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Address: Chennai (Madras), India
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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I stayed for 5 days in this area, its very good. Marina Beach is the best place to spend time in the evenings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nashik, India

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Nashik, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for 5 days in this area, its very good. Marina Beach is the best place to spend time in the evenings.

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Kovilpatti, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get a flavour of Chennai, you will find the rarest of Carnatic music CDs, good filter coffee and smells of flowers and enjoy the views of beautiful temple, temple goers and a different kind of crowd

Thank Shyamis
New Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit as Mylapore and its streets give you a sense of the eternal Tamil life . temple, shops , eateries . You will listen to classical Carnatic bhajans coming from the temples , during festival seasons the area is alive with pilgrims .

Thank sunnynaradmuni
Yokosuka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started by just walking around looking for temples and then walked in to this area. There are lots of interesting places and little shops. Worth the time to stroll through the streets.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mylapore is one of the buzzing places in Chennai which still has retained its traditional charm. It predominantly has famous temples, shopping places for jewellery, sarees & lot of street shopping options. If you are looking to explore & understand Chennai, no better place than Mylapore. It is also well connected by buses & local trains.

Thank Soumya S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

See all of madras in one shot...Kapaleeswar temple, Shopping around the temple area and eating options Saravana Bhavan, Sangeethas and also the more famous mess for south india specialities. The one main issue would be parking, just too difficult to get parking around the temple area....better to park somewhere else and take an auto or cab

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mylapore is best known for Kapaleeshwarar temple, Lord Shiva's. Lord Shiva's wife Parvathi being worshipped at this temple as "Karpagambal" There are many more ancient temples, viz. Kesava Perumal, Mundakanni Amman, Valleswarar temple, Lord Sai Baba temple etc... Apart from temples, there are lot of business shops around the temple area.. During Dasara this place is very much crowded and... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Mylapore is a crowded locality that offers a glimpse of traditional Chennai. It has a couple of renowned temples and many places that offer great south indian food. This is not the cleanest or swankiest of localities in Chennai, but certainly has an old world charm about it.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

If one has to have a glimpse of what Tamil Nadu stands for, one should not miss Mylapore. People from the southern states of India may not appreciate it as it a routine thing that they would have seen. You name it and you have it at Mylapore. Several temples around Mylaore are age old starting with the Kabali temple... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

It is near to the beach an a very good residential area in chennai. One of the attractions is kapileshwara temple. Also city center is close by.

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