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Mylapore

Address: Chennai (Madras), India
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Small-Group Cultural Walking Tour of Mylapore...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Fee: No
Owner description: If you are looking to soak in the culture of Chennai, the Mylapore...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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146 reviews 146 reviews
31 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Mylapore was very hustling and bustling and had a very beautiful temple, Kapaleeshwarar Temple. I loved walking through the streets and the absolutely gorgeous temple. One of the finest pieces of architecture I have ever seen. A can't miss experience.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I was wondering if I chose the right time to visit the temple... The rush was pouring in... But what could be a better time to visit this temple than the Karthigai Deepam.. The atmosphere was enchanting, And when you are inside the garba-graha, you forget everything around you... Kabaleeshwarar and Karpagambal were exquisitely decorated, a sight you would like... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Mylapore is famous for its temple.Kabaliswarar and Karpagambal the god and goddess stay here in this temple to protect and bless the visting divotees. Huge lake is also situated in front of temple.Famous Veg restaurants surrounded to cater the visitors.

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Moscow, Russia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Russian Consulate is closed Mylapore Beach. After the Visa interview, I visited the beach. It was good. Need to walk almost 500 ms to reach beach which is good in a way. Visit the beach. The roast fish near the beach tastes very good.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Blew me away and the guide was informative about the history and the story of how it was built. Well worth a visit!

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Nice Temple with great south architecture but it was crowded Nice Temple with great south architecture but it was crowded Nice Temple with great south architecture but it was crowded Nice Temple with great south architecture but it was crowded

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is a temple one must visit. Entrance a bit crowded though. Very orderly worship.Wonderful experience.

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Southend On Sea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Mylapore is very well developed and buzzing section of Chennai and has everything one needs while on vacation. All the major attractions and temples are easily accessible by various means of transport available in this area. The City Center Mall with excellent shopping, food court and modern cinema are all centrally located in this area. Famous Marina beach with its... More 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

simply sit inside the temple, walk around to eat the bondas and bajjis served through the windows of a house on the temple wall, the vegetable sellers, the mad crowd, the chaos and the old world charm in patches... just ensure you do not take your vehicle. also visit giris outside the eastern entrance.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Mylapore is characterized by small lanes, congested portions and age old shops for sarees, artifacts that have been around for ages. This area is predominantly a Brahmin community area. Today it is part of old Chennai and Mylapore prides itself on maintaining the Chennai traditions. Infact there is a Mylapore festival each year that is sponsored by the Sundaram group... More 

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