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Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

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  • Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore
  • See the sites of Chennai and learn about local culture
  • Explore the city on foot
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Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore
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Morning departure for Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore.
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Afternoon departure for Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore.
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Private tour Peacock trail PM
An exclusive, private tour of this popular walk in Mylapore hosted by a storyteller.
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Overview
Explore Chennai's Mylapore neighborhood with a local guide and learn about the rituals of daily life, hear stories of Gods and demons and gain a deeper understanding of local customs and traditions. This popular walking tour showcases the highlights and the history of this incredible city and is not to be missed.
What to Expect
There are many stories hidden behind the mundane rituals of daily life. As you walk through Mylapore, you will discover that every sight you behold has a story to tell. Read the symbolism behind some everyday activities on the streets and you will find that spirituality here doesn’t just start and end within holy places.

We will meet outside of Rasi Silks in Mylapore at 8:30am for morning departure or 4:00pm for afternoon departure. The Peacock Trail is a relaxing, enjoyable walk through Mylapore that comes with a bundle of stories – stories of local life, of Gods and demons, of ancient customs and symbolism, and of Mylapore and Madras. You might find them amusing or baffling and the stories should also help you make sense of the sights you are visiting.

Why is it called the Peacock Trail? Well, of course there is a story, too. Visit the Kapaleeshwara Temple, the Santhome Church, and walk through the by-lanes of Mylapore with a storyteller during this 3-hour tour. The tour is mostly on foot with a short stretch in an auto-rickshaw (local tuk-tuk) that are arranged and included in the tour and it will end with south Indian refreshments.
Reviews (56)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best Decision Ever

On the advice of the owner of our B&B (Footprint) Rucha, we went on the Peacock Walking Tour of Mylapore and San Thome with Storytrails. Our guide was excellent, and her stories and insights into South Indian culture and religion made the rest of our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank douglasj28
Storytrails I, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Douglas, Thank you for leaving us a review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your tour with us. It was our pleasure to host show you and your wife around Mylapore. We hope you do more tours with us in Chennai. We also...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing walk through the temple/cathedral

Wow! We did this tour on our second day in Chennai - what a great way to familiarize yourself with the history of Chennai and some of the town’s religious background. Our guide was a beacon of knowledge! Unfortunately I can’t remember her name, but...More

Thank evekirkendall
Storytrails I, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you were able to learn about Chennai and that you enjoyed your trail. We enjoyed hosting you, and hope that we can do it again soon. We also run trails in Madurai,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fascinating trail through Mylapore

We chose this tour to get an in-depth idea of the historic area of Mylaore. Akhila was a fantastic guide with good stories and an easy, relaxed manner. The highlight for the kids was the auto-rickshaw ride to the Santhome Church and learning how to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Pauline P
Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Pauline, Thank you leaving us a review. We are so happy that you and the children enjoyed the trail and were able to get a sense of Mylapore and Chennai. We had a lovely time hosting you :) Do come back and do more...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Must-do tour of Mylapore Kapaleeshwarar Temple & Santhome Church (St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica), Chennai

Story Trails is an excellent way to tour the historical places in Chennai. I went along with my daughter, who is eight years old. Even she was absolutely delighted during those two hours. We chose the Peacock Trails to tour Mylapore (and later went to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Vidya, Thank you for your very detailed review. We are so happy that you found so much to enjoy on the trail, and that both you and your daughter had a good time. We hope you come back and do more trails with us...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile
Worth every cent!

First time in India alone and I was looking at things to do in Chennai and this was one of the best things. Taught me so much about the local culture and my guide was absolute incredible. Afterwards we sat down for Dosa and Coffee,...More

Thank Alex S
Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Dear Alex, Thank you for leaving us a review. We are so happy to have made your first solo trip in India more enjoyable. We had a lovely time hosting you and would love to do it again. Do come back and look us up-...More

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skravana74
6 July 2018|
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Response from Storytrails I | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your interest in our tours. We would be happy to host you and your family. We have several kinds of trails, on an average they run to 2-3 hours. Our walks are more about stories, where we stop and share... More
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