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Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

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Chennai, India

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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.
  • Peacock Trail walking tour in Mylapore
  • See the sites of Chennai and learn about local culture
  • Get a chance to sample popular snacks and coffee or tea
  • Enjoy the personalized attention of a local guide
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Local taxes
Bottled water
Snacks
Guide
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Coffee and/or Tea
Gratuities
Camera tickets at monuments (if applies)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Mylai Karpagambal Mess, 20, E Mada St, Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017, India

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Storytrails India

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

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Great walk
Anna_R
, Feb 2020
Well spoken, with great English. We enjoyed every moment of our tour with you. Couldn’t ask for a better experience. Thank you.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hello, Thank you for feedback. It is lovely to hear that you had a great walk that was all you could ask for. :D We hope to see you on more of our trails- we also run them in Mumbai, Madurai, Pondicherry or Trivandrum. Warmly, Akila
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Highly recommend
bettyungerman
, Feb 2020
Great experience! I highly recommend!! We learned so much about the temple and it’s inner workings. Plus, the idly still the end was delicious.
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Fantastic Tour, Even Better Tour Guide
meganpukala2007
, Feb 2020
What a lovely tour, and an even better tour guide! Aquila was a wonderful storyteller with a warm personality. She showed us shades of Chennai through visits to a famous temple, a famous cathedral, and a local priest's home. Aquila mixed stories of India's past with commentary on its modern society, both of which I found so fascinating. The tour included a bonus auto ride and ended with a delicious idly and sambar snack. Highly recommend!
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Loved it!
efleishman
, Feb 2020
Karunya was an excellent guide. She shared so many stories about the temple and took us into the family home of a priest. We felt like we got an in-depth view of daily life. We also enjoyed the snack at the end (at local cafe).
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Excellent guide, fascinating stories
ambazen
, Jan 2020
Lakshmi was a delightful and knowledgable guide and really brought life to the Hindu myths and stories. She was also solicitous of our need for shade. The pick up option seemed very expensive. Viator sent our booking on through another website, so there was a delay in it being recognised.
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We had a wonderful guide and despite...
Greg C
, Apr 2018
We had a wonderful guide and despite turning up to somewhere we had never been before it was out first morning in India, our guide found us pretty quickly amongst the crowds of people arriving to visit the Temple. We had a very personal service and great introduction to India. It was all capped off with a lovely breakfast and south-Indian coffee, which I can whole-heatedly recommend. We were also given a local cafe/restaurant recommendation for a place near our hotel, Chamier, which despite not selling alcohol, is a great place to eat. Mylapore and the Temple is an amazing place, as is Chennai, and really tests our senses, both from an historical perspective, but also from the sheer number of people and the chaos that creates on the roads etc. We had a wonderful tour and happy to recommend highly.
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The Mylapore tour was wonderful! We...
Steven M
, Jan 2018
The Mylapore tour was wonderful! We learned so much about local and Hindu culture and traditions while exploring the temple and church. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and clear. We had been to many temples and cities before but never understood as much as we did while taking this tour. Well worth it!
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It was a wonderful first taste of...
Frances K
, Jan 2018
It was a wonderful first taste of India for our group. We thought it was well done and we so appreciate our guides patience
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We had a really great tour and...
Govindh M
, Nov 2017
We had a really great tour and Lakshmi our guide was amazing. I am a native of chennai and spent 25 years in Chennai before moving to the USA and very familiar with Mylapore but decided to take the tour for our American friends instead of giving them my own home brewed version. That was the best decision that I made. The tour was very informative and structured very well. The tour of the Hindu temple priests house is a really unique experience and the tour also took us to St. Thomas church which I had never visited and did not realize that it commemorated one of the apostles. Very well narrated and organized. Will fully recommend it for tourists and natives.
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The storyteller was good but this...
Eugenia T
, Aug 2017
The storyteller was good but this tour was not what I expected. I recommend only if you want to learn about the stories behind the Hindu symbols.
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