Storytrails Madurai
Storytrails Madurai
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City ToursCultural ToursHistorical & Heritage ToursWalking ToursSightseeing Tours
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
About
India exists in her stories. Join Storytrails on thematic story-based walks and short tours that zigzag through the beat and pulse of the city. Some fact, some fiction, some myth, some superstition... Take back a slice of the local life, complete with its mélange of customs, traditions and myths.Don’t merely visit Madurai. Be a part of the story!
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Liz K
Manchester, UK38 contributions
We did an early morning walk in the lanes around the temple learning about the history, mythologies and religion. Swarna was a fascinating guide and took us at just the right pace, explaining everything clearly and with humour. Many memorable moments and little details that brought it all to life. Highly recommended.
Written 25 March 2023
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davidpollock1000
Oxford, UK1 contribution
Feb 2020
Excellent Tales! My charming storyteller was articulate, amusing and professional...she enlivened my visit to Madurai hugely and I commend this experience to anyone interested in the mythological roots of modern India
Written 18 March 2020
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Robert Allen
13 contributions
Feb 2020
I have been a lover of Indian food for 50 years and, on my first trip to India, my children gave me a private market-and-cooking-and-eating excursion with Priya as a birthday present. It was perfect. Priya was right on time and, after a visit to buy vegetables at a nearby famers market, we "went home to cook." I ground some masalas, made coconut chutney on a traditional stone grinder, made my own dosas, etc. It was a fantastic experience. Priya knows how to teach beginners, but she was also wonderful at adapting to my higher level of knowledge. One of my best memories of India!
Written 5 March 2020
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Storytrails I
Hello, Thank you for your lovely review. We are so happy to have been a part of your first trip to India, and so very thrilled to be one of your best memories from the trip. We hope you come back and get to see more of the country. And of course, we'd be more than happy to host you again. Cheers, Nayantara
Written 12 March 2020
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JRMF
York, UK6 contributions
What a lovely way to see the city of Madurai in a different light, to understand a little of its history and culture through stories beautifully told by our guide, Priya, in the atmospheric streets around the temple. It was a really special evening, thanks.
Written 4 March 2020
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Storytrails I
Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trail with us in Madurai and that it showed you Madurai in a different light. :) We hope we see you again. We do run tours in Chennai, Pondicherry, Trivandrum and Mumbai as well. Cheers, Nayantara
Written 12 March 2020
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Roving05806911751
1 contribution
Feb 2020
While being very informative, teaching us history and myths, the tour was so much fun! The guide had a sense of humor, and was very accepting to our curiosity, patiently answering all our quetsions, great and small, about life in India, and about Meenakshi Temple. We strongly recommend!
Written 29 February 2020
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Storytrails I
Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you found the tour fun- and that you've designated a must in Madurai. :D Do come and try more trails with us. We run them in Mumbai, Chennai, Pondicherry or Trivandrum as well. Warmly, Akila
Written 6 March 2020
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Dash
Leeds, England, United Kingdom438 contributions
We got off to a 7am start outside the North exit of the Meenakshi Temple when it was cooler and not busy. Our guide, Swarna, was an excellent storyteller for our small group of 3. She brought great context and understanding of Hinduism through the lens of Madurai culture and customs. And good humour! She also helped me get appropriate medical attention for a foot infection. Thanks again, Swarna!
Written 20 February 2020
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Hello, Thank you for your lovely review :) We are so happy to know that you enjoyed the trail and that it gave you some context for Hinduism. We hope your foot is fully healed, and that the rest of your trip goes wonderfully. Do come and join us on more tours if you're in India again. We run tours in Chennai, Mumbai, Pondicherry and Trivandrum too. Cheers, Nayantara
Written 21 February 2020
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Bev S
Gold Coast, Australia20 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Spice trails in Madurai was an interesting visit to a house to learn about cooking. We made a drink if ginger, green chilli, yogurt, salt, water (coriander and curry leaves churned) and garnished with coriander and curry leaves. Delicious. We loved doing the home cooking in the host’s own house. Such a good vibe for an authentic experience.
Written 18 February 2020
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Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so happy to know that you enjoyed learning about Indian cooking and that it felt like an authentic experience for you. We hope you come and try a few other trails with us. We also run them in Chennai, Pondicherry, Trivandrum and Mumbai. Cheers, Nayantara
Written 19 February 2020
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Jürg
Stäfa, Switzerland15 contributions
Feb 2020
Don't just visit the temple, when in Madurai, because this tour takes you into the small alleys around the famous monument. Lots of stories there, great tour, wonderful guide. I really enjoyed ist, thank you Swarna!
Written 8 February 2020
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Hello, Thank you for your review. We are glad you were able to enjoy all the little streets and lesser-known elements of Madurai. We loved sharing stories with you, and we'd love to do it again. Do come and join us on more trails in Chennai, Pondicherry, Trivandrum and Mumbai. Cheers, Nayantara
Written 19 February 2020
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Graham B
Mobile, AL55 contributions
Swarna was our guide for the tour and was superb.

It is all well planned and executed, from placing the booking, to having a sign at the meeting point so that you can be sure you are in the right place, to the earpieces they provide so that you can hear all that your guide says and breakfast at the end.

The group was us and one other couple and we found that there was plenty of opportunity to ask questions, which Swarna was superb at answering.

Really glad we chose to do this tour - highly recommended.
Written 7 February 2020
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Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trail with us and found it informative. We had a great time hosting you, and we hope to see you again. We also run tours in Chennai, Pondicherry, Trivandrum and Mumbai. Cheers, Nayantara
Written 19 February 2020
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gianugoturista
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg6 contributions
Jan 2020
A very entertaining visit to the surrounding area of the main Madurai temple, with a mix of local history, legends and the never-ending adventures of Hindu gods. Great to discover hidden corners, such as the Jain temple and the 11 pillars. The guide was very kind and used her voice skillfully to enhance the presentations.
Written 29 January 2020
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Hello, Thank you for your review. It's wonderful to hear that you had an entertaining visit, and were able to discover some of Madurai's hidden corners. We'd love to host you again. We run tours in we also Chennai, Pondicherry, Trivandrum and Mumbai as well. Regards, Lakshmi
Written 3 February 2020
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