Heritage Tour: Re-looking At Buckingham Canal – Aug. 13, 2023

Led by Vincent D’ Souza.
7 am onwards. For 1 and 1/2 hrs.

Free and open to all. Pre-registration not needed.

We visit five points on/off this Canal, located in Chepauk – Triplicane – Mylapore. The tour touches on its history – over its 200 years, its past and present lives and what it means to the city of Chennai.

Participants are advised to come by two-wheelers ( bikes / cycles) – the tour covers an extensive area and cannot be done on foot. The group will have to move from point to point in their own vehicles. Avoid cars; stops are in congested zones.
Start / meet point – Main gate/arch of Madras University (opposite MGR Memorial / samadhi) on the Marina Beach road.

End point – Mundagakanni Amman Koil MRTS station zone, Mylapore.
Contact – 9841049155.

This event is dedicated to the memory of late D. Hemchandra Rao, the Canal historian.