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This 3 hour guided tour around Chennai will reveal to you the stories behind the city’s grand, colonial buildings, as you revel in their glorious past and also uncover the mystery of the Ice House. Depending upon your convenience, you can start the activity around 8.30 am or 3 pm.

The history of Chennai, founded in the 1640’s by the British will surprise you with its richness. The tour starts from Sriram Nagar where you board the air-conditioned coach to begin your visit to the colonial Madras as it was known. An experienced guide will relate to you the stories of the buildings of the bygone era, giving you a peek into the history of this colonial city; the stories of ambitious men, of forgotten revolutions and of resolute idealists. You discover the ideas and the visions which went into the creation of the buildings.

Duration: Around 3 hours

Other Inclusions

  • Guide charges
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  • Bottled water


  • Dress comfortably and conservatively. In most public places, and especially religious places, it is best to keep your shoulders and legs covered.
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  • Photography: Permission is required before clicking pictures of religious place and people. In certain places, you would have to buy a camera ticket.
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  • Pick up and drop transportation can be arranged at an extra cost.
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  • Do inform us beforehand of any walking disability.
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  • Our regular city trails can be enjoyed by anyone over 12 years of age. Younger children may not find the content on these trails very relevant or interesting.

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