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“Shopping hotspot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mylapore

Mylapore
Chennai (Madras), India
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Small-Group Cultural Walking Tour of Mylapore...
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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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.
Dhaka
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“Shopping hotspot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Fairly safe area, with not immense crowds like T. Nagar, clean streets, and not crazy traffic-- highly recommend it for some calm shopping excursions!

Visited August 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Nice neighbourhood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

If you are a person who looks out for both traditional as well as a modern setup, this is the place to live. This is accessible to all important places in chennai. Beach is an added advantage. The temples and the malls around is a rare combination. I simply the marghazi masam activities in and around mylapore

Visited August 2013
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“One of the main City in Chennai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

One of the main city in chennai
Famous is kaplieswar temple, mundakani amman temple, Shridi sai temple, Navasakthi Vignayar temple, Anjayanar Temples, thiruvalluvar statue, Santhome Church, Marina beach , Connecting electric trains, 20 mins to airport and 20 mins to anna salai, Famous schools! Huge
PS High School, Santhome high School, Rosery matriculation school, and more school i can list in one page,
Goddy Resturtants, lots

Visited August 2013
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“Temple City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is an awesome place in Chennai. The place is filled with lot of temples and you are connected to other parts of the city through Train and Bus. You can find famous jewellery shops and restaurants here.

Visited July 2013
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chennai
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“mylapore for authentic madras stuff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

when you are in chennai don't miss mylapore. be it for a darshan of kapaleeshwarar or for a cup of filter coffee from shops abound the temple. for all puja and spiritual materials, the giri trading agency just opposite the temple gate. and finally, for materials you can only get in chennai, be it a 'northangai' or 'vadumanagai', [pickle items] et., all, visit to mylapore is a must.

Visited June 2013
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