What Is Madras Inherited?

Madras Inherited is an initiative passionate about making significant changes in the domain of heritage. The vision for Madras Inherited streams from a larger vision for Heritage Awareness, Preservation and Conservation in the city. We undertake work in the realms of Cultural Heritage Tourism, Architectural Heritage, Heritage Education, Workshops, Community Outreach Programmes and Research.
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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 Education' 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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"Memories of Mount Road: Madras Inherited reminds people of the heritage still at hand"

The New Indian Express

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"Sauntering through Santhome, looking for lost fort and hidden castle"

The New Indian Express

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"Chennai, a rich amalgamation of various architectural styles"

The Hindu

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"How meetup groups are staying in touch through virtual platforms"

The Hindu

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"Photos: Exploring Chennai’s forgotten heritage in Chintadripet"

Citizen Matters

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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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