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Houses of Triplicane 

Join us as we explore the lands of the lily pond, Thiru Alli Keni, or Triplicane as it is called today. Walk through the lanes of this historic settlement that has transformed through the ages while still rooted firmly in its rich and varied culture.


Navigate the narrow alleys and corridors that connect Triplicane to learn about its enthralling history that dates back to the 8th century, its architectural styles and influences that range from vernacular to Neoclassical to Art Deco and the illustrious people it housed over the many centuries.


Delve with us the subtle nuances that went into making this precinct, which are fast disappearing in the current context. Let us revisit the past through the present as we experience the diverse traditions that come together to make up the Triplicane of ancient temples, bustling bazaars and quaint homes.


What Participants Say

Beautiful showcasing of the transition from one culture to another....justifying the walk's name "Everybody's Triplicane". The visit to the Broadlands lodge really took us to a different era. Ending the walk with Dum ka roat was a great touch.

Lots of unheard historical facts, earlier unseen landmarks, seeing the transition of culture from one end to the other.

The breadth of topics and places that are covered in a single walk feels cohesive and helps you build a good mental map that can be easily remembered. Really appreciate the thought and effort that has gone into the research. Also, the organizing team deserves a pat on the back for making the experience feel so seamless.

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: Parthasarathy Koil West Gopuram
Ending Point: Sri Monisha Fast Foods

  • Parthasarathy Temple

  • Bharathiyar Illam

  • Residences belonging to the 19th century, built in unique styles of architecture and influences.

  • Mansions of Triplicane 

 If you're interested in a Houses of Triplicane 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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