The Triplicane area is among the oldest settled parts of Chennai. Anchored around the 8th century Vaishanvite temple of Parthasarathy, the area grew into a multi-cultural neighbourhood as the British and the Nawab of Arcot settled here. Today the area is home to Brahmin agraharams, monastic orders (mutts), kutcheri (music) venues, small cafes and "messes", Hindu and Jain temples and mosques. The bazaars of Triplicane are equally interesting. They reflect the religious beliefs, food taboos, and cultural preferences of various communities that have made this area their home. As you walk along this area, you will get is a fascinating peep not only into Chennai's past but also its living heritage.
Tour Start Point: Ice House Police Quarters (Dr. Besant Road)
Tour End Point: Wallajah Big Mosque
Duration: 3 hours, all days of the week.
Tour Notes: Please dress modestly and ensure you take permission if you are photographing people. Some people do not like it, but some will allow it. Please do not attempt to pay or tip people for allowing photography
INR 1000 per person for 7-10 persons
INR 1200 per person for 5-6 persons
INR 1500 per person for 3-4 persons
INR 2000 per person for 2 persons
INR 3500 for a solo traveler
Includes: Knowledgeable guide, tea/coffee at a small local cafe and all taxes.
Excludes: Transport, tips, entrances.
If you need pick-up/drop from your hotel, please let us know and we can arrange it at additional cost.