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Origins of Madras in Fort St. George- A heritage walk

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Fort St. George
Rajaji Rd, near Legislature and Secretariat, Fort St George, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600009, IndiaAt the public entrance from the beach side of the fort
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    Fort St. George
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    When Andrew Cogan and Francis Day of the East India Company dropped anchor in Madrasapattinam for the first time to set up a factory in 1640, little did they know they had set in motion something much larger than themselves – An empire that led to the first Presidency of British India. From mighty Governor Generals like Arthur Wellesley and Robert Clive to the gates in every direction that led to different parts of this majestic presidency which witnessed the fanfare and turmoil and the solitude of communal living, we will bring to life the splendor of the people and buildings that while long forgotten and largely in ruin, gave birth to the ‘European City’ of India.
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Departure Point
Fort St. George, Rajaji Rd, near Legislature and Secretariat, Fort St George, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600009, India
Duration
2h
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Returns to original departure point
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  • Souvenir bag
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  • 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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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We highly recommend this 2 hour walk organised by Madras Inherited. My 11 year old son accompanied me. Fort St. George marks the establishment of the East India Company and subsequently the British rule in India. The walk was extremely informative and engaging. Our guide,
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Response from madrasinherited, Research Assistant at Origins of Madras in Fort St. George- A heritage walk
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind words! We had fun showing off the history and heritage of our city.
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By: Madras Inherited
6 reviews
deepamoses
New Delhi, India
40
The perfect heritage walk to understand British India history
We highly recommend this 2 hour walk organised by Madras Inherited. My 11 year old son accompanied me. Fort St.
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NiranjanaU3
20
Exploring layers of Chennai city
We often traverse the lengths of the city everyday, but we miss out on taking in the heritage and cultural
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lakshmisup123
10
Really good experience!
I got to learn a lot about the intricacies in the architecture and also a glimpse through our past as we walked
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srisagarbadri
20
Trip down the memory lane
For someone who has grown up along with the city, a trip through the Mount Road (Anna Salai) would do enough to
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Sukanya_247
Bengaluru, India
10
Heritage walk review
I've got a newfound appreciation for the city that I grew up in. Will definitely suggest all my friends to join me
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venkatbodempudi
Chennai, India
10
Insightful heritage walk
I have attended 3 heritage walks with Madras inherited. They are very informative and the walks are a lot of fun.
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