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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
+91 96000 17031
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Go back in time and wander down the shop and stall lined streets surrounding the old temples and get a glimpse of the local flavours, products and colourful people. Plenty of surprises in store definitely. Chennai people in their local neighbourhoods show their hospitality and...More

Thank Tan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Literal translation of Mylapore - Lotus Flower Pond. The famous Kapaleeshwarar Temple is located in this area, so also the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple. Lot of Tamil Iyers, Iyengers and Brahmins live in this neighborhood. It is also the home for Sanskrit College.

Thank GrannyMaa
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Shivaite and Vaishnavite temples are very many in this place, great place to visit and spend divinely time. Area is developed to catet to the visitors in terms of good traditioanal south indian eating joints.

Thank Rajendran P
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The left over of old Tamil traditional practices can be viewed during festival time, especially during Car festival and Arupathi moover festival. Old tradition is being cherished during pre-pongal period. Sivan temple is the ideal place to feel your soul and karma. Old Vegetarian restaurants...More

Thank ulag63
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

There are many places of interest that one can visit in a day example the Shiva temple, Giris where prayer goods books CDs DVD brassware all can be purchased. INDRA Metals another good shop to purchase brassware and gifts. VIJAYA STORES is a favorite for...More

1  Thank tickey2016
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The Marina beach was famed for its pristine beauty, jolly ambiance, and rich ecosystems. However, since the middle of the 20th century, the beach and water have become polluted. Proliferation of plastic bags, human waste, and other pollutants have rendered many parts of the beach...More

Thank tnbalaji90
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The Mylapore saree trail Now that Deepavali ( Diwali ,the festival of Lights , is pronounced Deepavali in South India ) is fast approaching, there is a great shopping frenzy in Chennai to buy the latest sarees. It is a tradition to wear new clothes...More

1  Thank Shopkhoj
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This places wakes up early,has century old temples.choicest authentic south indian food,sarees,sarees, dolls made of clay,china on the road side.One need to walk around the Kabali tank to see the splendour. Best coffee and tiffin;; visit and experience

Thank thirumun
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Mylapore is one of the oldest and traditional areas of Chennai mainly tamil dominated. marina beach and cricket stadium is very nearby. All famous eateries in mylapore.

Thank vikasmardia
Reviewed 28 September 2017

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

Thank sugumar s
The religious and cultural epicenter of Chennai,
Mylapore is highly revered by the
locals and tourists
for the rich history and architectural marvels that
line its narrow
alleys and markets and is one of the
oldest residential neighbourhood of the city.
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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