Times of India (TOI) – Chennai Chance- eyilla Heritage Trails at Triplicane, Chennai, Travel Guide

thirvallikeni heritage walk photo coverage


Times of India (TOI) – Chennai Chance- eyilla Heritage Trails / Walk at Triplicane, Chennai, Travel Guide

-thirvallikeni heritage walk photo coverage

CasualWalker’s Rating for Heritage Trails at Triplicane:

8.2 – Great / Excellent

Recenlty visited the Triplicane Connection, an Heritage Walk wonderfully organized by Times of India (TOI) and Madras Inherited as part of the Namma Chennai Chance – ey Illa campaign. During the walk we witnessed an exciting culture, architecture and community in and around the Triplicane locality. Thirvallikeni got its name from ‘Thiru Alli Keni’, which means “Lilly pond” which is at front of Lord Parthasarathy temple. Triplicane (Thirvallikeni) is historically famous for the Parthasarathy temple, Bharathiyar’s Illam, Traditional “Mada veedhi” houses, Bachelor’s low-cost houses – the mansion, Mess (Food outlets), Triplicane Big Mosque and nearby Marina beach.

We walked through the lanes of the historic Pallava settlement that have transformed through the ages while still rooted firmly in their rich and varied culture and learn about its architectural styles and influences that range from vernacular to Neo Classical to Art deco and the illustrious people it housed over the many centuries.

The Bharathiyar Illam at Triplicane, where the Indian freedom fighter and poet – Subramania Bharathiyar lived during his last days. This house currently maintains various pictures of Bharathiar, his family, other famous freedom fighters and documentation of photographs about bharathiar.

Special thanks to Karthik Nagappan, Times of India (TOI) and Shalini Ravikumar and team from Madras Inherited for well organizing the heritage walk, which helped us to understand the Triplicane’s history in-depth and making the trail a more enlighten experience.

Travel Tips for Thiruvallikeni/Tripicane:

How to reach Thiruvallikeni/Tripicane:

On Road: Taxis, buses and hired cars are easy ways to get around
Nearest Railway Station: Chennai Central (Station Code MAS) and Chennai Egmore Railway station ( Station Code MS).
Nearest Airport: Chennai International Airport (Code MAA).

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