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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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to reach this place you catch bus which goes to mylapore, ask conductor mylapore kolam . it is near siva temple, but there is little amount of water in the pound, evening will be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

to reach this place you catch bus which goes to mylapore, ask conductor mylapore kolam . it is near siva temple, but there is little amount of water in the pound, evening will be right time to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Rich mix of history, tradition, religion, culture, music, dance, literature and of course shopping. People are great. Food is authentic.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The old world charm is totally lost , water channels have bben blocked so no natural replenishment to the tank , more and more commercial establishments have takena toll on this place .

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The ideal place in Chennai with Temples in Mylapore worth visiting and going around the Mylapore area for Places of worship etc and lots of traditional shops

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is a must visit place in Chennai. Not only for visitors. Just walk hearing the buzzing sounds of various kinds including street vendors to experience Chennai. Walk along four streets around the Kabali temple speaks volume of Chennai and Tamil Nadu.

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Tiruchirappalli, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

One of the upcoming neighborhoods, great restaurants, attractions and nature, Santhome is located here and there are also many malls.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Mylapore is the epitome of Chennai. The Kapaleswarer temple and the tank are the epitomes of Mylopre. Mylapore is vibrant in the December music season of Chennai.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Mylapore in Chennai is in southern part of the city. It is also called Thirumayilai. Mylapore is known for its cultural and religious heritage. Mylapore is surrouned by Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Ramakrishna Math, Saibaba temple, famous San Thome Basilica. It is also also having lot of speaciality food from Rayer Mess, Karpagambal mess, Mami mess etc. It is well connected by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is one of the oldest parts of Chennai. There are many temples, eateries, shopping places and jewellers in this area. It is quite crowded and best visited by auto or by a cab. Once you reach the place, just walk around and experience old Chennai. The Kapaleeshwarar temple is a must see place when you are here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Beautiful, ancient, vibrant, eclectic, a delightful surprise. Go to the Peacock town when in Chennai, a must to understand the heart and soul of the city!

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