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Address: Chennai (Madras), India
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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If you are looking to soak in the culture of Chennai, the Mylapore Tank and...

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 is Old place in Chennai

Culture of Chennai can be seen and felt here. You get all items here at a very reasonable price. Lots of temples are there for you to get the divine feel. Lots of recent new and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Culture of Chennai can be seen and felt here. You get all items here at a very reasonable price. Lots of temples are there for you to get the divine feel. Lots of recent new and old hotels are there for us to taste the food of Chennai. Clothings are very famous here as shops are there.

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Kovilpatti, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Get a taste of Chennai, go to Mylapore, get a filter coffee, walk around the streets, see the shops, smell the flowers, listen to the locals speak and enjoy!

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This area is well-known for beach, historical places and shopping outlets. It takes a lot of time to visit all the places in one visit! But overall a good place for exploring!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything is different but nothing has changed. Mylapore is timeless. More bustle, more traffic, but still dominated by the temples, mosques and churches. People seem to always have an extra moment for you, and more if you want to banter. The smells of the coffee roasters and many small eateries haven't changed in decades. Must taste food at many old... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Please visit this temple if you're a person who believe in god, as this temple has very long history and known for powers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of places in chennai which is still not shaken by modernisation .. You can still find Maamas and maamis in traditional attires.. They speak brahmin tamil.. Tiruvalluvar was born here.. There are lots of temple around.. Marina beach, Santhome church, Kabaleeshwar temple are must visit..

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mylapore is the heart of chennai. very near to beach, market places and temples. The famous kapaleeswarar temple and its tanks are worth to visit

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Qingdao, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mylapore is very traditional place as Mambalam of those days. The four roads around the tank abounds with plenty of shops where one can purchase anything and everything for the home. Traditional coffee aroma fills this place when you visit restaurants. The temples around provide a great experience for worship....and this place is fully within reach to the nearby mosque... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mylapore is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Chennai and has maintained its identity admirably around the temple. These are small shops selling range of wares and also some old and famous eateries here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This part of old Madras still has its own tradition and style. There are lots of temples in this part of the Chennai city.

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