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“Mylapore”
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Mylapore
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Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore
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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.
Reviewed January 30, 2012

A must see place to get the feel of life at chennai. Right from the smell of the filter coffee to the bells of the kapaleeshwarar temple and the busy market place. Best to visit at evenings. the markets around the temple sell good souvernir's

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Reviewed January 24, 2012

Chennai's heritage started from here. This place of ancient temples back from 1000AD. Must worth a watch.

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Reviewed January 24, 2012

mylapore is the part of the chennai,,where we can find all the malls,and restaurants,colleges,and all the places ..beach is very near from mylapore..and also there are so many malls and also restaurants ...........................................................

Thank ali251
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

The auroma of coffee, the music sabas, the eateris, the shops around the mylai temple, the karpagambal mess and the centre focus - the Myali temple.. what more you need

Thank srinivasan r
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Reviewed December 26, 2011

I travelled to Mylapore to visit Kapaleeswarar temple. This temple is of ancient times and still stands majestic at Mylapore. The four streets around the temple pond has lots of shops and eateries. I go for shopping at Giri traders to buy some pooja related stuff, Ambika appalam department stores and Sri Vidya stores for genuine kunkumam, turmeric powder and a few ayurvedic stuff used at our homes. If you happen to come to Mylapore, I suggest that you visit the North Mada street for all jewelleries. You can also shop on the road side shops. There is lot to while away time here.

Thank janaki_thiagarajan
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