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Mylapore

Chennai (Madras), India
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Type: Neighborhoods
Fee: No
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... more » 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. « less
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Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

All the best areas and shopping centres are nearby.Very green and good ambience................................

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Francescas, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I loved the whole charm and character of Mylapore which is quite different from what I have seen in various other parts of the country and I loved the whole mixture of old and new at the place where at one place there is the religious charm and spirit with so many temples that are bathed in architectural glory and... More

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Bangalore, India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This the place which is buzzing with all sort of activities. There is a nice temple near by and lots of good and nice eateries including Sarvana Bhavan. Rich heritage, culture, dance and what not can be witnessed in Mylapore, a cultural hub of Chennai

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Chennai (Madras), India
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

A very old locality of Madras / Chennai where the famous Kapaleeswara / Karpagambal temple with a huge water tank. Many small temples are located around the main temple. It is a very old locality of Madras mostly inhabited by Brahmins. Still you can see many typical brahmin houses around the temple with the entrances decorated by Kolam (Rangoli). Most... More

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Srirangam
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35 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Whenever going to hennaed I used to visit Mylapore. I felt home here.seeing my people Brahmins in their traditional dress really I feel homely. The temple-appalam stores and other Brahmins conventional items Temple streets' temple etc

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

While Mylapore is an entire locality in Chennai, I will focus only on the streets around the Kapaleeswarar Temple and its tank. The streets around the temple are chock full of cultural experiences that can't all be experienced in one day. Apart from a religious visit to the Kapaleeswarar Temple or the nearby Ramakrishna Mission's Universal Temple or the Sai... More

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Ernakulam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I felt that to call it living it should be a life in Mylapore. What is not available? All the plus of city life with all the ore of tradition.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Probably one of the oldest towns in India, dating back to DC. We took a guided tour through the town and were fascinated by its history.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Mylapore in chennai is not confined to the area surrounding the famous Parthasarathy temple. It is a famous tourist attraction in South Chennai, laced with ancient temples, historical mosques, Jain temple, ancient churches, gold and silver shops, vegetarian Restaurants, roadside eateries, textile showrooms, shops in the platform almost encroaching the road selling toys, dolls, flowers and what not. The santhome... More

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Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Mylapore is surrounded with many temples/Church and closer to Marina Beach. Mylapore is famous for good food and window shopping. Place will be heavily crowded during evenings. There will be very specific festivals related to Kaplieswara temple and please do watch for the temple festivals to move around as the road traffic to this place would get diverted

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