Peacock Trail

Peacock Trail

An easy walk through Mylapore, exploring fascinating stories hidden away in the mundane rituals of daily life. Stories behind everyday sights, stories of Gods and demons, of ancient customs and symbolisms, and of Mylapore and Madras.

  • Reporting Venue

    Outside Rasi Silks, near Kapaleeshwara Temple eastern entrance, Mylapore Map

  • Time

    08:30am to 11:30am or 04:00pm to 07:00pm

  • Conveyance

    Mostly by foot, autorickshaws used on short stretches

test Testimonials

“The tour was excellent! I loved the actual selected material, the enthusiasm with which the stories were told and the wonderful opportunity to have many, many questions answered.”

Kathleen Peoples

“Very interesting and pleasant tour. Learned a lot about Mylapore through wonderful stories and how rich it is in its history and traditions. Thankx!”

Julie Hamberstone

“The stories from Hindu mythology came alive along with the temple practices. I loved the concept of whispering into a statue of a cow’s ear. Something I would have never known.”

Jeremy Thornek

“I loved, loved, loved this experience on the Peacock trail. The guide was knowledgeable, interesting and very insightful. I had one day in Chennai for sightseeing and I am glad I did Storytrails. I definitely want to come back to Chennai.”

Sanjiv Kumar

“Very interesting to hear the same story retold in many different ways. As Shekhar Kapoor once famously said, ‘we are the stories we tell’. Thank you, for such wonderful stories!”

Kunal Mandak

“Wonderfully crafted experience. Being a Chennaite myself, it was wonderful to (re)discover the stories of my city. Awesome!”

Srividya Sriram

“What a lovely surprise to find this gem of a tour in Chennai! I wish we had enough time for all the trails.”

Amemicke Van de Watt

“Very interesting. I appreciated the stories and detailed explanation. The humor really makes a spark in the experience. I am fascinated by the culture! Thank you!”

Angus Lugo Axtmann