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

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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31 helpful votes 31 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 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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11 helpful votes 11 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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Vadodara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Not the expert on this area. But visited 2 temples in this area and strolled around. Namely, Parthasarathy and Kapaleeswarar temples. As of now, they are #2 and #3 Chennai attractions on tripadvisor respectively. The word Mylapore is derived from Mayil arparikum oor, which means "Land of the peacock scream" (from wiki ;))

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coimbatore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I remember the landmark kulam(pond) of the famous Kapaliswarar temple, the vegetable vendors in the periphery and the less congested streets, of the 1970,s.Rasi sari shop which was one of my favourite has lost its old world charm of beautiful saris.Now they sell all kinds of ware.The streets are so congested,I think twice before wanting to visit.again.Now it is only... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Typically traditional, middle class Chennai can be visible in this location! An area which boasts of seven Siva temples in this area, is a boon for those atheists! The main area is surrounding the famous Kapaleeswarar temple. In North Mada st., one can find some famous jewllery shops, Hotel Saravana Bhavan and other small shops! On the South Mada st.,... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you want to visit the traditional Chennai then Mylapore is the place to visit. You need to visit the Marina Beach, Santhome Church, Light house, Kapaliswarar Temple, Karaneswarar temple, Veleswarar temple, Mundaka kanni amman temple, Madhava perumal temple, Kesava perumal temple, Saibhaba temple, Appar swami temple, Ramakrishna Temple and Muth, Mylapore tank, Luz which is a shopping hub, Luz... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

One of the best place in Chennai but a mixed review will be honest! Though the place has lot of stuffs to spend time for , it equally has challenges.. This place is known for temples in Chennai Cost of living is pretty high in surrounding localities

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