What Is Madras Inherited?

Madras Inherited is an initiative started by a team that is passionate about making significant changes in the domain of heritage. The initiative's main focus is on 'Heritage Management' under which our scope of work includes: Cultural Heritage Tourism, predominantly focusing on Heritage Walks, Heritage Education and Awareness for schools, colleges and the community, and Research and Development, which aims to start a progressive research unit focusing on understanding and analysing various facets of heritage related to the city and collect data to revitalize the same.

The data collected through this process would be later utilized through integrated Heritage Management and Documentation projects with government agencies and publications.
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Register for our walks!

We are thrilled to bring heritage closer to you by embarking on tours of some of the city's historic precincts!

We're looking forward to exploring different facets of the city and discovering stories that are integral to Madras’s growth and evolution. Following proper adherence to COVID-19 protocols, the physical walks will offer us an opportunity to get back on the streets and unravel the layers of history that make up the city. Do save the dates and join us as we walk through the city's enchanting historic enclaves and engage in conversations about history, architecture, planning, heritage awareness, conservation, and management.

In case you would like to book a private physical walk, please write to us at

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Take a look at what we do!

We're always looking at new and exciting ways to facilitate engagement between the people of Chennai and the heritage of their city. With 'Heritage Educationâ' syllabi for schools and colleges, we're developing ways to take the idea of heritage sensitivity to the grassroots level. Our outreach events range from doing heritage walks for schoolchildren to pop-up place-making events in public spaces to engage the general public and start a conversation about Chennai's eclectic culture, communities and history. We've also worked with the local administrative bodies in Chennai such as the CMDA to list heritage buildings in the city. Our 'Projects & Outreach' page is a summary of our journey towards greater heritage sensitivity and conservation in Chennai.

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"Madras Inherited looks back at their stories and the lives behind these sturdy facades."

The Hindu

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"Restoring heritage one brick at a time."

The Hindu

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"Preserving Chennai's vanishing heritage."

Dina Thanthi (DT Next)

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"Madras Inherited to unravel city's greatest architectural treasures."

The Hindu

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"Immersive heritage walk served as time travel for our young children."

Bhumi (NGO) - Blog

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Want to get in touch with us?

Want to book a private heritage walk with Madras Inherited? Looking to partner with us to curate events in Chennai? Or maybe you just want to talk about anything Madras! Leave us an email or drop by our space.

Address: 46, B Ramachandra Adithanar Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai - 600020
Mobile: +91 8925704437

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