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British Architecture Walk in Chennai provided by Five Senses Tours

British Architecture Walk in Chennai

British Architecture Walk in Chennai
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    10
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Chennai, formerly known as Madras, was the capital of the Southern British India. Many great monuments were built during the British rule and several of them continue to dominate the skyline of Chennai even today. In this walking tour, we will visit some of the prominent landmarks of Chennai, which were built during the British era in an architectural style blending British as well as Indian elements. We will start at the Central Railway Station and walk to Ripon Building, Southern Railway Headquarters, Victory Memorial, Fort St George, Naper Bridge and finish at Madras University building.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 18983P29
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local guide
  • Local snack and coffee/tea
  • Entry/Admission - Chennai Central Railway Station
  • Entry/Admission - Chennai (Madras)
  • Entry/Admission - Chennai (Madras)
  • Entry/Admission - Victory War Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Fort St. George
  • Entry/Admission - Napier Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - University of Madras
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station, Kannappar Thidal, Periyamet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600003, India
  • University of Madras, Navalar Nagar, Chepauk, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India
  • Ports:
  • Chennai
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local guide
  • Local snack and coffee/tea
  • Entry/Admission - Chennai Central Railway Station
  • Entry/Admission - Chennai (Madras)
  • Entry/Admission - Chennai (Madras)
  • Entry/Admission - Victory War Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Fort St. George
  • Entry/Admission - Napier Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - University of Madras
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station, Kannappar Thidal, Periyamet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600003, India
  • University of Madras, Navalar Nagar, Chepauk, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India
  • Ports:
  • Chennai
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • University of Madras, Navalar Nagar, Chepauk, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Chennai Central Railway Station
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Greater Chennai Corporation Office - Ripon Building
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Southern Railway Headquarters
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Victory War Memorial
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Fort St. George
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    University of Madras
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    University of Madras
    Navalar Nagar, Chepauk, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India
    See address & details
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Shane
Chennai (Madras), India3 contributions
The British architecture walk is an excellent way of learning more about the colourful past of Chennai. We saw magnificent buildings that had intriguing stories to tell. Our guide was brilliant and he told us fascinating aspects of a slew of magnificent buildings. We not only learnt about the architecture but also about the collaboration between British and Indian architects and also the role these buildings played in the evolution of the city. I would recommend this walk to anyone who wants to know a little more about Chennai and it's historical connection.
Written 25 December 2021
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Nancy Potter
London, UK3 contributions
Dec 2021
The British architecture walk is a phenomenal experience. Vijay was my guide and he is an awesome guide. His English and knowledge of the past if this city and its British heritage is outstanding. We talked about not just architectural styles but also the role these buildings played in shaping Chennai's destiny. The Rippon building and St Mary's church were the pick of the lot. There is so much to know more about this part of India and a walk like this is the best way to experience authentic India as Vijay says. I would highly recommend this heritage walk for anyone wanting to know a little more about Chennai or Madras as it was known earlier.
Written 4 December 2021
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ASHWINI BHATAVADEKAR
Houston Texas3 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
It was an enriching experience. Mr. Vijay was very punctual, prompt, helpful, and informative. Bespoke experience indeed. We will certainly be back for more with you.
Written 16 November 2021
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vistas
India26 contributions
Sep 2021
The British architecture walk was well worth the sunday morning. Our guide from 5 senses tours met us at Central railway station and he was an amazing guy. We enjoyed the conversation with him on the British architecture as well as how it influenced life on Chennai. We saw the central railway building, the corporation building called Rippon, an amazing monument dedicated to world war, St Mary's Church inside St Fort George and the Madras University building as well The building's were magnificent with a variety of architectural styles and we thoroughly enjoyed the walk. I would say anyone who wants to know more about Chennai must do this walk with 5 senses tours. I would highly recommend this walk to anyone who has 3 hours. Do it in the morning or evening to avoid the heat.
Written 29 September 2021
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Meghan J
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
This Chennai walk is a very enjoyable one with a lot of interesting stories about the history of the buildings as well as the city of Chennai. While I have visited Chennai many times I discovered a lot of fascinating stories thanks to our lovely guide. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about the British buildings and the history of the city. This is excellent way to spend 3 hours learning about the heritage of Chennai and enjoying the walk while doing so. Highly recommended
Written 25 September 2021
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Lizzy J
1 contribution
Sep 2021
The British architecture is a novel way of seeing Chennai. I very much enjoyedthis walk where the guide told us the rich and evetful stories behind the architecture and the buildings themselves. The railway station was a stand-out in gothic architecture while the Rippon building had a unique style!
This walk is an incredible way to learn and appreciate the city. I would definitely recommend it!
Written 24 September 2021
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sumathik78
Mumbai, India3 contributions
Aug 2021
The British architecture walk is a fantastic way to learn about Chennai and its heritage. Our guide was on time and we visited magnificent Gothic buildings like the Central Station and several buildings like the Rippon which were designed in a mixed style of British, Islamic and Hindu styles. The Cornithian pillars in some of the buildings were magnificent. Our guide was a repository of knowledge and told us interesting stories about each building. He made us relive the last 3 centuries in a enjoyable way. It takes about 2.5 hours and I would recommend this highly.
Written 18 September 2021
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bostontravelnman
Boston237 contributions
We arranged a private tour with a car through 5senses which picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel. Kalpana was our guide and she met us on time. We enjoyed seeing the architecture and information about each one. The first stop does involve walking without shade and even in the morning it did get quite warm. She took us inside the train station which we also enjoyed seeing.

We then went to fort st George and spent some time there seeing the museum and church. We then stopped off at the university to see the senate building (I think it’s called that) which pretty impressive to see. Finally we stopped for some refreshments and then headed to our hotel

Kalpana took pictures throughout for us at each building and extremely pleasant during our tour. We look forward to receiving those photos from her.

We would certainly book again through them based on this experience!
Written 22 February 2020
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Hello. I am happy you enjoyed the British Architecture walk with Kalpana. It was our pleasure hosting you!
Written 26 February 2020
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srahim2018
Chennai (Madras), India14 contributions
May 2018 • Business
I had a wonderful walking tour around the colonial buildings of Chennai. My guide Vijay was a real sport. It was terribly hot and humid the morning of our tour, but he was cheerful and accommodating throughout, staying longer in places I was more interested in.

The best part was that 5 Senses did not cancel the walk although the 2 other people who were supposed to join did not turn up. So I had a private/solo tour and it was absolutely lovely to go at my own pace. Vijay narrated important dates and histories behind the buildings and about the area we were in. It was fun to walk past the 'zero' point of Chennai! The walking tour was a great way to take in the scenes of city. Highly recommend it, but would suggest doing it when the weather is more pleasant.
Written 31 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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