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Heritage Walk: Perambur – Aug. 27, 2023

Perambur – home to the 5th largest railway station in Chennai, the ICF, and a large Anglo Indian community. A multiethnic, multicultural corner of Madras.
Uma Vangal leads this Perambur Zone Walk on Sunday morning.
Meeting point – main gate of Perambur rail station – this Sunday at 7 am.
The group will walk down the streets with Uma to know more about this beautiful part of the city.
The walk will start at the Perambur railway station and wind its way along the Perambur High Road, flyover and Siruvallur Road to the Rail Carriage Works station and the railway camp, to Foxen Street and Paper Mills Road past the stadium, and get to the famed Our Lady of Lourdes Church and end at Ajanta bakery
Uma Vangal / Contact / 9841261257.
Fee for Walk; Rs.250. Can be paid by cash at start of Walk.

Heritage Walk: Fort St. George – Aug. 26, 2023

Fort St George is one of the historic precincts of our city. The seat of governance for over three centuries and more, it holds within it several interesting monuments, buildings, memorials and what have you.

Come, join historian Sriram V on a tour of the various parts of our city’s own fort on Saturday, August 26th, between 7-9 AM.

Charges : Rs 900/ Head. All participants get a copy of Sriram’s book on the Fort.

Please inform us of the Names and Contact information of EACH PARTICIPANT. It is MANDATORY PROTOCOL at the venue.

Payment Options:
1) To register, please use the UPI Link below:



2) You can pay by bank transfer to the following account and then send
an email with transaction details to

Account Name: Past Forward
Account Type: Current
Bank Name: The Federal Bank Ltd
A/c No. 12820200104237
Branch: Royapettah


3) In case you still wish to make payment the old way, you can make
it at the following address by cheque/cash:

c/o HVK Systems & Marketing Pvt Ltd,
2&3, Bhattad Tower,
30, Westcott Road,
Royapettah, Chennai 600014
Thanks & Regards,
Past Forward Team.
Past Forward : 75300 00414
Email :
Website :

Exhibition: The Hindu Archival Photo Exhibit – Aug.11 – Sep. 9, 2023

Photos from The Hindu Archives will be on display.

Aug 11- Sep 9

At Central Metro, Guindy Metro, Vadapalani Metro, Thirumangalam Metro, Koyambedu Metro, Airport Metro, Wimco Nagar Metro and Kathipara Urban Square

Aug 14- Sep 9

The Hindu Office, Anna Salai.

People can register and book a slot here to visit the exhibition at The Hindu office premises

The Chennai Heritage Forum Session #12 – Aug. 20, 2023

The 12th session of the Chennai Heritage Forum will be held in collaboration with Vaayil, an initiative that is working towards documenting the lesser-known heritage of Tamil Nadu. The team at Vaayil has been tenaciously recording wayward and forgotten structures in the interiors of the state, to ensure that some form of documentation exists. The session will engage in dialogues along these lines and will focus on the need to document and preserve the built heritage that surrounds us.

The session will be free and open to all, and the participants will be guided on simple methods and techniques to adhere to while carrying out the process of heritage documentation. The focus will be on public participation in the documentation of historic structures. The session will also include the participants engaging in an exercise – documenting parts of a heritage structure.

Organised by: Madras Inherited and Vaayil

Date: 20.08.2023
Time: 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Venue: Wesley School, Royapettah

Charges: Free

Registration link:


Heritage Food Walk in Triplicance – Aug. 27, 2023

Magnificent and intriguing architecture, a melting pot of cultures and religions, and mouth-watering cuisines can all be found in Triplicane. What better way to discover Chennai’s unique and diverse cuisine offerings than to stroll along one of the busiest streets of Triplicane?

Join the walk on what promises to be an exciting, lip-smacking, and enjoyable heritage food walk!

Organised by: Madras Inherited and Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC)

Date: 27.08.2023, Sunday

Time: 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm

Assembling Point: Opposite Amir Mahal, Bharati Salai

Charges: Rs. 600 per participant, inclusive of food items and souvenirs

Registration link:


Heritage Walk: Time Travel Through Mount Road – Aug. 27, 2023

Mount Road is a Chennai icon!

Madras and Mount Road are intertwined deeply in the hearts of all the city’s residents and we want to celebrate its architecture, history, and people!

Come and explore the unique buildings on Mount Road, and discover the stories of institutions that have been here long before the road became its bustling present. Enjoy and regale in the history and architecture of these commercial establishments and glorious buildings of the famous artery of Madras.

Organised by: Madras Inherited and The Hindu

Date: 27.08.2023, Sunday

Time: 07:00 am – 09:00 am

Assembling Point: Agurchand Mansion, Anna Salai

Charges: Free

Registration link: Write to us at or send a message to +91 89257 04437


Heritage Walk: The Madha Streets of Royapuram – Aug. 20, 2023

The land of St. Peter’s, of the Jal Phiroj Clubwala Dar-e-Meher, of the oldest railway station in South India, of institutions and establishments decade and centuries-old, and of the diverse communities and cultures that make the area vivid and lively – the northern suburb of Royapuram is a land of treasures.

