Heritage Tour

Experience Heritage Walks and Heritage Tours in Chennai

Historically Mylapore, a bustling neighborhood in Chennai, was a thriving as a seaport village with a temple dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva (Kapaleeshwar). The Portuguese traders who arrived here destroyed the Shiva temple to create a Portuguese colony on the shore, pushing Mylapore inshore.

The Kapaleeshwarar Temple (the Shiva temple), was later rebuilt at the centre of Mylapore. Today the Kapaleeshwarar temple, which is over 300 years old, is one of the most iconic place of worship and a very important symbol of Pallava architecture in the city.
Distance from the hotel:  2 kms approximately.

The Sri Parthasarthy Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and considered to be one of Lord Vishnu’s 108 holy abodes. Built by Pallavas, the temple is one of the oldest structures in the city and features some of the finest carvings in temple architecture.
Distance from the hotel: 3 kms approximately

The Ashta Lakshmi Temple is located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal to Elliots Beach. Seeped in beautiful Dravidian architecture and the contemporary style of temple building; the temple spans five tiers, with prolific stone work featuring the eight manifestations of the Goddess Mahalakshmi.
Distance from the hotel: 6 kms approximately

The St. Thomas Basilica is one of only three basilicas in the world and is built over the tomb of St. Thomas. Renovated in the early 1970s, this Basilica draws huge crowds. It is home to a beautiful stained glass window that portrays the story of St. Thomas and the central hall has 14 wooden plaques depicting scenes from the last days of Christ.
Distance from the hotel: 3 kms approximately

St. Andrews Church more popularly referred to as 'Kirk'. The church has a 200-year and the façade resembles St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London. The rich stained glass window panels depicting St. Peter and St. Andrew were brought specially to the church from Scotland. 
Distance from the hotel: 4 kms approximately

Fort St. George historically called ‘White Town’ was the fortress of the erstwhile British East India Company and its establishment in 1640 marked the birth of a new city, Madras. The fort was named after St. George who is believed to have preached in the region. Today the Fort area houses the St. Mary’s Church, the Fort Museum, Wellesley House and the administrative offices of the Government of India. St. Mary's Church is the oldest Anglican church in India and was built in 1678-80.  
Distance from the hotel: 6 kms approximately

Valluvar Kottam is an auditorium dedicated to the poet-saint Thiruvalluvar. The temple houses the life-size image of the poet. Author of the revered Thirukkurral, his 1330 couplets are inscribed in the granite pillars of the auditorium. The auditorium can accommodate 4000 people and the temple structure nearby rises to a height of about 100 feet. The entire structure was built in the shape of a chariot, with its base displaying the 133 chapters of Thirukkural.
Distance from the hotel: 2 kms approximately

Connemara Public Library, which opened in 1896, is a beautiful colonial style building. It is a repository of centuries-old publications and some of the most respected collections in the country. It also serves as a depository library for the UN.
Distance from the hotel: 3 kms approximately

The Rippon Building is a beautiful gleaming white ode to Indo-Sarcenic architecture that houses the Corporation of Chennai, the first governing body to be established outside Europe by the British Empire.
Distance from the hotel: 5 kms approximately

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