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Story-based walking tours and short excursions that zig-zag through the beat and the pulse of the city; from its oldest parts to its busy bazaars, through dance and art to its rural heart. Unlike sight-seeing tours, these trails focus on the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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21/2, TTK Road, 1st Cross, | Sriram Nagar,, Chennai (Madras) 600018, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 yesterday

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 3 days ago

I simply wouldn't have got as much out of the experience without our guide, Lakshmi, who wasn't only very informative, but also a very animated, engaging storyteller. She never rushed us and answered all of our (probably very annoying) questions with patience and good grace.More

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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, Thank you for your review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our trail and got all your questions answered. It really is our pleasure to tell you as much about a place as we can, so there was nothing annoying about it....More

Reviewed 4 days ago

A colleague and I took this tour, and it turned out to be amazing. The tour guide and story teller Priya is obviously passionate about her job, and is incredibly knowledgable about the area and it's history. He story telling is interesting, and she invites...More

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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Michael, Thank you for your review. We are so happy that our trail was the highlight of your trip. We were happy to be able to take you around Pondicherry and discuss it's history with you. We hope you do come back and do...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

My friend and I did the street food trail around Georgetown, Chennai and we were both completely enthralled - amazing food and drink, excellent guide in Lakshmi. She was very welcoming, knowledgeable and friendly! Highlight of our holiday so far.More

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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Chris, Thank you for your review. it is lovely to hear that you and your friend had such a wonderful time on the trail, and that you enjoyed the food. We certainly enjoyed hosting you, so do come back and do more tours with...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I did two tours during my stay in Chennai - the Peacock and the Bazaar tours. Both were led by a wonderful guide, Akila, who was really approachable with any questions and shared a lot of interesting information.Although I found unreasonably difficult to get the...More

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Thank Judit S
Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Judit, Thank you for review. We are glad that you enjoyed both your trails with us and got your questions answered. We are sorry about the issue with booking confirmation. We appreciate your feedback. We do hope you come back to Chennai and do...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great evening with Priya including a couple of unexpected interruptions which added extra colour to the stories. I've been on the Chennai trail and intend to go on the Madurai one too. Love the concept as well as being able to potter...More

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

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you've been enjoying your trails with us. We loved showing you around both Chennai and Pondicherry and look forward to seeing you in Madurai. We also do a trail in Trivandrum, so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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

I fully enjoyed the experience. The session was wonderful and enjoyable. The guide was knowledgeable, helpful, and extremely interactive with the group.More

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

Hello, Thank you for leaving us a review. We are happy to know that you had an enjoyable time on our trail. :) If your ever visiting Madurai, Trivandrum or Pondicherry, do look up the trails we do in those cities. We'd love to host...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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

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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

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Floyd C
Hey Staff of Storytrails, I'll be there tomorrow morning and wondering if you'll be free to capture some captivating, dynamic content to best illustrate the charms of Chennai. I would personally film content based on your preferences and what you like since I don't have any particular places I've decided to see for sure. That being said the irony of it all is that my job involves travelling as I am a flight attendant and I have recently begun vlogging. After a month my employer saw my videos and asked if they could use it on the company intranet to motivate other colleagues to go out and venture in every destination we go to so this would be a good way to advertise your contact details as there is always one set of cabin crew who stay in Chennai every day. Here's my channel so you can get a glimpse of what I do: TheFloydChronicles is the name of my Youtube channel if you want to see how I've collaborated with tour guides before. That being said, I'll be there on the 7th and was wondering if you or someone you know would be available for to creating a dynamic video on what to do if you had one day in Madras. So tell me if you'll be free on that day if you're in Chennai and what and we'll see if we can move forward from there and of course we'll be plugging all your social media links if I'm lucky enough to do this video with you. Thank you for your help and hope to hear from you soon. Kind regards Floyd
6 June 2018|
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Response from Storytrails | Property representative |
Hey Floyd, Thank for getting in touch with us. Unfortunately we do have a policy where in we don't allow videos on our trails as it makes guests uncomfortable. You are however welcome to join one of our trails. The... More
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Response from Roger M | Reviewed this property |
You will need to check with the Indian authorities. I believe that they may have different rules for their expats.
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