Heritage Walks/Tours/Virtual Trails

Heritage Tour: Sunken Colonies of North Madras – Aug. 14, 2022

North Madras residents and artists, Manavalan and Jothi, along with Vincent D’ Souza lead this Tour by van and walk, to colonies north of Kasimedu which are now under water: sharing stories of their lives and loves of times when the colonies existed pre-1970s.
Get closer to social histories of coastal Chennai.
On Aug.14 morning. ( Sunday)

How to Sign-Up:
Book your seat in our van. Pay Rs.250 per person ( bank details below) and WhatsApp a message of your name/s and contact ph nos. to 9841049155. (no refund, cancellations). Booking closes Aug. 12, 9 am. Open to first 25 people.

The only pickup point is outside The Mylapore Club, Luz Church Road, Luz. At 6.30am. ( Public parking space available here). Tour starts at Royapuram at 7 am. For about 90mins.
Van will get back to Luz, can drop off people on the way.

Bank info – A/c Name – Madras Day. Bank Indian Bank, Abhiramapuram.
Acct No; 707815354. IFSC Code: IDIB 000A092.

Heritage Walk: Mount Road After Dusk, in the olde days – Aug. 13, 2022

Led by Vincent D’ Souza.

Sharing stories on shopping, printing, entertainment and all after-the-dark acts – as we stop at old-time landmarks, some there, some not there. Off Madras’ most famed road, now called Anna Salai.

Start point; Outside the gate of The Hindu newspaper office.

End point: Buharis restaurant

Date and time: Aug.13 (Saturday), 7.30 p.m. onwards. For about 60mins.

No pre-registration needed. Free. In English-Tamil.

Walk: Understanding the spirit of Muharram in Royapettah / Triplicane – Aug. 7, 2022

Conducted by Kombai S Anwar.

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and is considered the second holiest month after Ramadan. It is well known for its historical significance and mourning for the Shahadat (martyrdom) of Ḥusayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. Muslims begin mourning from the first night of Muharram and continue for ten nights, climaxing on the 10th of Muharram, known as the Day of Ashura. The heritage walk takes you to the Ashur Khanas and the streets of Royapettah, giving you an insight into the centuries-old tradition in Madras.

Sunday 7th August 5.30 – 8.00 PM
Assemble at Thousand Lights Mosque

Fee Rs 200* (*non-refundable) / person (donation to Roja Muthiah Research Library).

To register & Pay: rmrl.in/donate
Contact: 98944 53334

Heritage Walk: Madras High Court Walk – Aug. 7, 2022

Senior Advocate Shri N.L.Rajah will conduct a heritage walk in the Madras High Court campus on Sunday 7th August 2022 between 6.30 am to 9.30 am.
Kindly assemble before the Museum situated inside the High Court Campus at 6.30 a.m. (sharp). Entrance to the High Court campus will be from its Esplanade gate on Prakasam Street. Please bring your photo ID card without fail.
You are requested to carry water bottle along with you.

WhatsApp to 9841211949 your name and contact phone no to register. This is a MUST.

NOTE: Photography and Video are strictly prohibited inside the campus except inside the museum premises

Heritage Walk: Anglo Indians’ memories of Vepery – Purusai – Aug. 7, 2022

Led by Eva Fonceca and Vincent D’ Souza. The focus of this Walk will be on the Anglo Indian life and local landmarks that were an integral part of their life and of the community here in the post-colonial years.
Campuses, markets, restaurants, a lodge, a commercial institute, and stores.

On Aug.7, Sunday. 7 am onwards. About 80 mins.
Meeting point ( rear side of Vepery Clock Tower).
Free. No pre-registration needed. Open to all.