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Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore provided by Storytrails

Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore
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Benefit from a half-day walking tour of the vibrant Mylapore neighborhood in Chennai led by a local guide who shares insightful commentary about India’s history, daily life, and religious customs. See attractions such as San Thome Church and Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and learn about legends that speak of gods and demons. Your tour includes bottled water, and stops to sample typical South Indian snacks, and coffee or tea.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Walking tour proceeds at a leisurely pace suitable for most people
  • Headsets provided to hear the guide clearly
  • Includes tastings of popular snacks, and South Indian coffee or tea
  • Learn about the traditions of Chennai and 2,000-year old Mylapore
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Walking tour proceeds at a leisurely pace suitable for most people
  • Headsets provided to hear the guide clearly
  • Includes tastings of popular snacks, and South Indian coffee or tea
  • Learn about the traditions of Chennai and 2,000-year old Mylapore
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5708P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Camera tickets at monuments (if applies)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Mylai Karpagambal Mess, 20, E Mada St, Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017, India Meet outside the Karpagambal mess
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Recommended minimum age is 6 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers 12 years and older
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship. Avoid shorts or sleeveless tops. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Camera tickets at monuments (if applies)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Mylai Karpagambal Mess, 20, E Mada St, Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017, India Meet outside the Karpagambal mess
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Recommended minimum age is 6 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers 12 years and older
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship. Avoid shorts or sleeveless tops. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mylai Karpagambal Mess
    20, E Mada St, Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017, India
    Meet outside the Karpagambal mess
    See address & details
  • 1
    San Thome Church
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Kapaleeshwarar Temple
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Mylapore
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Bruce-Anne
Auckland Region, New Zealand21 contributions
Not to be missed.
Mar 2020
Our guide Akila was superb - knowledgeable, friendly with a great sense of humour and excellent english. The meeting point was easy to find. We enjoyed her insightful stories about the sites we saw as well as other local historic events. All aspects of the tour were interesting. We came away feeling we had gained some insight into life in Chennai in general. At the end of the tour she also helped us with transport to get back to our hotel. Highly recommended tour.
Written 13 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eva
1 contribution
Wonderful Tour
Mar 2020 • Friends
The Tour was absolutly fantastic and showed us parts of chennai, we never would have found alone. Our guide Tara was an excellent Story Teller and could bring all the Stories about the History and the gods to Life. We would book a similiar Tour in a heartbeat :)
Written 7 March 2020
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escape4ever
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
Favourite tour in India
Jan 2020
My daughter and I so enjoyed this wonderful tour and really recommend it. The time flew by as we walked around the colourful Kapaleeshwara temple listening to the fascinating stories told by our guide Lakshmi - a true storyteller - able to keep her audience entertained and captivated! It was a privilege to visit one of the traditional homes near the temple and great fun riding in the tuk tuk to see the beautiful Basilica of St Thomas - for me, a surprising unexpected piece of history. We finished by sampling some delicious South Indian food... where we were in awe of Lakshmi's coffee pouring skills :)
All in all, we had a brilliant time - and just wished we'd had time to go on further adventures with Storytrails.
Written 6 March 2020
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Storytrails I
Hello, Thank you for your fantastic review! :D :D It's so wonderful to hear that you found our Peacock trail your favourite tour in India. We loved hosting both your daughter and yourself, and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Nayantara
Written 12 March 2020
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Kar C
Maplewood, NJ343 contributions
Another Great Story Telling Trail
Feb 2020
We met Nayantara at the meetup point on time. We walked over to a temple close by and the stories began. We went over the history of Mylapore and did a bit of walking on our half day tour. We ended the tour in a low key restaurant which served great Vada. Nayantara did an amazing job with her story telling and I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to the old city of Mylapore.
Written 26 February 2020
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Storytrails I
Dear Kar, Thank you for leaving us another review! We're so happy that you enjoyed the Peacock trail with us as well :) We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Akila
Written 6 March 2020
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LeftyRichards
Apperley, UK3 contributions
Authentic, educational, fun - a real feast for the senses!
Feb 2020
A group of us were taken on the wonderful Peacock Tour by the even more wonderful story-telling host Lakshmi, that took us round the Kaparleeshwarar Temple and Santhome Church, but also into one of the local priests’ houses, ending with a fabulous taste of the local cuisine. Not to mention a couple of tuk-tuk rides to get us from site to site. A great tour, made especially great by the sheer knowledge, passion, joy and professionalism of our guide, Lakshmi, whose stories made the whole experience really good fun and a real opportunity to properly learn about the local culture. A huge thank you for a truly educational and eye-opening introduction to the real Chennai.
Written 21 February 2020
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Hello, Thank you for your lovely review. We are so happy to have been authentic, education and fun! :D We had such a great time showing you around Mylapore, we hope to see you again. We run tours in Pondicherry, Trivandrum, Madurai and Mumbai too. Warmly, Jeshma
Written 25 February 2020
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Tom S
Bangkok, Thailand199 contributions
Storytellers with 5 stars
What a wonderful introduction to Chennai and India. We were 10 in a group that took the half day walking tour in and around Mylapore.

