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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Lakshmi was an excellent guide and storyteller - weaving facts with stories and anecdotes to help us (three foreigners) understand the rhythm and activity of the market. Engaging use of history and current events. Lakshmi was also very accommodating of our endless ‘what’s this’ questions....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great guides. Kind, caring and informative. I did the peacock/Mylapore tour and then the market tour the next day.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank matt_greenberg4
Storytrails I, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Matt, Thank you for leaving us a review. We are happy to hear that you did both our signature tours, and that you found our guides so great. :D Do come back and do more tours with us. We also run several other trails...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting story. Amazing storyteller. Good knowledge of history. The trail was easy to follow, a lot of photo opportunities as bazaar has a lot of colors.More

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alex V
Storytrails I, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Alex, Thank you for your review. It is good to hear that you found our stories interesting and our storyteller amazing :) We'd be very happy to host you again, so do come back and do more tours with us. We also run tours...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Five of us from the US and one from Bombay (a group of work colleagues) recently took the Storytrails Chennai Bazaar Trail, led by a delightful and knowledgeable Chennai native named Lakshmi. We learned a tremendous amount about the rich local history, culture, traditions, and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Russ C
Storytrails I, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Russ, Thank you for leaving us a review. We are so happy to hear that you were able to learn about so many things on the Baazar trail, and that you learned it in a fun way. Do come back and do more tours...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent enlightening walk around Mylapore thoroughly recommended- a must do when visiting Chennai

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Trek34024993146
Storytrails I, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, Thank you for your review and recommendation. We are glad to hear that you found the tour excellent and enlightening. :) Do come back and do more tours with us. We also run them in Pondicherry, Trivandrum and Madurai. Cheers, The Storytrails Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy stories about religion and why the Indian couture is as it is this is definitely worth your time!

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

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and would recommend us. :) Do come back and do more tours with us. We also run them in Pondicherry, Trivandrum and Madurai. Cheers, The Storytrails Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a tour with a real guide that knows the area and knows the people and that you at the same time can communicate with without difficulty then Stroytrails is the solution. We took the Bazar trail in Chennai and had a fantastic...More

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

Hello, Thank you for leaving us such a nice review. It's lovely to hear that you found the Bazaar trail such an interesting and satisfactory experience. It was a pleasure hosting you. Do come back and do more trails with us soon. We also run...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great trail to help explain about Hindu temples and the customs and practices which happen every day in and around the temple. The story telling approach brings everything to life and we also saw the Cathedral. An excellent tourMore

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 429janeyl
Storytrails I, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for leaving us a review, and appreciating how stories can really bring a place to life. :) We enjoyed taking you around the temple and church very much. Do come back and do more tours with us. We also run them in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were 3 of us on this walk, led by the lovely Akila. It was so much more than a walking tour - you really felt she helped you understand how people think and feel. The temple tour was nothing to do with ticking off...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Heather H
Storytrails I, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Heather, Thank you for leaving us a review. We are so glad that you were able to appreciate the trail and, that you found it more than any regular walking tour. It was lovely hosting you, and we'd love to do it again. So...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Any time we have friends or family visiting us we try to schedule a Story Trails tour. There is no better way to get an understanding and appreciation of southern India's amazing culture. The Jewelry Trail tour provided a window into the history, the craft...More

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

Dear Jan, Thank you for your lovely review! :D It's lovely to hear that we pop to mind whenever there's someone visiting. We really enjoy hosting you and all your family and friends, and look forward to seeing you again. We also run tours in...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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You will need to check with the Indian authorities. I believe that they may have different rules for their expats.
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