Let us tour the first planned colony within the bounds of Madras – Chinna Tari Pettah or Chintadripet. The walk will look at the histories of the great dubashes who built this settlement, secure between the arms of the Cooum. Today it is a horribly congested locality, but a walk around the area throws up hidden gems – forgotten schools, thriving markets, some beautiful homes and historic temples. It is also interesting to see how a village was planned, with Agraharams, Bazaars and places of worship.
The walk will be held on Sunday, 23rd March and will last from 6.00 to 8.30 am, ending with the usual breakfast. Those interested can register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org