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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.
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San Thome Church
Kapaleeshwar Temple
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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.
  • Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore
  • See the sites of Chennai and learn about local culture
  • Explore the city on foot
  • Enjoy the personalized attention of a local guide
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile
Simply excellent and much more than I thought

What a great surprise. I was expecting a tour of the neighborhoods and the temple, some facts and some interesting tidbits about Madras and Chennai. Yep, got all that and much, much more. Lakshmi is a premier guide and you will see from my postings...More

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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Nothing thrills us more than a guest who really gets into the spirit of the trail, and takes away everything you have. We're sorry we couldn't have you on the Bazaar walk with us. Do let us...More

Reviewed July 2, 2018
Amazing tour

Lakshmi was an amazing guide. Tour was a great way to see and learn about the city and it's people. My only regret was I did not have time to do more of the Story Trail tours on my trip. I would recommend this tour,...More

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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Dear Heidi, Thank you for that wonderful review. We're just as sorry that we couldn't show you around more of the city. Next time you're in Chennai- or Madurai or Pondicherry, where we also run trails- let us know and we'd be thrilled to host...More

Reviewed June 27, 2018
Great Value

Kaushik gave a wonderful tour filled with stories and was able to answer all questions about anything we did not understand with an abundance of knowledge.

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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Dear Nishant, Thank you for your review. We were very happy to be able to show you around the city. We also run tours in Madurai and Pondicherry, so do look us up if you're ever visiting. Cheers, The Storytrails Team

Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile
Excellent tour and value for money

Lakshmi was a superb tour guide. Brought the places to life. Price included water, a ride in an auto, snack at a local Indian place. Excellent value for money. Would recommend to anyone. My first review on tripadvisor - I felt compelled to write something....More

Thank Steve M
Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2018

Thank you Steve! We're honoured to be your first review on here. We hope to see you on our tours again soon.

Reviewed April 9, 2018
Very interesting tour in and around the temple

Akila told us many stories about the temple, the gods and the rituals. We visited the temple and its surroundings. I found the colourful front very beautiful. We also visited San Thome Cathedral and ended the tour at Nithya Amirtham restaurant and patisserie, great place!

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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