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Mylapore

Chennai (Madras), India
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Type: Neighborhoods
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Navi Mumbai, India
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

I stayed in Mylapore for 20 days. Good place especially with the fact that it is very near to Marina Beach.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

One of the older settlements which became the centre of today's metropolitan city; the settlement surrounds the old Kapaleeshwar Temple. The many small streets offers a wide range of artisans' shops. A shopping centre for locals and visitors alike, including many restaurants and food shops.

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Kirkland, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you are looking for spiritual reunion, Mylapore is the place to visit. Loaded with Temples, Shrines, Ashrams, Astrologers, flower shops, food etc. You name it, Mylapore has got it.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Mylapore (Mayilāppūr) is a cultural hub and neighborhood in the southern part of the city of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, India. Mylapore is also called Thirumayilai. Mylapore is one of the oldest residential parts of the city. It is connected to other parts of city by road and the MRTS system. It is known for its tree-lined avenues,... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Very important and famous place which has Sai Baba temple , Kapaleshwar temple with famous tank , Thirumailai Metro railway station and many more landmarks, Mylapore is also called as cultural capital of Chennai and it is easily accessible by city bus and metro rail from all parts of Chennai. Loving you so much ... என்றும் அன்புடன் ... S M... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Mylapore has Kapaleeswar temple, the huge temple tank, shopping centres, Saravana Bhavan for good food. During Dusshera festival, one can see the shop keepers selling beautiful hand made dolls painted beautifully, Religious and pious people would love the atmosphere around the temple. Ramakrishna mutt is close by...One can meditate and get peace..Commissioner of Police building, Citicentre, Beach. Luz shopping malls,... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Mylapore is pretty much the oldest part of Chennai with any sense of seperateness. The narrow streets around the huge Kapaleeshwarar temple all merge with the temple precincts so you can shop and appreciate Hindu culture all in the same place. If you're looking for textiles, head to Sri Kumaran on Ramakrishna Mutt Road. Everything from Chennai Cotton to Kanchipuram... More

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bangalore
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201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is one of the oldest area though far away from city station and airport.Lot of shopping places,restaurents and a good residential locality.

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Bangalore, India
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Well, this is my home town! One of my favorite places in Chennai. Kind of crowded thou' Places to visit around Mylapore Marina beach - 2 kms Sathyam Cinemas - 3 kms Hotel Saravana Bhavan (restaurant) - 0.1 km Kapaleshwar Temple - 0.1 km Ramakrishna Mutt - 0.2 km Santhome Church - 2 km Express Avenue (shopping mall) - 5... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very busy and crowded, lots of shops, stalls and people and traffic. Hot the time we were there so take plenty of water, good to experience.

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