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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
From US$23,00
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Peacock Trail - Morning TourMost Popular
Morning departure for Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore.
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Peacock Trail - Afternoon Tour
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.
From US$53,00
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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 (54)
1 - 5 of 36 reviews
Reviewed 4 days 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

Thank Pauline P
Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days 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 1 week ago
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

Thank vidyasub
Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic tour

Wow! What an interesting tour - absolutely fascinating, I learnt so much about the culture and way of life, the religious aspects too. The stories that were told around the tour were both entertaining and educational. I left feeling so knowledgable about an area that...More

Thank bethersbeth
Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. :) We are glad to have made the trip a memorable one. We hope you come back and do more tours with us soon. We also run tours in Chennai, Madurai and Pondicherry. Cheers, The...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Peacock, Bazaar, AND Spice Trails

I was in town for a week visiting a friend working in Chennai. On Monday I attended the Peacock Trail and Lakshmi did such a wonderful job I signed up for the Bazaar Trail on the next day. Akila hosted the Bazaar Trail which was...More

Thank rmsmith1201
Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for leaving us a review. We are glad to have been the highlight of your visit to Chennai. :) We loved showing you around, so we hope that you visit again soon, and sign up for more trails. We also run trails...More

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skravana74
6 July 2018|
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Response from Storytrails | 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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