Years ago, when I began heritage walks in Chennai, I had said it had the potential for 100 different heritage routes. I have done 73 so far within the city. For good measure, I have thrown in the 23 outstation tours as well.

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Here is the tally till date:

Local Tours :

  1. Musical Heritage of Mylapore
  2. Musical Heritage of George Town
  3. Musical Heritage of Triplicane
  4. The Dancing Girls of George Town
  5. Wandering Around Vepery
  6. The Women of the Marina
  7. Triplicane
  8. Mylapore
  9. Kutcheri Road
  10. The Portuguese Influence on San Thome
  11. The Town Wall of Madras
  12. Peering at Purasawalkam
  13. A Slice of Mount Road
  14. Checking Out Chintadripet
  15. The Justice Party Walk
  16. T Nagar
  17. Armenian Street
  18. Meandering down Mint Street
  19. Broadway walk
  20. The Mercantile History of Madras
  21. NSC Bose Road
  22. Park Town
  23. Gandhi Nagar
  24. Alwarpet
  25. Roundabout Royapettah
  26. The Ghosts of RK Salai
  27. George Town by Night
  28. The Village of Mylapore
  29. V Krishnaswami Iyer Memorial Walk
  30. The Lawyers of Luz Church Road
  31. The Royal Madras Yacht Club
  32. Mylapore and The Freedom Struggle
  33. Going Around Gemini
  34. The Beach Walk
  35. Fort St George
  36. The Ice House Tour
  37. Tyagaraja’s Kovur
  38. Homes of the Music Academy
  39. The American Connection to Madras
  40. Royapuram
  41. Dubashes of George Town
  42. Lloyds Road
  43. Egmore and its Environs
  44. Coursing Down College Road
  45. The Madras Literary Society Walk
  46. A Demonetisation Tour of Mint Street
  47. The Musical Heritage of San Thome
  48. Cantering Down Komaleeswaranpet
  49. Kapaliswarar Temple and its tank
  50. The Constitution of India Walk
  51. Gopalakrishna Bharati & Vedanayagam Pillai Walk
  52. The German connection to Madras
  53. Around the Old Madras Club
  54. Colletspet & Tiruvottriyur
  55. An Eye on the Island (Island Grounds)
  56. A Heritage Tour within the Music Academy
  57. The Chennai Creative City Tour
  58. Libraries, Books and Authors of Mylapore
  59. Pulicat
  60. The Kapali Temple Festival Tour
  61. Once Upon a Nungambakkam
  62. The St Andrews Kirk and the Govt College of Fine Arts
  63. An Evening in Parry’s
  64. The Boat Club Area
  65. Madras from a Boat
  66. Navaratri with the Gujaratis of Town
  67. S Rajam Centenary Walk
  68. Books, Libraries and Newspapers of Triplicane
  69. Munching Through Mint Street – a food walk
  70. Traipsing through Teynampet
  71. The Chetties of Chetpet
  72. Checking out Choolai
  73. The Commander in Chief and his neighbours – heritage walk on Ethiraj Salai
  74. The Lost World of Binny’s
  75. Touring the Tamil Isai Sangam

Outstation tours :


2. Tranquebar

3. Madurai

4. Trichy

5. Thanjavur

6. Kumbhakonam & Mayuram

7. Kanchipuram

8. Tyagaraja’s Thiruvaiyaru

9. Muthuswami Dikshitar’s Thiruvarur

10. Thiruvannamalai

11. Andal’s Srivilliputhur

12. Nagapattinam

13. Vellore & Arcot

14. The Heritage of Badami, Pattadakkal, Aihole and Hampi

15. Pondichery

16. Akanda Cauvery

17.  Temple Tour Along the Palar

18. An Outing to Oude

19. Come to Cambodia

20. Durga Puja in Kolkata

21. Nagarathar Nostalgia – a Heritage Tour of Chettinad

22. The Pathway to Pathai (Dec 2019)

23. Shirdi, Ajanta, Ellora and Aurangabad (Feb 2020)