Peacock Trail - Day Excursion


Day Excursion Duration - 2.5 Hours  |   Location - Chennai   |   Timing - 08.30 AM to 11.30 AM / 4.00 PM to 7.00 PM   |  Conveyance - Mostly by foot, auto-rickshaws used on short stretches

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.

Ever wondered why there are so many Gods in India? Or what the stars have to do with your future? There are many stories hidden away in the mundane rituals of daily life. And as you walk through Mylapore, you’ll discover that every sight you behold has a story to tell. Read the symbolism behind some everyday activities on the streets and you’ll find that spirituality here doesn’t just start and end within holy places.

Mylapore, a bustling neighbourhood in the heart of Chennai, pre-dates the city by at least 2000 years, and has kept alive many traditions and arts that Chennai is so well known for. The Peacock Trail is an easy, enjoyable walk through Mylapore.

A walk that comes packed with a bundle of stories – stories of local life, of Gods and demons, of ancient customs and symbolisms, and of Mylapore and Madras – some amusing, some baffling, and some that might just help you make sense of the sights around you. And why is it called the Peacock Trail? Well of course, there is a story in there too.