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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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21/2, TTK Road, 1st Cross, | Sriram Nagar,, Chennai (Madras) 600018, India
+91 99400 40215
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 March 2015

I recently had a business trip to Chennai (my first visit to India), with only one day available for sight-seeing. I've learned that personalized tours are the best way to not just "see a city" but get an idea of the real heart-beat of a...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 January 2013

After a lot of correspondence we settled for the Chennai Medley, in this case a combination of Peacock Trail and Mystic Trail. The Peacock Trail was supposed to include the Kapaleshwar Temple and Santhome Basilica. What I failed to realize was that by adding the...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2018

This afternoon I toured the Bazaar area of Georgetown with delight! Our tour guide, Lakshmi was knowledgeable of the area streets and also knew many of the shopkeepers. She led us safely through narrow streets full of colorful vendors selling leather goods, fruits and vegetables...More

Thank Anita H
Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Dear Anita, Thank you for leaving us a review. It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your time in the bazaar. We certainly loved taking you around. Do send us those pictures if you can, and definitely join us on more trails in Chennai! We...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

The bazaar trail tour with Lakshmi was wonderful. It was truely a unique way to see Chennai. Lakshmi took us through the narrow streets of the market and told us stories about the different vendors and explained many traditions that one does not pick up...More

Thank Caroline G
Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Dear Caroline. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour of the bazaar, and that you learned about life in Chennai. It was a pleasure hosting you. We also do trails in Madurai, Pondicherry and Trivandrum, so do look us up if you're visiting....More

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely time listening to a theatrical narration by Nayantara Nair -mylapore history, kapaleeswarar temple,a visit to an agragrham(brahmin quarters), san thome church. Never knew an apostle was buried in chennai.a nice walk coupled with a short auto ride, finishing off with masala dosa...More

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

Dear Kumar, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're always happy when guests make discoveries about the city through our stories. It was out pleasure hosting you. We have several other trails in Chennai, as well as trails in Pondicherry,...More

Reviewed 7 September 2018

Like a previous reviewer, I came across Storytrails by chance when looking for a walking tour to do at short notice in Chennai. So glad I did! The Peacock Trail walks and talks you through the Kapaleeshwarar Temple, sharing tales from the Hindu faith and...More

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

Hello, Thank you for your review. It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your trail with us- and that you enjoyed the filter coffee as well :D We were very happy to host you, and would love to do so again. We have several other...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018

GO HUNGRY!! This tour was attended by my teenagers(reluctant, and sulky) and I. The teenagers changed their attitude soon and were quick to appreciate the stories by Lakshmi Shankar. Thank you, Lakshmi, for handling the girls with such panache! We loved our experience and I...More

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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Dear Gayatri, Thank you for your review! We're glad to know that our tour kept both you and your girls entertained. We would love to host you again in Chennai! We also do food trails in Pondicherry and Madurai, and have recently launched a walking...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018

This was a great introduction to the temples and churches of Mylapore. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and had many great stories to tell. She used electronic earpieces, so it was very easy to hear her, and she told us many interesting facts about the...More

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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Dear Caroline, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and got to know Mylapore a little better. We do other tours in Chennai, as well as tours in Pondicherry, Madurai and Trivandrum,...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

What a brilliant experience! Lakshmi was incredibly knowledgable, so organised - keeping us in touch using earpieces to counterbalance the wonderfully incessant tooting, and so very respectful and engaging with the hard working people we walked among. We got a much deeper understanding of this...More

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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Dear Rebecca, Thank you for that lovely review. It's great to hear that you got some insight into the bazaar and Chennai itself through our tour. We'd be very happy to host you again. We also do trails in Pondicherry, Madurai or Trivandrum, so if...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018

While in Chennai for a wedding, a group of 13 booked in for a cooking class. This was a standout experience for us! Our storyteller Lakshmi was so engaging and knowledgeable, we loved listening to her and learning about Indian food and culture. After the...More

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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hello, Thank you for leaving us a review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your Spice Trail with us. We had great fun hosting all of you-- you had so much energy! :D We'd love to host you again, so if you're ever...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018

I went on my first international trip ever and stayed in Chennai India for one week. I must admit that I was very nervous coming from the U.S. (especially being a black woman) with all the bad things that I was told about India. So...More

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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Hello, Thank you for your enthusiastic review! We're so thrilled to have been a part of your first international trip. And that you felt safe and happy with us. It was our pleasure hosting you, so do come back soon and let us show you...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Must experience service from Storytrails. Their engaging story telling and rich content transports users to the the time and place in history

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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review.We're glad you enjoyed the tour with us. Do look us up if you're ever visiting Chennai again. We also run trails in Pondicherry, Trivandrum and Madurai. Cheers, The Storytrails Team

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Alwarpet, located in the heart of Chennai, is one of
the most upmarket neighbourhoods in the city. During a
stroll along the serene, spacious and green patches of
the Boat Club Road and Poes Garden area which is home
to Chennai’s top political leaders, business tycoons
and filmstars, it is common to see Rolls Royces,
Lamborghinis, Porsches, Jaguars and Audis just whiz
past. A large number of the city’s most popular
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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|
Response from Storytrails I | 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
13 March 2017|
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.