British Architecture Walk in Chennai by Wonder tours

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Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Chennai, Chennai

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Chennai, previously known as Madras, was the capital of the Southern British India. Numerous incredible landmarks were worked during the British rule and a few of them keep on overwhelming the horizon of Chennai even today. In this strolling visit, we will visit a portion of the unmistakable milestones of Chennai, which were worked during the British time in an engineering style mixing British as well as Indian components. We will begin at the Central Railway Station and stroll to Ripon Building, Southern Railway Headquarters, Victory Memorial, Fort St George, Naper Bridge and finish at Madras University building.

What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Local Guide

Local snack and coffee/tea

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Camera & video camera fees.

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Porterage & tips.

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

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What To Expect

Ripon Building
Designed by G.S.T. Harris. and built by Loganatha Mudaliar, the Ripon building is named after Lord Ripon, a Governor-General of British India who was famously known as the father of local self-government in Chennai. Today this building is the office of Mayor of Chennai.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Chennai Central Railway Station
Today, this station handles more than 350000 passengers every day. The Central Railway Station was built in 1873 in Gothic Revival style by British architect George Harding. It was modified by Robert Chisholm who added the central clock tower and Travancore caps on the main towers.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

We next walk to the headquarters of Southern Railways in India. Built in Indo–Saracenic style, this building was designed by N. Grayson and built by Samynada Pillai. It was completed in the year 1921. The Southern Railway headquarters was one of the earliest buildings in India to be built with reinforced concrete.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Victory War Memorial
The Victory War Memorial, formerly called the Cupid’s bow, is a memorial constructed to commemorate the victory of the Allied Armies during World War I (1914–1918). It later became the victory war memorial for World War II (1939–1945), erected in the memory of those from the Madras presidency who lost their lives in the wars.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Fort St. George
We will visit St Mary’s Church, the oldest Anglican Church of India. We will also visit a quaint museum rich with relics of the colonial times.British Architecture Walk in Chennai brings us to Fort Saint George, the first English Fortress built in 1644 by the East India Company. There is a 14.5 ft tall statue of Lord Cornwallis in front of the museum, which is a masterpiece. Note, the museum is closed on Fridays. Fort St. George is currently the headquarters of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Tamilnadu.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Napier Bridge
The narrow bridge was broadened and converted into a concrete structure and was opened to general public in July 1943. This bridge is often used by Media to represent the city of Chennai! Napier Bridge was built in 1869 across the Coovum river and is named after the British governor of Fort St George, Francis Napier. It connects the Marina to the Fort St George.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

University of Madras
This masterpiece was constructed between April 1874 and 1879. It has a convocation hall, porticos, a parapet, meeting halls and a library.The Senate House is the administrative center of the University of Madras. It is situated along the Marina Beach. Constructed by Robert Chisholm , the Senate building is considered a great example of the Indo-Saracenic style with a harmonious blend of Byzantine architectural features.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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