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Take a walk around the lake @ 6th Retro-walk

May 14, 2014

Nungambakkam is one of the oldest parts of Chennai. It formed the western limits of Madras until the 1960s, and it was part of Madras since the 18th century.

According to K.V. Raman’s The Early History of the Madras Region, Nungambakkam features in an 11th-century copper plate pertaining to Rajendra Chola.

According to the Chennai Corporation’s records,Nungambakkam village, which was under a Mughal firman, was handed over to the British along with four other villages (Tiruvatiyoor, Kathiwakam, Vyasarpady and Sathangadu) in 1708. These five villages were hence forward known as the ‘Five New Towns’. Since then, Nungambakkam has been a part of Madras city. Public buildings and colleges rose in the 1850s.

Now the Lake in this area is non-existent and just remembered as “Lake Area” in some parcels of land.

We cover :-
1) Valluvar Kottam
2) Agatheeswarar Temple & the tank
3) Commercial Area’s of Nungambakkam
4) Independance Day Park

Walk Lead by Hari Meyyappan (Ph : 99629 29206)

Starting Point : Side gate of Valluvar Kottam
End at : Apoorva Sangeetha’s

Time : 6:30 am

Route :

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