George Town: First Settlement of Madras
To the North of Fort was the Black Town which later became George Town, in honour of George the Vth's accession as the Emperor of India. One of the first settlements of Madras, the streets of George Town have centuries-old history attached to them.
Join us on this captivating exercise as we explore and discover the pre-independence phase when stunning masterpieces were built to form the ‘European City.’ Understand the history and architecture behind some early British business enterprises in the area and regale in the stories that led to the establishment of large-scale, stately buildings in the area.
"Extremely informative and the anecdotes shared by the speaker made it more interesting"
- Walk participant
Focus: History and Architecture
Research Duration: 3 Months