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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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Heart of the city!!

Mylapore area is the heart of Chennai city. This area is famous for temple. This area also has good market & restaurants near by. City center mall is also not very far from here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Mylapore area is the heart of Chennai city. This area is famous for temple. This area also has good market & restaurants near by. City center mall is also not very far from here.

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Ahmedabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

nice neighbourhood with walking distance to marina beach. Hotels are good the one we stayed was Clarion which was a 4 star & really lived upto its name. we could see shopping areas though did nit have time to venture out & stayed indoors due to rainy days & enjoyed swimming in the pool with little drizzle

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Pondicherry, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We stayed in hotel in Mylapore, nice & clean area with close proximity to sea, walking distance to gandhi beach though the beach is not something to crave about. Water is muddy & also long walk from the parking. But hotel had good view of ocean & shopping around the area.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Well Connected with Chennai MRTS and Bus. Mylapore has got City Center Mall tooo.. Weekend you can enjoy and a Oldest Temple tooo .

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Malaprop is a Town in City. We find God and all . Shopping, dinning walking etc. it is a place one feel at home. Fresh veg, fruits sovener and get all the products at throw away price.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Holistic place. Also called thiru mayilai. Lard murugan, parthasarathi and many more nice temples surrounded area. Well connected by Local trains.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I like this place because of many temples around plus good shopping places and eating places which are very tasty and reasonable

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This part of town is very old and centered around the Kapaleeswarar temple. There are numerous shops and eateries all over the place. People generally come here to shop for traditional things. Also the eateries around this place like Karpagambal mess, Rayyar cafe are all legendary places. Its a crowded, dusty and noisy place and you need to take a... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The place is full of temples, which I found amazing especially on Sunday mornings...I also like the street shopping there. Its very well connected with the city through various modes of transportation.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

People living in other parts of Chennai envy those living in Mylapore for the attractions and facilities Mylapore provide to its residents. Nageswara Rao Park with its cultural events, Isabel Hospital, Luz Metro station, Kapaleeswarar temple, Sai Baba Temple, Luz corner for a variety of textile and ready-made garments besides restaurants, the evening buzz around the vast temple tank, the... More 

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