Join the walk and behold the town unfold, the remnants of the past co-existing with the modern developments, as well as the religious harmony that this locality proudly exhibits and espouses.

Walk around the Madha Streets of Royapuram and discover this spectacular town!

Organised by: Madras Inherited and The Times of India

Date: 20.08.2023, Sunday

Time: 06:30 am – 08:30 am

Assembling Point: St. Peter’s Church, Royapuram

Charges: Free

Registration link:

Heritage Trail: Neithal Trail along the ECR – Aug. 19, 2023

One-day trip along the ECR in Chennai organised by Heritage Inspired, a research-based tour organization.
The trail helps us understand our coastal ecosystem and the intricate connections between the marshland, the river, the estuary, the sand dunes, the pristine beaches and the marine life and birds as we explore the 115 km stretch from Adyar upto Alamparai Fort.
It is open for all age groups, both fun-filled and experiential learning.

Tour covers:
• Experts – Marine biotechnologist & environmentalists.
• Executive A/C Bus
• Breakfast with tree walk
• Traditional lunch and relaxation at an Eco Villa
• Early Dinner

Tour fee – Rs 3500 per adult. Rs 2500 for children 8 to 12 years, Rs 1500 for children from 7 years and below (bus seat cost only)

Organised by Heritage Inspired.

To Register:
Call– 6381143530


Photowalk: Unveiling stories of park, pettai, peace and police – Aug. 27, 2023

Are you ready to embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Royapettah’s neighbourhood? Join the exciting Photo Walk that promises to reveal this historic area’s hidden treasures and iconic spots in a whole new light.

The photowalk for children is led by Ramaswamy N, Chennai Daily Photo and hosted by YOCee.

Starting Point: Senganthal Park, Avvai Shanmugam Salai, Gopalapuram

Wandering Through Kolaikaranpettai: Our lens will lead us through the lanes of Kolaikaranpettai, a neighbourhood steeped in history and fascination. The very name “Kolaikaranpettai” hints at its intriguing past.

Gaudiya Math: A Tranquil Pause. Our journey takes a serene interlude as we visit the peaceful Gaudiya Math, the history of which, dates back to 1932.

Final Stop: Royapettah Police Station
We conclude the walk at the iconic Royapettah Police Station, a testament to the neighbourhood’s heritage. As the photo walk ends, you will be amazed at the visual narratives your camera has woven – each snapshot a piece of Royapettah’s captivating mosaic.

Date and Time: Aug. 27, 2023. From 7 a.m. to 8.30 a.m.
Meeting Point: Senganthal Poonga Entrance

Grab your camera or smartphone that captures your creative vision. Let’s embark on a photographic journey that will forever etch the allure of Royapettah in your heart and through your lens. This is an opportunity to explore, learn, and express your unique perspective on the neighbourhood’s essence.

Free walk. Open to all young photowalkers of ages 8-16. No prior photography experience required.
Parents can accompany and let the kids click. Carry your water bottle. Dress easy.
Register with Revathi at 9840544629 (Whatsapp). Open only to first 25 registrations.

Contest for School/College Students – Aug. 25, 2023

Dept. of History and Tourism hosts a few contests for School/ College Students

School Quiz –
Rules (9:00 am – 10:00 am) – Room: SS 4-16 (Sancta Sofia Block)
– Students from classes 7 th to 11 th are eligible (From Schools)
– 3 teams per institution ( 2 students per team)
– Topics: Madras History, Art and Culture, Sports
– Cash Prize (1st prize only – 1000/-) certificates will be given to all participants

For Schools – Creative Writing (9:00 am to (10:00 am) – Room: SS 4-13
– Topic : (on the spot)
– 4 participants per institution (2 -Tamil and 2 – English)
– Bring your own stationery (Only Paper will be given)
– Cash Prize (1st prize only – 500/-) and certificates will be given

For Schools – Drawing/Painting (9:00 am – 10:00) – Room: SS 4-12
– Theme: Famous Buildings/Heritage sites of Chennai
– 4 participants per institution
– Kindly bring your own stationery
– Identity card of the student is mandator
– Cash Prize (1st prize only – 500/-) and certificates will be given

For Colleges Only
College – Debate – (10:30 am – 11:30 am) – Room SS 4 – 16
– Theme: ‘Chennai: A Good City to Live In’
– Two teams per institution ( 2 students per team)
– Cash Prize (1st prize only – 1000/-) and certificates will be given

For Colleges / Poster Making (10:45 am – 11:45 am) – Room SS 4-15
– Theme: Vintage Madras
– 4 participants per institution (2 -Tamil and 2 – English)
– Bring your own stationery
– Cash Prize (1st prize only – 500/-) and certificates will be given

For Colleges/ Digital Trails of Madras (11:45 am – 12:45 pm) -Room SS 4-12
– Theme: Food, Heritage, Adventure, Unexplored places of Tamil Nadu
– 4 participants per institution
– Cash Prize (1st prize only – 500/-) and certificates will be given

Note :
– List of participants can be sent by email to
– Call for further details – Dr. Shan Eugene – 9380730025, Ms. Ivan Nancy – 8939393865