• Not many people in Chennai realise that as they drive towards the Munro Statue from Mount Road, they are entering an island. Those who do, dismiss the space as Island Grounds where exhibitions and fairs are held. But there is a lot more history to the island, beginning from the time in the 18th century when a cut of 300 yards connected two rivers – the Cooum and the North/Elambore and created this landmass.


The Island is home to at least four historic cemeteries, some famed bridges, a storied statue, and much more, besides affording some great views of historic monuments of our city. Come join Sriram V on a tour of the Island, on August 27, 2017 at 6.00 am. It will start from the Madras Gymkhana Club.


The walk will end at 8.30 am, followed by breakfast.


Charges: Rs 650/head.


You can register by clicking on this link

You can otherwise pay directly into our bank account by NEFT. Details are below. If you are doing that, you need to send proof of transfer by email to walks@chennaipastforward.com so that we know who has booked.


Account Name: Past Forward

Account Type: Current

Bank Name: The Federal Bank Ltd

A/c No. 12820200104237

Branch: Royapettah



If you still prefer paying the heritage way, do drop in at our office between 9.30 am and 5.30 pm Monday to Friday and pay by cheque (payable to Past Forward) or cash. Address is given below:


c/o HVK Systems,

2&3, Bhattad Tower

30, Westcott Road,

Royapettah, Chennai 600014