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Story of Chennai through British Buildings
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Story of Chennai through British Buildings

By 5 Senses Walks
This tour is led by a cultural evangelist who will explain the history of these buildings as well as the fate of their masters. Chennai was an important power centre during the British rule in India. Listen to the Chennai story through the buildings built in that period. Over the 3 hours appreciate the harmony in blending of Victorian Gothic, Indo-Saracenic and Byzantine styles of architecture.
from
$45.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$45.00
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 3h
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Mobile ticket
English


  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Chennai Central Railway Station
  • Entry/Admission - Chennai (Madras)
  • Entry/Admission - Chennai (Madras)
  • Entry/Admission - Victory War Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - St Mary's Church
  • Entry/Admission - Napier Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - University of Madras


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • All chennai hotels
  • Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station (Chennai), Kannappar Thidal, Periyamet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600003, India Meet out guide outside Vijaya Bank ATM at the Central Reservation Building adjacent to the Central Railway station.
  • 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: 122623P5

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 122623P5

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station (Chennai)
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Chennai Central Railway Station
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Greater Chennai Corporation Office
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Southern Railway Headquarters
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Victory War Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    St Mary's Church
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    University of Madras
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    University of Madras
    Navalar Nagar, Chepauk, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India
    See address & details
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

777toddc
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Learning about Chennai
We got so much information about Chennai history and culture. Satish answered all our questions with depth and insi
Danlassen
Danlassen
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Lovely little trip
Lovely little trip. Basic tour around Chennai with lots of history and sightseeing. Best part was the local market,
K0900
K0900
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Fantastic way to experience Chennai
Fantastic way to experience Chennai! Knowledgeable and attentive guide, range of sights (museum, historical buildin
arundathiv1993
arundathiv1993
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Very friendly guide!
Very nice walk around the old parts of Chennai. Props for the guiding purchasing local delicacies for us (seems li
balaguru s
balaguru s
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Thank you!
Wow!! Just amazing well organised and clearly explained. Thank you Srikrishna for taking the time and effort!
CharlesInItaly
CharlesInItaly
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Great Day In Chennai
Sri was very knowledgeable and helpful the entire day. Super detailed across his knowledge areas of expertise and
maryannsadagopan
maryannsadagopan
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Worthy Trip!
You can’t go wrong taking this Marina Beach tour. Starting with the light house which has an elevator! We visited a
JocelyneRL
JocelyneRL
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Great way to get a taste of Chennai
I loved walking around the market place and the temples. Sathish, the tour guide, was very knowledgeable and kind a
Daniel R
Daniel R
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A great tour with a lovely guide
Relaxing and prayerful evening tour with Nivi who is a gracious and knowledgeable guide. Everything about the way s
698driesv
698driesv
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Great
A nice walk in the city with loads of stories about the religions. The guide gives you a more than good look at the
raynabah
raynabah
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Great walk showing the different religious and spiritual traditions in Chennai!
Great walk showing the different religious and spiritual traditions in Chennai! It was a pleasure with Kalpana to s
nithyar2017
nithyar2017
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Georgetown walk
We had a great warm through historic Georgetown with Satish. Walked through many interesting lanes and learned lot
bell5781
bell5781
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Excellent guide
My wife and I met Preethi near to Mylapore Temples and she was punctual, presentable, polite and spoke excellent En
kaycK9870UY
kaycK9870UY
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Great experience!
Great walking tour with Satish, excellent local knowledge and stories of the town. Highly recommended!
kaycK9870UY
kaycK9870UY
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Absolutely amazing!
Walking tour with Nivi, absolutely amazing! She is very knowledgeable with great local insights. Ended up with a 1:

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Christian O
Madrid, Spain9 contributions
Oct 2022
This is a must do tour when visiting Chennai. I went on this tour with my mom and dad in law. Our guide, Preethi, took us on a amazing tour. She showed us:
- Rippon building
- Victoria Public Hall
- Mgr Railway Station
- Napiers Bridge
- St. Mary’s Church
- Chennai Light House
- Madras University

Preethi gave a very thorough explanation of the buildings we saw and the history behind these buildings. Along the the tour she gave us an interesting insight in to the Indian society. The most exciting thing was when she took us to the railway station and showed us a train from the inside full of people heading to the northern part of India. That was an extraordinary experience.

In general we were taken really good care of. The weather was hot and sunny so she was aware of finding us a spot in the shadows when she had to explain us something. She picked us up with her driver at our hotel and was so kind to drop us off at another place than planned when the tour was finished.

I’m summary, a great tour that we highly recommend you to go on.
Written October 22, 2022
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