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British Architecture Walk in Chennai
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British Architecture Walk in Chennai

By Five Senses Tours
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$45.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
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$45.00
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 5-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 3h
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  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local guide
  • Local snack and coffee/tea
  • Entry/Admission - Chennai Central Railway Station
  • Entry/Admission - Chennai (Madras)
  • Entry/Admission - Chennai (Madras)
  • Entry/Admission - Victory War Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Fort St. George
  • Entry/Admission - Napier Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - University of Madras
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station (Chennai), Kannappar Thidal, Periyamet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600003, India
  • Ports:
  • Chennai
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • University of Madras, Navalar Nagar, Chepauk, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18983P29

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station (Chennai)
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Chennai Central Railway Station
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Greater Chennai Corporation Office - Ripon Building
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Southern Railway Headquarters
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Victory War Memorial
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Fort St. George
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    University of Madras
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    University of Madras
    Navalar Nagar, Chepauk, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India
    See address & details
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Kanchipuram temples and silks
We went for a day visit to Kanchipuram from Chennai on a Saturday. As temples close around noon, we were picked up
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Wonderful tour of Chennai
We had a great tour with Kannan around Chennai. We visited a mix of temples, museums, a lighthouse, a beach and had
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Fantastic day - highly recommended!
Wonderful day tour! As a solo female traveller the team very fantastic, very friendly and took care of everything.
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Great experience
Awesome experience! Everything was prefect right from pickup Kannan is very knowledgeable and offered us some uniq
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Enjoyable, informative day
The historical details were so interesting. it was great to have lunch provided and to have guidance on what to eat
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Day Tour of Chennai
We spent our first full day on tour with Satish and it was a great introduction to the city of Chennai! Due to limi
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Excellent way to see Chennai's highlights
There are lots of exciting things that Chennai has to offer but it will take you time to move around in an hectic,
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Fantastic day trip to wonderful antique sites
Having a limited time to visit Chennai and its surroundings, I choose this trip to have the most possible in one da
Patricia S
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Great tour
This tour was fantastic! Kannan and the other people were fantastic guides. It is totally worthy and we have learnt
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Nice Place To Visit
Nice Place To Visit. Here, quantity and quality of food is great and sufficient. Service and staff is also good.
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An insight into an ancient marvel.
A mesmerising journey into an ancient civilisation. The rock cut sculptures were beautiful and all the sites we vis
Edward T
Edward T
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Wonderful trip to two Unesco world heritage sites.
Wonderful day trip from Chennai. It takes you to two Unesco world heritage sites. The Shore Temple is one of the
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Mahabalipuram is amazing
I had a great visit to Mahabalipuram with Kannan. We traveled from Chennai and back with a very capable and safe dr
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David D
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Fascinating trip to a 1400 year old site
For anyone interested in physical anthropology this site is a dream visit. Our driver and guide to/from Chennai wer
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Tour to Mahabalipuram highly recommended
It was a very well planned and guide tour to one of the must see places in Tamil Nadu. Kannan our guide provided a

