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Address: Chennai (Madras), India
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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If you are looking to soak in the culture of Chennai, the Mylapore Tank and...

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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A popular place in Chennai with a rich heritage

Mylapore, a part of chennai is very old and has a rich heritage. Known for its Kapaleeswarar temple, this place has transformed itself to retain its ethnic charms with a blend of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mylapore, a part of chennai is very old and has a rich heritage. Known for its Kapaleeswarar temple, this place has transformed itself to retain its ethnic charms with a blend of modernity. The streets around the temple are a delight to walk and experience the local culture, shopping and taste the variety of local cuisine. The temple tank is... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have visited Kapaleeshwar Temple, Ramakrishna Mutt and studied in Sri Sankara coaching center (best place for CA students)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Chennai recently and had gone to the Kapaleshwar Temple at Mylapore - which is busy but organised - police uncles are found and traffic is controlled.. It was a bit funny when I read the boards stating Mylapore else the way the uber driver was spking it sounded as Mahilapur :)

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Varkala, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice area in Chennai with the Mylapore temple and the Ramakrishna temple nearby. A lot of ships and small restaurant in the small streets around the temple. Mylapore is one oldest area of Chennai and had kept his authenticity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great area for shopping and pleanty of dining options. good old traditional place, had a visit the famous Kapeleesver temple

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled around the historic temple it makes you travel back in time to the days of bazaars sprawling across the streets leading up to the temple

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the beautiful places in Chennai city. Very cultural place and the hub for many carnatic music and dance concerts. Various sabhas host various events such as plays, comedy shows, talks across the year. Marina beach, Kapaleeshwarar temple, Satyam Cinemas, Express Avenue mall are all very accessible from here. Interestingly it is also a very nerdy place which churns... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mylapore was formed even before Chennai came into existence. Mylapore is a very traditional and pious place. Walking through the streets of mylapore make you understand the real culture of Tamils. There are many important temples, shops and restaurants which you can visit while you walk on the street. There are many important festival which are celebrated in Mylapore in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a real mix of some very plush buildings and some very poor areas.... As a westerner it was eye opening....folk going around during their daily business which included seeing locals literally washing their laundry on the pavement and milking their cows on street corners, to impressive landmarks. Worth a visit is the temple....a very very colourful building and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we came here twice and the trip from the hotel was es excellent. Hotel provided Cab and driver were good.

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