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Mylapore

Chennai (Madras), India
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Small-Group Cultural Walking Tour of Mylapore...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Fee: No
Owner description: If you are looking to soak in the culture of Chennai, the Mylapore...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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 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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Southend On Sea
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148 reviews 148 reviews
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Mylapore is very well developed and buzzing section of Chennai and has everything one needs while on vacation. All the major attractions and temples are easily accessible by various means of transport available in this area. The City Center Mall with excellent shopping, food court and modern cinema are all centrally located in this area. Famous Marina beach with its... More 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

simply sit inside the temple, walk around to eat the bondas and bajjis served through the windows of a house on the temple wall, the vegetable sellers, the mad crowd, the chaos and the old world charm in patches... just ensure you do not take your vehicle. also visit giris outside the eastern entrance.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Mylapore is characterized by small lanes, congested portions and age old shops for sarees, artifacts that have been around for ages. This area is predominantly a Brahmin community area. Today it is part of old Chennai and Mylapore prides itself on maintaining the Chennai traditions. Infact there is a Mylapore festival each year that is sponsored by the Sundaram group... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I live in Mylapore and trust me, this is one place that you want to be if you are interested in traditional music and all the other traditional fare possible. Inhabited around Kapaaleshwara temple, Mylapore offers the discerning music lovers multiple avenues to both learn and enjoy Carnatic music as well as other art forms. Being a very old settlement,... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Had a lovely breakfast at Mami's Kitchen. Tasty vada & podi dosai & offcourse the filter coffee of Chennai. Value for money as the cost is very cheap and it fills up your stomach.

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New Delhi, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

it was a difficult journey as my driver did not know the way. I went to mylapore to try some food at some mess. Was disappointed.

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Bengaluru
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Nice old place in heart of Chennai, usually crowded for the most famous temple. (Kapaleeshwar Temple) Connectivity is good, with buses & local trains to all parts of Chennai. Lot of small eateries to choose with authentic South Indian cuisine, lot of places for shopping also starting from small shops to big branded ones. over all a good place to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great place, nice people, good bargains, all in all everything available in the vicinity. One place that everyone should visit / cannot miss while in chennai

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Delhi
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Among the ancient parts of Chennai, the traditional brahmin culture can be experienced here. Filled with lovely temples, markets and great restaurants.

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LUCKNOW
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a good locality, with lot of shops and restaurants. The area is not far from the beach, and you could cover lot of places of interest, if you choose to stay in a Hotel is this area.

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