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A photo-walk along the historic township of Tirusulam

May 21, 2015

The township of Tirusulam has its origin in the Tiruppurasundari Tirusoolanathar temple which is believed to have been constructed in the 12th century AD by Kulothunga I. The walls of the temple have inscriptions from the Chola period. The temple has big historical mysteries behind the walls. There is a story of a hiding place for precious metals and jewelry beneath the earth, where a secret path is said to exist. Kulothunga I is said to have hidden treasures somewhere here, instead of inside the temple. There exists a subway under the temple that connects the temple to the nearby hills known as “Panchapandava’s Hills”, where the king had his palace.

This is the tallest hill in the city and has many places of worship. There is a Mosque at the top of the hill. On one side of the hill, there is a “Murugan Temple” – a temple to the Hindu God, Muruga. On another side of the hill is a Church.Tirusulam has a very big market (earlier called Pallavaram Market). It has hundreds of shops and roadside vendors, that have been in operation for more than 75 years. The market is now open on Fridays too.

STARTING POINT : Tirusulam railways station
Date : 24th May’15, Sunday


For further Queries contact walk leaders .

HARI (9962929206) & SIVA (9994482210)

Avenues of Shenoy Nagar : Walk #88 :-

May 8, 2015

Lets walk the avenues of Shenoy Nagar this weekend. By the various tree lined streets, shade, lights filling in the morning …. also the Metro getting ready there at Thiru Vi Ka Park.

Date : 10 May’15, Sunday
Time : 630am
Starting Point : Near Shenoy Nagar Library,

Lets click a few ….

375th Birthday & Retrowalk #17

April 22, 2015

FORT ST GEORGE HERITAGE WALKS – APRIL 26, Sunday. 7 am. One Walk in Tamil, one Walk in English. Open to all and free. 2 hrs long.
Please assemble at parking lot op. main gate of Fort. This event is to mark 375 years of the Fort as on April 23.
Please spread the word around. Its hot; so bring drinking water, wear a cap. No regn. reqd.

Walk Lead by Mr Vincent D Souza

NOTE : 1) Pls assemble at Parking Lot Opp Main Gate of Fort at 645 am SHARP 2) Pls carry any ID Card with you (Driving License or PAN or College ID or similar) as a precaution 3) No waiting for latecomers 4) Stay with the Group and the Walk Leader and don’t stray inside the Campus as its a Restricted area and Prior Permissions are taken.

87th Photowalk – Little Mount

April 8, 2015

Starting Point : St Thomas Community Hall
Ending Point : Saidapet Court

Route :
We would be starting from St Thomas community hall, climbing up the little mount church and coming down
through the main entrance.
We would reach LDG Road via LDG Lane, We would then take LDG Connecting Road, to reach West Mada
Street in Sri Nagar Colony where we would be visiting a small Vinayakar temple.
The walk would end at a small Nair Coffee shop, right behind Saidapet Court.

Map :
Time : 630am
Date : Sunday, 12th April 2015

Walk Lead by : Balaji (9962515330) & Aswin (9710060463)

Parking : We would request all to park your vehicles along the LDG Road.

Retro – Walk #16 – Father Vengeeswarar to Son Palani Andavar

March 17, 2015
We’ll start the walk with music in ears at Lakshman Shruthi and cross the 1000+ years temple of Vengeeswarar and reach his son Palani Andavar. On the way glimpse the area which is also famous for its Movies that are made in Tamil, the markets.

Starting Point : Lakshman Shruti Musicals @ 100 feet Road / Inner Ring Road / Jawaharlal Nehru Salai (all are same)

Time : 630am sharp.

Route :

Date : 22nd March 2015, Sunday.

Walk Lead by : Balaji (9962515330) & Aswin (9710060463)

(Pls locate your parking spaces by coming earlier, as the metro work happens in the same road and finding parking will be tough)

86th Photowalk : Eldams Road

March 5, 2015
A photowalk along the historic Eldams road on a Beautiful Sunday Morning .
Eldams Road road was initially called Yeldham’s Road. Yeldham, was a merchant of the East India Company  who went on to become the mayor of Madras in 1801 (he happened to be the last mayor appointed during the Company rule). By the time he died, in 1820, at the age of 68, Yeldham hadbuilt a palatial house in Teynampet, and the road leading from his house to Mount Road was subsequently named as Yeldham’s Road.
Starting point : Eldams Road junction
Time : 6.30 AM
Sunday : 8th March’15.
Walk route is as below .
Walk Leader : Hari  (9962929206)

85th Photowalk : Lanes of CBD

February 11, 2015

We’ll cross the lanes of Aziz Mulk Street, Check the New Street Art at Model School Road, Anjuman Mosque and then move to the avenues of Khader Nawaz Khan road and check the City’s only Luxury Mall, Fashion Street.

Route :

Date : 15Feb’15, Sunday

Time : 630 am (upto 845-9 am)

Starting Point : Near the Subway at Annamalai & Model School Road Junction (near erstwhile HP Petrol Bunk & Bajaj / KTM Showroom)

Note :
No need for any registration, pls land up at the starting point at 630am on the given day
Car / Two wheeler parking will be an issue, so come earlier and find parking in the lanes inside.


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