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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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Timeless and charming Mylapore

Quaint old houses, beautiful temples, the vegetable and fruit vendors on mada street, authentic South Indian restaurants, and endless shopping from sarees to jewellery make this a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Quaint old houses, beautiful temples, the vegetable and fruit vendors on mada street, authentic South Indian restaurants, and endless shopping from sarees to jewellery make this a destination you cannot miss in Chennai

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It is pretty much in the centre of the city. Places to go include Kapaleeshwar temple, San Thome Church, Marina beach. Do visit Rayar mess for a great breakfast

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I had occasion to be to the land of the learned and I was impressed. Went to the house of an elderly lady in CIT Colony and learnt that CIT stood for City Improvement Trust which made the place a good residential area other than being a religious and cultural hub that it is with all the temples that abound.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Drive along the stretch and you will not miss Tulasi Silk. If you are looking for exclusive colours and designs...this is the place. You name it they have it. Taw silks and their rich colours still radiate in my eyes.

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Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a place never makes one tired. Shops around the Tank, food at Karpagambal mess, visit to the temple etc. During the Navrathri time, Dolls sold on the roadside stall are colorful and the place by itself has lots of tradition around it. A visit during early morning to see fresh rangoli's and cool breeze from the temple pond... More 

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

Mylapore is Chennai and Chennai is Mylapore. The true essence of Chennai. The aromas of Degree Coffee, the beautiful fragrance of Jasmine, the shining faces of the Mylapore maamis ( aunties) who are always looking at their best in their Kanjeevarams and glittering diamond studs, the inviting smell of the masala dosais from the many mess ( little hole on... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Mylapore has some of the best shopping experiences in Chennai, from tiny roadside stalls to the most swanky malls! It is here you can experience the arts & crafts, sights & smells of Chennai. It is best experienced by traveling on foot in this busting Suburb of Chennai !!

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Mangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

mylapore temple was good and the atmosphere was ex-lent,good shopping area,one ramana ashram was there very silent place

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

heart of the city. u can reach by train, bus etc., kapaleeswarar temple,(seperate sannadhi for saneeswara bhagawan) saibaba temple, mundakanni amman temple, kolavizhi amman temple,etc., Hotels saravana bhavan, sangeetha, etc., Giri traders for bakthi , pooja items,and traditional items. lot of shops for dance items, marriage alankara set etc.jewellery, clothes etc.,,anything u want u can buy at mylapore.

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Madurai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

it is in the heart of the city hardly 8 kms from central/egmore. well connected by rail/town bus. kapaleeswar temple, sai baba temple, and ramakrishna mutt are located. radha silk famous for silk sarees. giri trading centre for religious books and sukra jewellery for silver vessels. vegetgarian hotels like hotel saravana, hotel sangeetha are around the corner.

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