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Storytrails

Chennai, India
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About Storytrails
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 everyday sights on the streets - the local customs, symbolisms and the fascinating stories behind the mundane rituals of life. Hosted by a team of articulate storytellers, these trails are an enjoyable way for visitors to appreciate the local way of life. Pick from nine different tours in Chennai.
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Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

Benefit from a half-day walking tour of the vibrant Mylapore neighborhood in Chennai led by a local guide who shares insightful commentary about India’s history, daily life, and religious customs. See attractions such as San Thome Church and Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and learn about legends that speak of gods and demons. Your tour includes bottled water, and stops to sample typical South Indian snacks, and coffee or tea.
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3 hours
from US$ 26.14

Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town

See the eclectic marketplaces and colorful bazaars on this memorable walking tour of Chennai. Explore George Town and uncover the stories of daily life and local people as you listen to your friendly local guide share historical legends and old folklore. You'll navigate the crowded markets and narrow lanes as you experience the life of a local on this interactive and engaging tour that's not to be missed.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from US$ 26.14

Small-Group Guided Food Trail in the Sowcarpet Market

Step away from bland tourist menus with the benefit of a small-group walking in Chennai that features everyday South Indian foods enjoyed by locals. Your guide leads you through an array of food stalls at Sowcarpet Market that serve the dishes that sustain Chennai’s residents. Taste popular foods at trustworthy stands that are known for Gujarati chaats (savory snacks), Pav bhaji (vegetable curry), badam milk (spiced beverage), and more.
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3 hours
from US$ 30.94

Private Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

Delving into Chennai’s Mylapore neighborhood independently could mean you skim over some landmarks and cultural insights, or lose your bearings. This private walking tour ensures you cover the highlights and enjoy observations on local life you’d likely miss alone. Follow the heritage Peacock Trail to the Kapaleeshwara Temple and other sights, and hear tales of Chennai's religion and culture. A tuk tuk ride, snacks, and choice of departures are included.
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3 hours
from US$ 60.80

Private Food Trail in Sowcarpet Market

Explore the streets of Sowcarpet, one of the oldest markets in Chennai
Sample the best local street food from some of the oldest names in this business
Listen to stories of local life and customs
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2 hours 30 minutes
from US$ 65.07
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Andrew C wrote a review Mar 2020
Headington, United Kingdom19 contributions5 helpful votes
What an interesting way to combine the past, the present and the future. And placing India in the world.
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lhaouriqui wrote a review Mar 2020
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Amazing visit of a mylapore temple and the church of Saint-Thomas in Chennai all thanks to our guide Akila who had appealing story telling skills. Would 100% recommend to anyone visiting Chennai just remember to wear footwear easy to wear and take off (like flip-flops)
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Louise P wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had a great tour of George Town street markets in Chennai - we booked only 4 hours before, online, and the whole booking process was incredibly easy - plus could pay on card, which is super useful as we were only in Chennai for 2 nights, so didn't want to take out too much cash. Our guide was fantastic, super friendly, super knowledgeable and great to spend 2 hours with! We will definitely book again on our next trip to India!
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Bruce-Anne wrote a review Mar 2020
Auckland Region, New Zealand22 contributions8 helpful votes
Our guide Akila was superb - knowledgeable, friendly with a great sense of humour and excellent english. The meeting point was easy to find. We enjoyed her insightful stories about the sites we saw as well as other local historic events. All aspects of the tour were interesting. We came away feeling we had gained some insight into life in Chennai in general. At the end of the tour she also helped us with transport to get back to our hotel. Highly recommended tour.
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Cynth2514 wrote a review Mar 2020
Chennai, India1 contribution
It was entertaining and informative. To know the history is one thing but to be told in a very interesting and dramatic manner is a skill.
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