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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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Reviewed 13 October 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 12 October 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 4 October 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 23 September 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.

Thank SWLN
Reviewed 22 September 2016

it is one of the best zones in chennai in terms of temples,shopping,metc.it is well conected by bus and metro rail. temple is the anacient one and visited by thousands of people everyday and it is neatly kept

Reviewed 18 September 2016

Mylapore is a very old ancient place of Madras right from the days of British period. Tram services were running from Mylapore - Luz corner to Parry's Corner,via Triplicane High Road to Parry's corner, Mylapore was a crowded place during that time, as well as...More

Thank Govindarao K
Reviewed 16 September 2016

an old area of chennai this ia a nice place to go for the temple and some shopping. otherwise a miss

Thank Ravin K
Reviewed 13 September 2016

There is plenty to do from shopping, temples, food, buildings, historical sites; etc. I would recommend walking around. people are friendly and always willing to assist. The area is busy with traffic and people. Try to blend in with the crowd!

Thank Sumitra25
Reviewed 13 September 2016

One has to visit this temple , which is very famous and on festival days this temple is thronged by many devotees

Reviewed 13 September 2016

Mylapore is the oldest part in Chennai city, One who visits Chennai should also visit Mylapore. All the attractive places and temples are at walk-able distance.

Thank Lokesh M
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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