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Storytrails

21/2, TTK Road, 1st Cross, | Sriram Nagar,, Chennai (Madras) 600018, India
+91 99400 40215
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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 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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  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
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“bazaar trail” (58 reviews)
“peacock trail” (147 reviews)
“story trails” (46 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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21/2, TTK Road, 1st Cross, | Sriram Nagar,, Chennai (Madras) 600018, India
Alwarpet
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"bazaar trail"
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"peacock trail"
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"story trails"
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"spice trail"
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"story teller"
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"walking tour"
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"interesting stories"
in 15 reviews
"food trail"
in 13 reviews
"great introduction"
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"tour guide"
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"wonderful guide"
in 8 reviews
"highly recommend this tour"
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"cooking class"
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"excellent tour"
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"come alive"
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"local history"
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"indian culture"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were very impressed with the level of professionalism of this tour. The provided headsets ensured we were able to hear all of Lakshmi's interesting stories clearly and the supplied umbrellas were a welcome and thoughtful touch. Lakshmi is a phenomenal guide.....knowledgeable, warm, enthusiastic and...More

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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your trail with us. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We aim to make all our trails engaging experiences in a city, and the Bazaar is certainly one of the most vibrant...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an enjoyable experience on the whole. However, was reminded of a similar one I did years back which was called Mylapore Walk. That covered more places of interest but had fewer stories as part of the trail. I personally preferred that to this....More

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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for your review- we're happy that you enjoyed the tour. Our trails do concentrate on all the stories we can do within specific places, rather than on visiting a lot of different places in one tour. We do however do trails that...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide Nayanthara was extremely well versed in the history and culture of Chennai, Mylapore, and the surrounding area. Her knowledge of ancient Hindu gods and goddesses was amazing! She spoke well and repeated herself if anyone had any questions. She was friendly, courteous,...More

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Storytrails, Owner at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you leaving us such a nice review. We loved taking you on the Peacock Trail and are so happy that you enjoyed it. Do visit us again. We also have tours running in Pondicherry, Trivandrum and Madurai, so look us up if you're...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful and a completely different way of visiting a temple. The stories by a very beautiful storyteller mesmerized all if us. The visit to a very extraordinary church added even more colors to the trip. Thank you storytrails for a wonderful day.More

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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review. We love mesmerizing our guests with our stories. :) We have lots more colourful stories on our trails in Madurai, Pondicherry and Trivandrum, so do look us up if you're ever in town. Cheers, The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Activity done with my Daughter 8 years old. Our guide was Lakshmi. We spent 3 hours with her and 2 wonderful dancers and it was really a great moment. Thanks again Lakshmi for this beautiful moment and thanks a lot to the 2 dancers (...More

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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for leaving us a review. We had a lovely time with you and your daughter, and would be very happy to host you again. You were enthusiastic and game for anything- we love that in guests. We also run tours in Trivandrum,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a visitor on the Peacock and Bazar tours and both guides Lakshmi as well as Akila were simply great. Passionate for the storries and knowlegeable about everything related to the tour and beyond. Only reason I give only four stars is because the...More

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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Thorsten, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your trails with us. The Bazaar is noisy and crowded- that is what makes it such an exciting place to visit. Usually though, it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did both the spice trail and the bazaar trail, and they were both excellent. If you are going to Chennai and would like to get some inside knowledge about indian food and culture, then look no further. Would not hesitate to book them again!More

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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nina, Thank you for leaving us a such a lovely review. We thoroughly enjoyed showing you around the Bazaar and then cooking our way through India cuisines on the Spice trail. We run several other trails in Chennai, and in Madurai, Pondicherry and Trivandrum....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying with friends in Chennai who recommended this tour for us. We went early in our trip, which really turned out to be helpful. Lakshmi, our guide, took us around the Mylapore area sights focusing a lot on the large temple. Having her...More

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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad we were able to give you a useful introduction to south Indian temples. We hope the rest of your trip was just as enjoyable! We also run tours in Trivandrum, Pondicherry...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want an authentic, nuanced taste of India with a twist of historical significance. Then take a walk with one of the locals and hear their storiesMore

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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Arri, Thank you for your review.We're glad you enjoyed your tour with us. We also run tours out of Pondicherry, Madurai and Trivandrum, so let us know if you're ever in town and we'd be happy to take you on more trails. Cheers, The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a second time for some of us visitors to Chennai when we used Storytrails to get a bit of the local flavour and a relief form the business meetings, the last one was a couple of years ago when we did the Peacock...More

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Storytrails, Manager at Storytrails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Vijay, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're always thrilled to get a returning guest. We are glad that you enjoyed your trail with us- the British did leave behind a fascinating legacy, full of the best stories. We're...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 | 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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FYJU A
14 March 2017|
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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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