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Address: Chennai (Madras), India
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: If you are looking to soak in the culture of Chennai, the Mylapore Tank...
If you are looking to soak in the culture of Chennai, the Mylapore Tank and Mandavali area should be at the top of your list. One of the oldest residential parts of Chennai, the tank is a part of the seventh century Kapaleeshwarar Temple. This is also the place where the famous Tamil poet, Thiruvalluvar, was born. If you are spending a few days in Chennai, you will understand the importance of this state figure from the number of references made in signs, names of shops and statues. The quintessential travel phrase, "overwhelming sights, sounds, smells," fits perfectly in this area. The narrow streets around the temple are buzzing with activities. Flower sellers, archaic shops selling temple offering ingredients and such line the roads leading to the temple. A photographer’s dream, this place is best explored in the morning, the chosen time to pay homage at the temple.
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Mylapore- old world charm in happening neighbourhood

Mylapore has for long been the mist popular neighbourhoods in Chennai. Its a place famous not only for its temples and bazaars but also for its traditional & modern eateries as... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Mylapore has for long been the mist popular neighbourhoods in Chennai. Its a place famous not only for its temples and bazaars but also for its traditional & modern eateries as well as new age malls in its vicinity. Besides Ramakrishna temple which I visited, the Anjsneya temple & Sai Baba temple are also housed here. For food, my preference... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This place is located in the heart of the city and surrounded by multiple temples including famous Mylapore temple,Saibaba temple,Perumal temple etc. This located near to Marina beach which is very long beach and very attractive to see in the early morning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

For the Karnatic music lovers, December- January is the music season in Chennai. There are few Gana Sabhas where the music programme is performed. Booking tickets in advance is advisable, especially for the programme of the well known artists. Online booking is also available. Was there in the last December and enjoyed few 'Kacheries'. The Climate too is fine in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The busiest area of Chennai, big shops, malls, every art has its own referral point for shopping there. It's the cultural and shopping modern area of Chennai. A must to visit!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very old place, yet very significant place in chennai.The famous temple, Shirdi saibabatemple, Luz vinayagar temple,Anjaneyar temple,Sri ramakrishna temple are some of the main attractions in Mylapore. Aruvathimoovar festival celebrated during the months of March-April, is really a must see.

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Hillsdale, Nj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is temple has several prayer stations in it and is surrounded by a fruit and vegetable market. We were particularly lucky as today was the festival of Shiva so we had the opportunity to see many worshippors performing pumas.

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Agra, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Mylapore has good small-big markets & no. of good restaurants like Sarvana Bhavan. Kapaleshwar temple is also there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

A well laid out architectural beauty. The goddess is beautifully decked with traditional attire and the various shrines are spaciously located around the main shrine.

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Aurangabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Mylapore is Famous for Food & Temple. You will get good number of eateries & nice temple to spend time with.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Mylapore has the highest no of hidden gems in case of food outlets, a little congested but a real chennai experience

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