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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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New Delhi, India
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Brilliant for curio shopping and soaking in the old world charm... and to top it all you have great food from Sarvana bhawan

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

in chennai neat and very clean temple arul tharum annai karpagambal iyyan kabaleeswaran are so great. no words to explain the temple every one can visit and realise

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Chennai
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24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

this place is ever busy with a choice of shops for buying anything from stationery to clothing. The three streets surrounding the temple tank is full of road side shops in the evenings. This place is treat to watch during navarathri time (sep/October). Vegetables are available fresh during the evenings at a very reasonable rates. Near kapaleeswara temple you could... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is an ancient village called Thirumayilai and it is the heart of Chennai where famous Kapali temple, Santhome Church etc is located. Part of this locality is nostalgic and will take you to past as it resembles a village.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

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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36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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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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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
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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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