10th Annual TRACE ORIGIN OF MADRAS @ PULICAT
27-AUG-2022 from 07.00 am onwards
07.15 AM: AC-BUS Starting from Mahalingapuram Main Road, Brown Apartment Gate
09.15 AM: Reaching Pazhaverkadu village, Pulicat
09.45 AM: PPT Talk on Pulicat Nature-Culture by Xavier Benedict
10.45 AM: Walk to Dutch 1656AD Cemetery
11.45 AM: Walk to Temples – Adi Narayanan Perumal & Sameeswarar
12.45 PM: “25th Milestone” & Dutch Building walk
01.00 PM: Lunch @ Light House and visit Pulicat Lagoon.
03.55 PM: Leaving for Chennai after Tea & Biscuits
Full Day Heritage Trip – conducted by Xavier Benedict, AARDE Foundation.
Donation (Trip Charge): Rs.1400/- (includes, return AC-Bus from/to Chennai, Lunch, Water, Tea & Snacks).
To register and pay – https://pages.razorpay.com/pl_K1WuHdli1X9Tic/view
The walk is to find out how Madras was created by the British. The traces could be found in Pulicat, where the British were fighting to settle down to trade. Before 1639, the British had their trading post in Armagon (Durgarajapattinam) northern end of Pulicat Lagoon. Pulicat Lagoon was the most favourable location to anchor large wooden ships and travel into the hinterlands where cotton was woven into fine clothes. In 1502, the Portuguese landed at Pazhaverakadu and established their trade links with the Vijayanagara Kingdom. Followed by them, the Dutch arrived in 1602AD forming the East India Company. After seeing the rise in power and money of the Dutch and Portuguese, the British and French followed to settle on the Coromandel Coast.