About the walk

George Town was home to merchants from all over the world. A few hundred years ago the British created their fortress at this very same location, marking their territory. An active centre for trade, the influence of its multi-ethnic roots is visible in its architecture, culture and cuisine even to this day. A range of buildings from different epochs such as the Parry building, Custom House, Anderson Church, Magistrates Court, HSBC Bank depicts the elaborate architectural styles developed and their mixed origins. It is interesting to note the changes to the once prominent harbour town, Royapuram Railway Station, Burma bazaar, the prime locations of commerce in the past that have slowly lost significance with the city’s expansion.

Join us in this journey into the past, to understand what makes this thriving locale unique and forever resilient.

This guided tour is free.

Walk Time
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Walk Date
Meeting Time
06:45 am
Chennai | |

Where it all Began - A Trip Down Memory Lane in George Town

Led By

Sivagami Periannan

Meeting Time

06:45 AM

Meeting point

Outside Parry building, NSC Bose road

Nearest Bus/Metro station

Chennai Beach Station|/ Broadway MTC bus terminus/ High Court Metro Station

About the walk

George Town was home to merchants from all over the world. A few hundred years ago the British created their fortress at this very same location, marking their territory. An active centre for trade, the influence of its multi-ethnic roots is visible in its architecture, culture and cuisine even to this day. A range of buildings from different epochs such as the Parry building, Custom House, Anderson Church, Magistrates Court, HSBC Bank depicts the elaborate architectural styles developed and their mixed origins. It is interesting to note the changes to the once prominent harbour town, Royapuram Railway Station, Burma bazaar, the prime locations of commerce in the past that have slowly lost significance with the city’s expansion.

Join us in this journey into the past, to understand what makes this thriving locale unique and forever resilient.

This guided tour is free.

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Please Note

  • No entry fee.
  • Photography allowed (exterior of buildings).
  • Parking restricted in this area. 
  • Wear comfortable footwear, and carry a hat/umbrella along with a bottle of water.
  • Try to keep pace with the group, as we may be traveling through narrow congested lanes.
  • Please try to be on time at the venue, as the roads tend to get busy, and less enjoyable later in the day.