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Storytrails

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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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21/2, TTK Road, 1st Cross, | Sriram Nagar,, Chennai 600018, India
Alwarpet
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We met our guide Lakshmi at 4pm for a walking food tour of Georgetown. She took us to little places we would never have found on our own, through a busy market full of pedestrians, motorbikes, tuktuks and COWS! The atmosphere was eclectic and the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

The Peacock trail was excellent, so we also took the Bazaar tour. Nayantara is a brilliant historian, story teller, & entertainer. She brought history to life and completely related it to modern Chennai. Wonderful

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Shaun S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I joined the Peacock Walk with the lovely Lakshmi. The three hour walk focused on the temple and back streets around it and the sights were as colourful as the stories and legends Lakshmi told us. Her enthusiasm was catching and I fell totally under...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank seaprincess2013
Storytrails I, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, Thank you for such a lovely review. <3 We are so happy to hear that Mylapore put a spell on you- it never fails to enchant us as well! It is thrilling for us to be called the'best thing' you did in Chennai :D...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time in both Pondicherry and Chennai with Storytrails! Our storytellers Priya and Akila were both wonderful, and we felt like we experienced something truly unique that we would not have on our own. We have done walking tours throughout our travels...More

Thank arunikak
Storytrails I, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, Thank you for your review and your recommendation. We are so happy to hear that you found our trails in Chennai and Pondicherry unique :D We would be more than happy to host you again, so do come back and visit us. We also...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took the Bazar Tour which was great we spent two and a half hours wandering about the market in the company of Akila who who talked us through many interesting stores and shops This was a great way to see what would for many...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ColinC715
Storytrails I, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Colin, Thank you for leaving us a review. Bazaars can be chaotic, but as you rightly pointed out, with the right guide, it becomes a treasure-trove of sights, sounds and of course stories. It was a pleasure to take you through the Georgetown Bazaar....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent information and legends about the sights told by a very knowledgeable guide with excellent English; the system of microphones they use is an excelkent way to follow what the guide says; i highly recommend storytellers.More

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Safari03184033963
Storytrails I, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, Thank you for your review. :) We are so happy to hear that you were able to enjoy the trail, and that you found the mikes and receivers useful. We also run tours in Madurai, Pondicherry and Trivandrum, so look us up if you're...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time! We saw a temple, some local homes, and the remains of st. thomas. I got so much more out of hearing the background of the sites. Our guide has such a gift for providing amusing anecdotes in such a way...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Matthew R
Storytrails I, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Matthew, Thank you for your review and recommendation. It is lovely to know that you got so much out of the trail. :) We do try to give people a context for what they're seeing, and we're glad to know that it helped make...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tara and Lakshmi Did a fantastic job in combining history, tails and humor. We now understand and appreciate Chennai and Indian cuisine a lot more. We love the trails (Peacock and Spice) and highly recommend them.More

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

Dear Inphan Thank you for your review. It was our pleasure to host you! We loved taking you through the streets of Mylapore, and through the intricacies of Indian cuisines. :D We'd love to see you on more trails. We also run them in Madurai,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had a fantastic morning learning about the history and food of Madras and then Chennai. Nayantara is a brilliant guide and showed us around this very interesting and historic part of town.I’ll be back for another one of your tours soon!More

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

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trail with us through the Georgetown bazaar, and we'd love to see you on more of our tours- we also run them in Madurai, Pondicherry and Trivandrum. :D Come...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food trail very much. Our guide Lakshmi is amazing!! She shares so many interesting story about the food, culture and history. She is so passionate and helpful. We are really full when we finished the tour. We will recommend to our friends....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MayumiS234
Storytrails I, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Food Trail and went home full. :D It was great fun hosting you, and we do hope you come back to do more tours with us. We also run...More

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Floyd C
Hey Staff of Storytrails, I'll be there tomorrow morning and wondering if you'll be free to capture some captivating, dynamic content to best illustrate the charms of Chennai. I would personally film content based on your preferences and what you like since I don't have any particular places I've decided to see for sure. That being said the irony of it all is that my job involves travelling as I am a flight attendant and I have recently begun vlogging. After a month my employer saw my videos and asked if they could use it on the company intranet to motivate other colleagues to go out and venture in every destination we go to so this would be a good way to advertise your contact details as there is always one set of cabin crew who stay in Chennai every day. Here's my channel so you can get a glimpse of what I do: TheFloydChronicles is the name of my Youtube channel if you want to see how I've collaborated with tour guides before. That being said, I'll be there on the 7th and was wondering if you or someone you know would be available for to creating a dynamic video on what to do if you had one day in Madras. So tell me if you'll be free on that day if you're in Chennai and what and we'll see if we can move forward from there and of course we'll be plugging all your social media links if I'm lucky enough to do this video with you. Thank you for your help and hope to hear from you soon. Kind regards Floyd
6 June 2018|
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Response from Storytrails I | Property representative |
Hey Floyd, Thank for getting in touch with us. Unfortunately we do have a policy where in we don't allow videos on our trails as it makes guests uncomfortable. You are however welcome to join one of our trails. The... More
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Response from Roger M | Reviewed this property |
You will need to check with the Indian authorities. I believe that they may have different rules for their expats.
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