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“Heart of Chennai!!”
Review of Mylapore

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 September 15, 2013

Oh......tell me, what is not there?? This core part of Chennai is the South Chennai, rich in culture and heritage. I doubt whether there is anything which is not there.....the moment you enter North Mada Street, jewellery stores on the left, small vendors selling various knick knacks on the right , roads packed with cars and people.....you can feel how it is buzzing with life.
First and foremost, Mylapore has many ancient temples. Kapaleeshwarar temple......according to Hindu Mythology, Shakthi worshipped Shiva in the form of peacock( in tamil, " Mayil" means, peacock) . Many peacocks are said to have been roaming here in the ancient times. Also it is called in tamil " Kayilaye Mayilai", meaning, Mylapore is nothing but Kailash. The 10 days festival from March-April is attended by thousands of devotees. Also, there is the peaceful Shirdi Saibaba Mandir, mundagakanni Amman temple, Adikesava Perumal temple, Velleeswarar temple, Hanuman temple and many more. In Velleeswarar temple, there is a Lord Sukreswarar sannidhi, which is very famous in removing all kinds of eye diseases, problems in vision etc.
Fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers.....all are in abundance here. There is also good hotels like Sharavana bhavan, Sangeetha, good hotels like Woodlands, Savera etc. there are also many good schools and colleges. The very famous Sanskrit College is in this vicinity.
In Music season, Mylapore will be brimming with activities, because the famous Music Academy, Bharatiya Vidyabhavan, Narada Gana Sabha, Mylapore Fine arts etc entertain thousands of people with their music concerts, and dance programmes. The famous Shankara hall is here, where book and handloom exhibitions take place often. Ramakrishna Mutt, Santhome Church are the other important places to mention.. This is where the famous Thiruvalluvar was born, who wrote the famous tamil icon Thirukkural.
The Giri Trading store is here, where you get all pooja related stuff, music CDs etc. the famous Dabba Chetty Store, which is very very ancient, and sells Ayurvedic and pure hand pound herbal powders, is situated here. Many textile showrooms are here too.
The globally renowned Marina Beach is here. Also the famous Citi Center Mall. Mylapore is connected well by road, and to some places by MRTS. Several bus services are there to commute from different areas. Five star hotels, The Park Sheraton and Chola Sheraton are near to Mylapore.
This was earlier supposed to be the exclusive Brahmin area, but now all communities live here. To taste the real cultural heritage of Chennai, one must surely visit Mylapore!

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

It is a place very rare to see as there are different types of Crocodiles from all over the world living here in cramp conditions. Nice to take photographs. But not well maintained and lots more to improve for the animals and visitors.

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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!

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Reviewed August 26, 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

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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

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