This magnificent sea-facing modern palace hotel that opened in 2013, reflects the grandeur of the Chettinad dynasty’s palatial architecture and houses some of the most spectacular arts and sculptures created by artists from across India and overseas. . In a riot of color, textures, motifs and mediums that have their own distinct style, they can be spotted in public spaces all around the Palace.
Art Walk at the Palace
Your art journey with us begins right at the lobby where you can admire ‘Basant’ – Surendra Pal Joshi’s very own creation inspired by the spring season. If you are a lover of existential art, ‘Life Circles’ by Madan Meema expresses the cyclic nature of life and explores the concept of eventual death, since ‘everything that lives must die.’
From the women-themed ‘Padmabati’ by Jayshree Burman, to ‘Acrobat’ by Satish Gujral near the Library Bar, the Palace is almost like an art gallery and certainly the place to be for art enthusiasts. But one thing is for sure, whether you are an avid lover of art or just a curious passer-by, the art walk at The Leela Palace Chennai is sure to be an attention-grabbing experience.
The Peacock Trails
Take a guided tour through the bustling lanes of Mylapore, a 2000-year-old neighbourhood that has kept alive Chennai’s traditions and art till date.
Explore the hidden stories of the locals, of Gods and demons, of ancient customs and symbols, and of Mylapore and Madras. Wonder why it is called the Peacock Trail? Find out when you experience it!