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Private Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore provided by Storytrails

Private Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

Private Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Have you ever wondered why there are so many Gods in India? Or what the stars have to do with your future? As you walk through the Mylapore neighborhood in Chennai, explore fascinating stories hidden from the mundane rituals of daily life in South India - stories of Gods and demons, and stories of ancient customs and symbolism. Mylapore is a bustling neighborhood in the heart of Chennai dated the city by at least 2,000 years and has maintained many traditions and arts that Chennai is so famous for.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5708P12
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Guide
  • Private tour
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
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, East Mada Street
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Guide
  • Private tour
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
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, East Mada Street
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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, East Mada Street
    See address & details
  • 1
    Kapaleeshwarar Temple
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Mylapore
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Santhome Cathedral Basilica
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Sitara S
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
Lakshmi was an excellent tour guide - knowledgeable, friendly, and catered the material well to our specific group. Our family walked away feeling like we had a newfound appreciation and understanding of key places in Chennai, despite all of us being Tamilians ourselves who have visited the city many times! We would recommend this tour to anyone, either a local who wants a fresh perspective on new places, or someone new looking to learn about Chennai for the first time.
Written 7 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Storytrails C
Hello, Thank you for your lovely review. We are so happy to know that you enjoyed learning fresh perspectives about Chennai's culture and tradition. Thank you for your kind recommendation. We hope you try out our trails in other cities too. We also run them in Madurai and Trivandrum. Cheers, Lavanya
Written 8 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TRees
Cardiff, UK1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Couples
Excellent tour one of the best. Great stories that I have never heard before despite many previous visits to temples.
Written 7 March 2020
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Margaret F
1 contribution
Jan 2020
I am a regular visitor to Chennai on business and I don't often have time to be a tourist. But when a friend was in town recently we joined this tour and it was just wonderful. Our guide Akila was a passionate, natural storyteller. We came away feeling we had been comprehensively educated not just about the secrets of life in Chennai but also Hindu culture, local politics and Indian customs and traditions. It was a beautiful evening and experiencing the sun setting over the local temples and markets was very special. I loved it so much I've booked for the Bazaar tour next week!
Written 8 January 2020
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Hello, Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour, and thought it special. We are even more delighted that you'll be joining us on the Bazaar trail. :D See you soon! Cheers, Nayantara
Written 10 January 2020
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Matthew R
2 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
We had a great time! We saw a temple, some local homes, and the remains of st. thomas. I got so much more out of hearing the background of the sites. Our guide has such a gift for providing amusing anecdotes in such a way which blended theology which the things we are seeing. Highly recommended
Written 12 February 2019
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Dear Matthew, Thank you for your review and recommendation. It is lovely to know that you got so much out of the trail. :) We do try to give people a context for what they're seeing, and we're glad to know that it helped make your visit richer. We also run tours in Madurai, Pondicherry and Trivandrum, and we'd be very happy to host you again. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
Written 17 February 2019
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Sven E
4 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
Great tour in Chennai visiting the Kapaleeshwarar Temple and tank Temple and the Sant Home church. Our guide was a great enthusiastic story teller. Great tour!
Written 27 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Sven, The Kapaleeshwara Temple is really something, isn't it? Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - we hope to see you on more trails soon! Thanks, Storytrails
Written 4 March 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wouter S
8 contributions
We went with a big group on the peacock trail with our guide A/Equilla (names are quite difficult).

We had a great time. The headsets are soooo useful! The guide had great stories and we talked not just about all the temples but also living in India and Chennai in general.

All the transport and food was very well arranged (which in India is an amazing job based on all my other experiences during our 3 weeks there).

