Time Travel through Mount Road- A Heritage Walk

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Mount Road is an iconic thoroughfare in Chennai. Over its 250 year old history, Mount Road has always been a definitive artery for Madras and today, Chennai. The heritage walk covers a part of the road with a unique and important history. We look at what was once a village that lay along this road when it was little more than a connection between the Fort and St. Thomas Mount. A settlement stuck in time...
Mount Road is an iconic thoroughfare in Chennai. Over its 250 year old history, Mount Road has always been a definitive artery for Madras and today, Chennai. The heritage walk covers a part of the road with a unique and important history. We look at what was once a village that lay along this road when it was little more than a connection between the Fort and St. Thomas Mount. A settlement stuck in time as the city evolved from wasteland to metropolis. We also look at the institution that gave identity to Madras city and hence made Mount Road iconic. From the LIC building to the State Bank of India, you'd be surprised at how many nationally important organizations took root from here. From stories of the Nawab of Arcot family to the Englishman who struck gold with a humble bookstore, a walk along Mount Road is filled with success stories and incredible legacies.
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Stop At: India, Nagapattinam-Chennai Highway, Mount Road, Agurchand Mansion, Anna Salai, 151, Express Estate, Thousand Lights, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002, India

The walk starts at an old mansion that has transformed from being the residence of Madras royalty, garrisons for Englishmen to commercial establishments in modern day Chennai.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: VST Motors, Old No 144, New No. (First Floor), 199, Anna Salai, Anna Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002, India

This Mercedes-Benz showroom is housed in a 150 year old building known as the Gove building. It is an exemplary building, preserved well by the owners and maintains its legacy of automobile innovation.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Addison & Co Ltd, 803, Anna Salai, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002, India

Addisons is a gorgeous old arcaded building which has been appropriated by a bank. It formerly housed a...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: India, Nagapattinam-Chennai Highway, Mount Road, Agurchand Mansion, Anna Salai, 151, Express Estate, Thousand Lights, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002, India

The walk starts at an old mansion that has transformed from being the residence of Madras royalty, garrisons for Englishmen to commercial establishments in modern day Chennai.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: VST Motors, Old No 144, New No. (First Floor), 199, Anna Salai, Anna Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002, India

This Mercedes-Benz showroom is housed in a 150 year old building known as the Gove building. It is an exemplary building, preserved well by the owners and maintains its legacy of automobile innovation.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Addison & Co Ltd, 803, Anna Salai, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002, India

Addisons is a gorgeous old arcaded building which has been appropriated by a bank. It formerly housed a powerful conglomerate of Madras called Addisons which made everything from cycles to watches and print.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: LIC Building, Mount Rd Anna Salai Triplicane, Chennai (Madras) 600002 India

This early high rise is an example of Indian modernism as it moved away from colonial architecture. The building has become an iconic part of the city's cinema culture.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: State Bank of India - Personal Banking Branch, 6, Anna Salai, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002, India

A pristine white building of a neo-classical style of architecture, this bank building is a great place to discover the banking and finance history of Madras.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Higginbothams, Anna Salai, Chennai (Madras) 600002 India

Higginbotham's is India's oldest bookstore in existence. The quaint victorian style building with Portuguese influences is not just a pretty slice of history but also a Chennai institution.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bharat Insurance Building, Anna Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002, India

Bharat Insurance building is a heritage building in Chennai, India. Located on the arterial Anna Salai, it was built in 1897. Originally known as Kardyl Building, the building is an example of the Indo-Saracenic architecture, a hybrid of Muslim design with Indian materials.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pachayaman Kovil, 822/78, Link Rd, Anna Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002, India

The temple itself, its caretakers say, is around 300 years old. The lanes around it are remnants of an old world that has not caught up with the fast-growing surroundings.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Musee Musical Pvt Ltd., 73, Anna Salai, Near Devi Theatre, Border Thottam, Padupakkam, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002, India

Established in 1842, Musee Musical has always been a name to reckon with in the field of Western Musical Instruments and Music education in southern India.

Musee Musical has evolved into a one-stop shop for the music connoisseurs. It has supported the needs of teachers, students, musicians equally.

Musee Musical has always been a trusted partner and has brought the best brands from across the world, in music all under one roof and has never compromised on quality.

Musee Musical also represents Trinity College, London since 1901 and prepares students who appear for exams in theory and practical every year.

Duration: 20 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Souvenir bag
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Bharat Insurance Building
  • Entry/Admission - VST Motors
  • Entry/Admission - LIC Building
  • Entry/Admission - State Bank of India - Personal Banking Branch
Departure Point
151, Anna Salai Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002 India, Agurchand Mansion, Nagapattinam-Chennai Hwy, Mt Rd, Express Estate, Thousand Lights, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002, India
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 12/1/2019 - 2/28/2021
Wednesday:06:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Return Details
Musee Musical Pvt Ltd., 73, Anna Salai, Near Devi Theatre, Border Thottam, Padupakkam, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002, India
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.