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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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Mylapore is one of the oldest city of chennai. This the birth place of valluvar. There are many temples here. The famous temples are kapaleeswar, kesava perumal, madava perumal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Mylapore is one of the oldest city of chennai. This the birth place of valluvar. There are many temples here. The famous temples are kapaleeswar, kesava perumal, madava perumal, munda kanni amman, siva temple etc. 63var is the famous festival here. During navaratri festivals varities of beautiful dolls are displayed for sale around kapali temple. The famous vasantha bhavan, saravana,... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is a nice place for kids to visit. It is exiting to see so many crocodiles as the same place, but in my opinion this place could be developed further to attract more tourists.

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Isleham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Very hot in the afternoons so find Sangeetas and enjoy cold drinks and snacks!! Folk are friendly and happy to stop and chat.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Mylapore is a bustling part of Chennai. It has a lot of history so makes sense to read up before you go or take a guided tour. It has got the famous Kapaleeshwar Temple and the San Thome Church complex. However it also has got good eating places and shopping complex. Must visit attraction while you are in Chennai.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The culture of Chennai, the carnatic music, songs, dance and of course the vedic traditions and not to forget the 'Madisaar Maamis' - Mylapore in Chennai has it all. Visit the place during Navarathiri and see, probably the largest roadside dolls market in the world.Eateries giving you traditional south Indian stuff with hot coffee will draw you with the aroma... More 

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chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The old temple is believed to be very powerful, is a very big kapaleeshwarar temple with a birth place of saint thiruvalluvar who wrote poems more than 2000 years ago.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This part (Mylapore) of chennai is totally different from rest of city. Wide roads, trees on both sides, no garbage on road, less polluted, well mannered people and some what peace. I enjoyed walking on the roads of Mylapore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

a place with a lot of history. read up well and go. dont miss out the eateries and the temples......

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Around the Mylapore Tank you have the four streets, named as per the directions of North, south, east and west. Each street has several shops which are unique in nature...silver, gold jewellery, dance costumes, handicrafts, pooja articles, vegetables,good eateries, books to name a few. One can spend hours around the street.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I love walking around Mylapore due to its rich cultural history and an interesting mix with the modern ways of life...

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