From temple to church to markets to small alleys. What stands out most, and will linger in my mind is the knowledgeable and energetic guide without whom it would have been just another tour. Thank you Storytrails for making this an unforgettable experience.

And thanks for never stopping at jewelry and bag shops and what else, which so many tour guides do for a bit of commission. This was 100%+ focus on its purpose, presenting your extraordinary culture.
Written 16 February 2020
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Hello, Thank you for your lovely review! We are so thrilled to hear that you found both your trails with us 5-star worthy :D Our storytellers had a blast hosting you, and we hope to see you all again. We run tours in Pondicherry, Trivandrum, Madurai and Mumbai too. Warmly, Jeshma
Written 25 February 2020
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TDL78704
Austin, TX13 contributions
Peacock trail
Excellent introduction to the sites in Chennai. Extremely pleasant guide. Headphones worked well to amplify her voice, so we did not miss any explanations
Written 11 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you found our Peacock trail an excellent introduction to Chennai. We run several other tours in Chennai, and also in Pondicherry, Trivandrum, Madurai and Mumbai. Do give us a shout if you're ever in town. We'd be happy to host you again. Cheers, Nayantara
Written 15 February 2020
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jackharrybill
Haworth, UK286 contributions
Interesting tour
I'll admit it religion isn't my favourite thing. This tour took us round a temple and a church. However, I really enjoyed the way that Vijay concentrated on telling the stories around the places and the people. Very engaging and well worth doing.
Written 11 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Peacock trail despite religion not being your favourite thing. We do hope you join us on more trails in Chennai. We also run them in Pondicherry, Trivandrum, Madurai and Mumbai. Cheers, Nayantara
Written 14 February 2020
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Bridget Ikin
2 contributions
insights into hidden Chennai!
Feb 2020
I spent a fascinating afternoon with Akila in Mylapore, plenty of time for real conversation and she's treasure trove of insights and anecdotes. Really brings the town to life! HIghly recommended. And we ended with a delicious meal together.
Written 10 February 2020
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Dash
Leeds, England, United Kingdom438 contributions
Fascinating insights
Loved this experience! Our guide, Karunya is a wonderful storyteller who took us on a gentle tour of the Kapaleeshwarar Temple, a traditional Hindu house, and Santhome Cathedral. Fascinating insights into Hindu beliefs and influence on everyday life. You’ll have to go on the trail to understand the peacock reference! Karunya ended our tour with a trip to a coffee house for a drink and dosa. We only had a day in Chennai and it was a great way to spend the morning. Highly recommended.
Written 10 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you had such a lovely trail and that our stories fascinated you. :D We do hope you come back to Chennai and try a few more of our trails. We also run trails in Pondicherry, Mumbai, Trivandrum and Madurai. Cheers, Nayantara
Written 14 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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