future growth and possibilities
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* 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.