Away from the steel and glass Chennai, Triplicane is one of the localities that represents the most vibrant memories of Madras we have left. It is a collage of cultures, architectural styles and heritage of Indian communities who built it over many centuries. The character of Triplicane changes from street to street, encapsulating the many diverse and intriguing stories of its people. As we walk from the Wallajah Mosque to the Parthasarathy Temple, the story of this eclectic neighbourhood unveils itself in the form of old houses, institutions, traditions and lore.
Come walk with us through the Triplicane of the grand old temple, the Nawabs, the cinephiles, the meddling Englishmen and the bachelor's mansions.
Discover everybody's Triplicane!
What Participants Say
The passion with which the walk is conducted. This is the third walk which we attended in Triplicane area. Each one has taught us some more always....thanks
Minute/interesting details about history/architecture of houses/buildings (which are otherwise overlooked)
Anecdotes. Seemed well researched with instances that showed the guide had done their research and had a genuine connection to the area and its people.
Focus: History, Architecture
Research Duration: 3 months (and, ongoing!)
Walk Duration: 2 hours
Timings: 06:30 am – 08:30 am
Starting Point: Mohammadan Library
Ending Point: Parthasarathy Koil
Muslim Higher Secondary School
Houses belonging to the 19th century, built in unique styles of architecture
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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.