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Address: Chennai (Madras), India
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Without Mylapore, there is no Chennai!

Mylapore is probably one of the oldest parts of what is now Chennai. It is so old that trade with ancient Rome and Greece flourished in ancient times. Even Ptolemy, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 June 2016
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Mylapore is probably one of the oldest parts of what is now Chennai. It is so old that trade with ancient Rome and Greece flourished in ancient times. Even Ptolemy, the Greco-Egyptian writer mentions (in the 2nd Century A.D.) that the port of Mylapore was known to the Romans and the Greeks. Present day Mylapore is a cultural hub and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

One does not simply visit Mylapore, one has to fully experience. As someone who has spent ten years in the place, I have cherished my times there. With so many temples shops and restaurants, Mylapore is simply mesmerizing!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Old place, All items avilable, Good hotels which is very economic is available, good temples are plenty, good people around

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

This is one place where you will find temples,churches etc equally famous.It is a very peaceful place to unwind near the marina beach.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Mylapore known as veda puri is the cultural centre in South Chennai. Mylapore is well connected by road; and suburban railway and the station is call Thirumayilai. Places of interest include Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Sai Baba Temple, Adi Kesava Perumal Temple, Luz Church etc. Kapaleeshwarar and Sai Baba temples can be visited in one stretch, preferably during week days.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Mylapore is famous for Temples, Shopping, Walking Tours and best eat outs etc. Its a must visit place for all the tourists. Centrally located and one whole day is required to see this place leisurely. Budget friendly place and everything is available according to your budget including the luxury purchasers. One can also visit the Santhome Church and the beach... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

I visited one of the oldest most culturally rich suburbs of Chennai last week.There is so much going on here- lots of shopping, street bazaars, temples to visit and authentic south indian mouth watering cuisine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

One must experience and enjoy the ambience and the crowded streets and the aghraharams of Mylapore to feel the taste of real Chennai. Fine filter coffee, fresh flowers, colorful fresh vegetables and kolams fill the streets of Mylapore. A must visit place in Chennai

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

This is one of the most crowded areas in Chennai. It is mainly known for the Kapaleeshwarar temple. However, there is more to this place as well. There are a lot of shopping options, restaurants and other attractions surrounding this area. The place is easily accessible through public transport but you would face a lot of traffic before you reach... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Mylapore is famous for the Kapaleeshwar temple. This place is well connected with other areas and commercially active one. It has lot of shops and eateries. But the place is crowded even in week days.

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