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Mystic Trail

Mysticism permeates everyday living in India. You don’t have to look too far to find the seemingly inexplicable here. This trail takes you through fascinating stories hidden behind some common beliefs and practices of the region.

  • Reporting Venue

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

    Map

  • Time

    8:00 am-10:30 am

  • Conveyance

    Mostly walk, autorickshaws used on short stretches

What lies beneath a temple tower? So you think you are in control of your destiny? What transforms a piece of ordinary rock into a venerable deity?

The Mystic Trail explores questions like these and more. You don’t have to look too far in India to find the seemingly inexplicable. Almost every religious place is a hotbed of seething superstitions, fathomless faith and age-old practices that might seem bizarre to some.

From occult practices and beliefs in the supernatural, to science-like systems and ancient sciences, mysticism permeates everyday living in India. It exists on streets and inside homes. From parrots that foretell your future and planets that make nought of your plans, to tying up your hair or cutting nails, there is an aura of the unknown in almost everything around you.

This trail takes you through fascinating stories hidden behind some common beliefs and practices of the region. The trail won’t give you all the answers, but may leave you with many more questions to ponder on.

test Testimonials

Wow! Our guide was so lovely and told stories so well! I had such a good day and found learning about the gods very interesting. A great way to learn about India!

Elissa Stevens

The guide was very good at telling stories and explained them well. I found all the stories interesting and thought all the places we visited were amazing!

Gemma Evans

I enjoyed hearing the customs followed by ordinary Indians. I wouldn’t have thought there were so many! Thank you for another interesting day!!

Abbie Petit

Very interesting and well organized! Looking forward to the next trail. Thank you!

Velika Petterson

Very interesting tour, loved going into the house, getting a tour bag. Guide was very friendly. Gave us lots of information.

Viehunsun Barbarsl

Brilliant! Would like to try some of your other trails!

Ivy Nutter

Very interesting guide. Was very knowledgeable and told us stories well.

Hayle Nutter

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