George Town: The Origins of Madras

2 hr

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Dare House, NSC Bose Rd, Parry's Corner, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001, India

We start with an introduction to george town and the story of one the city's most famous English industrialists, Thomas Parry.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: CSI Anderson Church, Shop No, 157, NSC Bose Rd, Parrys, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001, India

This church is more than 150 years...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dare House, NSC Bose Rd, Parry's Corner, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001, India

We start with an introduction to george town and the story of one the city's most famous English industrialists, Thomas Parry.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: CSI Anderson Church, Shop No, 157, NSC Bose Rd, Parrys, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001, India

This church is more than 150 years old and has an intriguing story behind its construction and the people who campaigned to raise funds for its establishment.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Armenian Church, 60/116, Armenian Street, near High Court, Parry's Corner, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001, India

The church, originally built in 1717, is the oldest Christian establishment in the city. We talk about the legacy of a prosperous Armenian population that made Madras their home.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: South India Corporation House, 83, Armenian St, Mannady, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001, India

A trade and port services offices from the 1800s. This building is architecturally significant but also represents the naval trade fortunes of the city.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Errabalu Street, Errabalu St, Mannady, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001, India

We visit an Unani clinic on this street that has been dispensing medicine from a Persian medicine system for more than a century now.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: George Town Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Jahangir St, Mannady, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001, India

A utilitarian building with surprising ornamentation that houses the magistrate courts as they spilled over from the high court building.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: General Post Office Chennai, Beach Rd, Mannady, Fort St George, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600009, India

The government post office is significant both architecturally as well as historically. Being one of the many beautiful buildings built along the beach to show off British colonial power to the ships arriving at Madras port, they are of the Indo-Saracenic architecture style.

Duration: 15 minutes

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Important Details

Included
  • Souvenir bag
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - South India Corporation House
  • Entry/Admission - CSI Anderson Church
Departure Point
Dare House, NSC Bose Rd, Parry's Corner, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001, India
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 12/1/2019 - 3/1/2021
Wednesday:06:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Return Details
General Post Office Chennai, Beach Rd, Mannady, Fort St George, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600009, 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Cancellation Policy

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