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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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Not a Normal Chennai

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Mylapore is identity as a cultural & cosmopolitan hub of Chennai. Birth place of Saint "Tiruvalluvar" Written Tirukkural aka (பொய்யாமொழி புலவர்) is temple situated behind Madras Sanskrit college also a landmark of Chennai. Lord Kapaleeswara along with Karpakambal Temple situated mid of the city many hundred of years ago, Car festival of Lord God & Goddess & 64 Nayanmars Procession... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

its haziness and busiest roads and no place to walk if u feel bore u can walk in the roads of mylapore. within a few mins u feel to go back home because of traffic

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

an old place in chennai with many temples. got shopping mall and market. good restaurents are available.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Its one of the most happening places in Chennai and is home to some very good shopping & food outlets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Mylapore is one of oldest place in Chennai which reflects the ancient culture of Chennai.Famous Kapaleeswara temple is located at Mylapore. So many famous shops and restaurants are there in Mylapore.A must visit place in chennai

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

The old and famous Kapaleeswarar temple is located in Mylapore. The name suggests that peacocks (mayil in tamil) roamed there many years ago. Now, it is overcrowded with people and encroachments and it is difficult to drive or even walk around the temple, leave alone parking one's car.

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