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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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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed November 17, 2016

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...More

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Reviewed November 17, 2016 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...More

Thank SteveCAFC63
Reviewed November 14, 2016

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

Thank hureswsun
Reviewed November 2, 2016

A great place for local shopping and local cuisines... THere are may good restaurants like Anjjapar, Kaaraikudi etc.. Great place to explore if you like the Chennai sun :)

Thank Sohil L
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Mylapore is also known as Thirumayilai locally.A few kilometers drive from the south of the Chennai,Mylapore is the main commercial center of chennai and is easily accessible by road and buses.A day trip for this place will be perfect.

Thank khan25kareena
Reviewed October 17, 2016

A good old traditional place,You can visit the famous temple in mylapore "Kapaleeswarar Temple" which is one of the best temple in this location easily accessible to transport and hotels .

Thank Naveen S
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Amidst the urban city of Chennai, if you're looking for a cultural treat, Mylapore is your place. Temples, dance and musical instruments, and temple accessories, everything makes Mylapore the temple capital of Chennai. Explore the streets around the Kapaleeswarar temple and find some of the...More

Thank Ipshita S
Reviewed October 12, 2016

One of the oldest part ofthe town. Very good place for buying temple jewelery and Sarees. It is the best place to hire Bharat Natyam dresses as well

Thank EshaKolkata_India
Reviewed October 4, 2016

Very nice place and one of the must visit places in Chennai. it is easily accessible also. I have a enjoyed..!!

Thank Truetraveler40
Reviewed September 23, 2016

all under one roof - one of the most ancient places..with happy faces, loads of eateries, temples..well connected by bus & rail glad to have been a part of it since childhood.

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Response from globetrotter3114 | Reviewed this property |
There is Marina beach, a few temples and churches and city centre mall. Vivekanand museum facing the beach is also worth visiting before enjoying a long walk along the lovely wide promenade It is easy to travel by auto... More