Peacock Trail Walking Tour In Mylapore - Chennai

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30am Morning Departure, 4:00pm Afternoon Departure
  • Departure Details :
    Mylai Karpagambal Mess, 20, E Mada St, Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017, India
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Have you ever wondered why there are so many Gods in India? Or what the stars have to do with your future? As walking through the Mylapore neighborhood in Chennai, explore the fascinating stories hidden from the mundane rituals of daily life, the stories of Gods and demons, and the stories of ancient customs and symbolism. Mylapore is a bustling neighborhood in the heart of Chennai dated the city by at least 2,000 years and has maintained many traditions and arts that Chennai is so famous for.

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Family friendly
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

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 doesnt 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.

Inclusions

Local taxes

Bottled water

Snacks

Guide

Exclusions

Gratuities

Camera tickets at monuments (if applies)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

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

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 06-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!

  • 04-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).

  • 20-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.

  • 07-Feb-2018

    Ich kann den voranstehenden positiven Eindrücken anderer Reisender voll und ganz zustimmen. Akueella I hope I wrote her name not too wrong made a very good job. Sie hat die kleine Gruppe in leicht verständlichem Englisch sehr anschaulich informiert und auf Nachfragen kompetent und humorvoll reagiert.
    Ich kann eine Tour mit ihr ohne Einschränkungen empfehlen.

  • 31-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!

  • 13-Jan-2018

    This tour was amazing!

  • 12-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

  • 11-Nov-2017

    Fantastic guide :

  • 07-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.

  • 15-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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