Discover colonial Madras through the buildings the British left behind. Look closely at each structure and you will find stories of grand ambitions and unexpected revolutions; the hopes, fears, and ideas of the creators, and the history of this ever-vibrant city
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"Great tour and our guide, Kausihk, was well-informed enthusiastic guide and brought the whole place to life. The sense of history, the depth of information we got were impressive."
"This was a first class tour! We have a British family history in Madras so getting to hear all the stories from the 1780s through independence was fascinating."
"What interesting stories of the East India Company, the gossip in Chennai, the Ice House, the Fort, St Mary’s Church, The Law Courts, Mount Road, The University.... Love, love, loved it."
Felicity PLondon, UK
"We did the Storytrails British Blueprints tour with Akila. It was absolutely fantastic! Our tour guide was an inspired storyteller and extremely knowledgeable. Fascinating architecture visits, tour of Fort area, all the major sights in North Chennai."
Julie M“We did the Storytrails British Blueprints tour with Akila. It was absolutely fantastic! Our tour guide was an inspired storyteller and extremely knowledgeable. Fascinating architecture visits, tour of Fort area, all the major sights in North Chennai.”
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Take a walk through Sowcarpet with your appetites leading the way. Sample some street food, uncover some history, nibble on some stories and learn about communities that have contributed to Chennai’s culinary scene. This tongue-tickling trail will leave you stuffed.