Heritage Walk-Fort St.George: On Saturday.

A friend of mine, Harini is organizing a Heritage walk in Fort St. George, it being one of the oldest monuments here in the city.

Inspired by one of Mr.S.Muthiah’s lecture on Madras, the plan is to organize a walk around Fort.St.George, one of the earliest symbols of the British era in India. She has been in touch with Dr. Suresh, an eminent archaeologist in Chennai and he has agreed to guide a small group (minimum 15 people) on this walk around the fort.

This walk is organized usually on a saturday or sunday and permission for the group is required since the building is used as the secretariat by the TN Government. The walk will start at 7am in the morning and end by 10 am max…depending on walking speed of the group etc.

Tentatively the dates are march 1 or march 8 (saturday). Those interested in joining for this walk are requested to get back to her by the 25th of Feb so that she can start the planning.

You can RSVP to : Harini

For More, Here’s the Wikipedia Link to the Monument

5 Comments so far

  1. Mageshwar (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 10:29 am

    I’m interested to participate in Harini’s Heritage walk around Fort St.George.Pls update me her correct email to know the exact dates planned.


  2. Raghavan (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 11:48 am

    Hi.Im interested in participating in the heritage walk. Pls let me know the contact mail ID.


  3. Vijay (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 12:19 pm

    Raghavan, Mageshwar,

    Have updated the email link. You can email her directly.

    Vijay


  4. Vincent D Souza (unregistered) on February 27th, 2008 @ 11:16 am

    Heritage walks are welcome but whoever organises them should ensure that info is not twisted around!

    Ms Harini is collecting Rs.100. Nowhere is a person reqd to pay the state to gain entry into the fort. It is FREE. Only the museum charge a small fee.

    Of course, Harini may want to reward the guide and hence needs to charge a fee.

    We at MADRAS HERITAGE WALKS (madraswalks@gmail.com) have been conducting / co ordinating walks in a variety of places ( Fort St George, Mylapore, San Thome, GNP, railway stations, etc) and we welcome many others to do the same but they should provide factual info to the public.


  5. harini (unregistered) on February 27th, 2008 @ 3:47 pm

    I think a clarification is in order: The Rs. 100 that is charged does not go to the government as mentioned in this blog and it was not part of the email i had sent out to my friends. I was told by the resource person i have been in touch with that the fee goes towards the cost of arranging for permission which is obtained by one of the local neighbourhood newspapers. My mail actually says that "i dont know who this money goes to and i will get back on this". This to me seems like a case of misinterpretation of information.
    …and i’m not rewarding any "guide". I request vijay to please make the necessary changes to the post!!



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