Would recommend to everybody, also her English was very easy to understand.
Written 27 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Wouter, Akila is fascinated by your spelling of her name - in fact, she is quite tempted to change it to Equilla! Thank you very much for your kind words - we're delighted to hear you enjoyed the Peacock Trail, the temple, and the tales of life in Chennai. We hope to see you on more trails too! Thanks, Storytrails
Written 4 March 2018
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David F
4 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
I had two private tours -- the peacock tour and the British colonial history (not sure of the name) tour with Lakshmi. She was an excellent guide all around -- knowledgeable, engaging, and flexible. We were able to move back and forth in our conversation between history, culture, and current events. All told, hers were among the best walking tours I've taken. I look forward to more tours in Chennai with Storytrails.
Written 21 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear David, We had the best time walking with you on the Peacock Trail and the British Blueprints Trail in Chennai. Thank you for your review and recommendation - we've passed on your compliments to Lakshmi. We're looking forward to hosting you on more walks soon. Thanks, Storytrails
Written 23 February 2018
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awrightcharlie
Edinburgh, UK98 contributions
A group of three of us booked the peacock walking tour with Storytrails. Our guide Lakshmi took us around Mylapore. As the name of her company indicates, the style is to tell stories related to what we saw. Some of these were general history but most were personal or family anecdotes. One of the best things we did on this week long business trip to India. As an introduction to customs and culture in the south generally, let alone Mylapore in particular, I doubt you will find a better use of three hours!
Written 12 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a detailed review on Tripadvisor! We're glad to know that you took so much away from spending three hours with us. Mylapore really is a wonderful introduction to the city's thriving culture, and we're happy we got to show you around. We recommend our Bazaar and Food Trails next! Thanks, Storytrails
Written 16 January 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Storytrails
IJustLiveHere
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This is a Must-Do in Chennai
My teens and I enjoyed this outdoor walk through the history and culture of Mylapore, one of the oldest places in C
Andrew C
Andrew C
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A great story well told
What an interesting way to combine the past, the present and the future. And placing India in the world.
lhaouriqui
lhaouriqui
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peacock trail with Akila
Amazing visit of a mylapore temple and the church of Saint-Thomas in Chennai all thanks to our guide Akila who had
LouiseP2909
LouiseP2909
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Brilliant - Chennai Bazaar Trail
We had a great tour of George Town street markets in Chennai - we booked only 4 hours before, online, and the whole
Bruce-Anne
Bruce-Anne
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Not to be missed.
Our guide Akila was superb - knowledgeable, friendly with a great sense of humour and excellent english. The meet
Cynth2514
Cynth2514
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Pondicherry trails
It was entertaining and informative. To know the history is one thing but to be told in a very interesting and dram
DanielFamilyCanada
DanielFamilyCanada
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Sense of Place and History
A really lovely tour of the French quarters in Pondicherry. A microcosm of world history, interactions between cult
Z4186RAevaw
Z4186RAevaw
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Wonderful Tour
The Tour was absolutly fantastic and showed us parts of chennai, we never would have found alone. Our guide Tara wa
escape4ever
escape4ever
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Favourite tour in India
My daughter and I so enjoyed this wonderful tour and really recommend it. The time flew by as we walked around the
LAIS20182020
LAIS20182020
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Dakshinachitra visit!
The stories that we heard were magical. Laxmi kept us engaged with her impactful stories and the twinkle in her eye
Kar C
Kar C
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Another Great Story Telling Trail
We met Nayantara at the meetup point on time. We walked over to a temple close by and the stories began. We went
Kar C
Kar C
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Great Story telling Food Trail
Met our story teller Karunya at the meetup point and the wonderful story began. We walked and ate for almost 2 ful
bostontravelnman
bostontravelnman
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Great Peacock Trail Experience
We booked a private tour and had Lakshmi as our guide. She was wonderful! The stories related to the temple and chu
mararch2020
mararch2020
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A Chennai must-do
An insight into Chennai with an amazing guide is also an insight into Indian life, history and culture.
dominique0157
dominique0157
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Friendly conferences
Very well documented and live conferences, mixing day-to-day life and history: exactly what we like!
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