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Tom
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Solo
A very interesting and insightful tour. I was visiting Chennai on business and had just one morning of free time. My guide, Krishnan, arrived at my hotel 10 minutes early and greeted me with our driver. The service was first class, and the tour started at hello. Whilst I received a most insightful tour of British architecture, I also learned a lot about life in Chennai. I went on a Saturday so some government building were restricted, however where possible my guide found us a way in to take a closer look. My highlight was St George Fort and the mix of architecture and the museum. My guides knew I had limited time in Chennai and before going for a delicious coffee, we took a short detour via the beach and fish market. I highly recommend Krishnan and the British architecture tour.
Written October 22, 2022
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sumathik78
Mumbai, India3 contributions
Aug 2021
The British architecture walk is a fantastic way to learn about Chennai and its heritage. Our guide was on time and we visited magnificent Gothic buildings like the Central Station and several buildings like the Rippon which were designed in a mixed style of British, Islamic and Hindu styles. The Cornithian pillars in some of the buildings were magnificent. Our guide was a repository of knowledge and told us interesting stories about each building. He made us relive the last 3 centuries in a enjoyable way. It takes about 2.5 hours and I would recommend this highly.
Written September 18, 2021
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Nancy Potter
London, UK6 contributions
Dec 2021
The British architecture walk is a phenomenal experience. Vijay was my guide and he is an awesome guide. His English and knowledge of the past if this city and its British heritage is outstanding. We talked about not just architectural styles but also the role these buildings played in shaping Chennai's destiny. The Rippon building and St Mary's church were the pick of the lot. There is so much to know more about this part of India and a walk like this is the best way to experience authentic India as Vijay says. I would highly recommend this heritage walk for anyone wanting to know a little more about Chennai or Madras as it was known earlier.
Written December 4, 2021
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Shane
Chennai (Madras), India5 contributions
The British architecture walk is an excellent way of learning more about the colourful past of Chennai. We saw magnificent buildings that had intriguing stories to tell. Our guide was brilliant and he told us fascinating aspects of a slew of magnificent buildings. We not only learnt about the architecture but also about the collaboration between British and Indian architects and also the role these buildings played in the evolution of the city. I would recommend this walk to anyone who wants to know a little more about Chennai and it's historical connection.
Written December 25, 2021
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Saramati K
Portland, OR9 contributions
We had a nice tour with Preeti. It was nice to start early (8am) while the temperature was still cool and walk around the Ripon
Building. The kids really enjoyed the train station, especially climbing inside a coach. The tour of Madras University, Fort St. George and St Mary’s church was interesting too. We felt very well cared for by Preeti who took care helping us to cross busy intersections. She even took the kids in an auto rikshaw between. She also directed our driver so he knew where to meet us or park. Overall she was patient and friendly and I would decir recommend her.
Written December 21, 2022
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Meghan J
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
This Chennai walk is a very enjoyable one with a lot of interesting stories about the history of the buildings as well as the city of Chennai. While I have visited Chennai many times I discovered a lot of fascinating stories thanks to our lovely guide. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about the British buildings and the history of the city. This is excellent way to spend 3 hours learning about the heritage of Chennai and enjoying the walk while doing so. Highly recommended
Written September 25, 2021
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Daniel R
15 contributions
Kalpana was a perfect guide and went out of her way to make the day fit around us. She seems to know everything about everything in Chennai, buildings, customs, history, mythology and even the arcane and mysterious workings of the Indian civil service. Adding in a botanical garden side trip for my wife was a lovely gesture. I would highly recommend the tour and be ready to have your expectations exceeded.
Written January 4, 2023
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Lizzy J
1 contribution
Sep 2021
The British architecture is a novel way of seeing Chennai. I very much enjoyedthis walk where the guide told us the rich and evetful stories behind the architecture and the buildings themselves. The railway station was a stand-out in gothic architecture while the Rippon building had a unique style!
This walk is an incredible way to learn and appreciate the city. I would definitely recommend it!
Written September 24, 2021
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vistas
India29 contributions
Sep 2021
The British architecture walk was well worth the sunday morning. Our guide from 5 senses tours met us at Central railway station and he was an amazing guy. We enjoyed the conversation with him on the British architecture as well as how it influenced life on Chennai. We saw the central railway building, the corporation building called Rippon, an amazing monument dedicated to world war, St Mary's Church inside St Fort George and the Madras University building as well The building's were magnificent with a variety of architectural styles and we thoroughly enjoyed the walk. I would say anyone who wants to know more about Chennai must do this walk with 5 senses tours. I would highly recommend this walk to anyone who has 3 hours. Do it in the morning or evening to avoid the heat.
Written September 29, 2021
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bostontravelnman
Boston237 contributions
We arranged a private tour with a car through 5senses which picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel. Kalpana was our guide and she met us on time. We enjoyed seeing the architecture and information about each one. The first stop does involve walking without shade and even in the morning it did get quite warm. She took us inside the train station which we also enjoyed seeing.

We then went to fort st George and spent some time there seeing the museum and church. We then stopped off at the university to see the senate building (I think it’s called that) which pretty impressive to see. Finally we stopped for some refreshments and then headed to our hotel

Kalpana took pictures throughout for us at each building and extremely pleasant during our tour. We look forward to receiving those photos from her.

We would certainly book again through them based on this experience!
Written February 22, 2020
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Hello. I am happy you enjoyed the British Architecture walk with Kalpana. It was our pleasure hosting you!
Written February 26, 2020
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