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Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

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    Stop At: San Thome Church, 38 San Thome High Road, Chennai (Madras) 600004 India

    Visit the Santhome Basilica and listen to stories of the arrival of St Thomas to India and the evolution of Christianity in these parts

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Kapaleesvarar Sannadhi Street Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Chennai (Madras) 600004 India

    Visit the Kapaleeshwara temple in Mylapore and explore every Hindu customs and rituals and the fascinating stories behind them

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Mylapore, Chennai (Madras) India

    This is a walk through the Mylapore neighbourhood in the heart of Chennai. It is a 2000 year old village that predates the city itself and is the nub of local culture.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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    Departure Point
    Rasi Silks, No.1, Sannathi St, Sarvamangala Colony, Aruna Colony, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local taxes
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Guide
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Camera tickets at monuments (if applies)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We were recommended this tour by a local contact and were not left disappointed. Our guide told us many interesting stories over our three hour tour around Mylapore. We learnt about the history of each attraction and their importance within the history of Chennai. We...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Q6839UPdhyh
    Storytrails I, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Hello, Thank you for leaving us a review. We are so happy to hear that you found the tour interesting, and that you enjoyed the filter coffee :) We really enjoyed taking you around Mylapore and would be happy to do it again. We also...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    All aspects of Mylapore not covered appropriately. Several of the temples in Mylapore left out , only the Kapaleeshwar temple was briefly covered.More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank mrgsunil
    Storytrails I, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Thanks for your review and feedback. We completely agree with your observations. The Peacock trail is not a tour of Mylapore and it is certainly not a tour of temples. As advertised, the peacock trail focuses on stories behind local customs and symbolism. It is...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The guide had an in depth understanding of the places visited, and was good at explaining. The visit to a home was a privilege gave a rare insight for a visitor. The snack at the end was a pleasing touch. At the beginning, we nearly...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Rebecca T
    Storytrails I, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Rebecca, Thank you for leaving us a review and for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the tour and the snack :) We are glad you didn't miss us, and will certainly take your suggestions into account. Do come back and join...More

    Reviewed 1 July 2019

    We took two tours with our guide - the Peacock and a private spice trail/ cooking class. Both were wonderfully informative and gave a great depiction of life in Chennai. our guide was fabulous and answered all our questions. Would definitely recommend!!!More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank HeidiG84
    Storytrails I, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2019

    Dear Heidi, How happy we are to know that you enjoyed both your tours with us. Thank you for leaving a review and recommendation. We hope you come back soon, and do more trails with us. We also conduct them in Pondicherry, Madurai and Trivandrum....More

    Reviewed 25 June 2019

    This walking tour includes touring a temple as well as a Catholic Church, stepping into a Chenai residence's home, a bite to eat in a local cafe and an auto rickshaw ride. Our guide - Akila was friendly, engaging and easy to talk with on...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Madison_WITraveler
    Storytrails I, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2019

    Dear Madison, Thank you for leaving us a review and the recommendation. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your Peacock trail with us, and that you found it both unique and informative. :) We do several other trails in Chennai, and offer trails...More

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    8 September 2019|
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    Response from Rebecca T | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, I too was a female tourist travelling alone, and it was a good tour with a female guide. I did not know pick up and drop off were available, and used a taxi. It would be easy to get a taxi from the station, and the guide... More
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    6 July 2018|
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    Response from Storytrails I | 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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