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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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"Theppakulam (water pond)" for evening sitting.

Temple city if one remember name Mylapore. Kapaleeshwar Temple is one of the famous in that place and its "theppakulam (water pond)" for evening sitting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Muscat Governorate, Oman

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Temple city if one remember name Mylapore. Kapaleeshwar Temple is one of the famous in that place and its "theppakulam (water pond)" for evening sitting.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Nice temple and tamilnadu temple architecture... Beside pond is full of big big fishes...you will wonder after seeing fishes how these are surviving in the middle of city

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Mylapore, Chennai. The Kapaleeshwar temple and its tank is the main attraction there . Yet it continues to be the shopping centre for Rasi Silks, Tulsi Silks ( Luz Junction) , Nalli Silks, Eateries : The Picnic is still there opposite to the station a little inset but facing the main road. The masala dosa the best even today. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Mylapore is a self contained locality having all that is needed to live in itself. It has commercial best addresses as well as the residential too. It has entrainment centers as well as hispitals, post office etc etc. The conveyance is easily accessible from Mylapore at any time during the day and it's safe too. It has renowned and famous... More 

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Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Steeped in history, Mylapore is the heart of Chennai. It reflects, in many ways, the ethos, character of the city. Temples, churches exist side by side. Some or the other festival happens continuously here. Happening place.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely area of Chennai. Kap temple is located here as well as some small narrow streets and a busy market area to buy all your goodies! Spent a day walking around this area and loved it!

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Gurgaon, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Guys, this place is great for shopping and eating but would suggest you to keep your wives out of this place else you won't even realise when your pockets are empty and hands can't hold any more weight.. Honestly this place has to offer everything you can imagine for a visitor to shop for... I think more than T Nagar... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Most of the cliches about Tamil people which the bollywood movies show are taken from the streets of Mylapore. The main attraction of Mylapore is the Kapaleeshwarar Temple and the temple pond. You can find lot of street shops around the temple. Mylapore is famous for its TamBrahm population. So, all the things related to them can be found in... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Heart of the city for sight seeing in addition to cheep street items purchase. Famous kapaleeswar temple is here in addition to mylapore tank Taxis available and safe place for shopping.

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Sandefjord, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Parts of Mylapore are still the same from over 40 years back. you want to visit the kapaleeswarar temple. This is well known. However, there are other smaller Places that are Worth the visit to understand the old Mylapore - Verrabadhraswami temple, Mundakanniyamman temple.

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