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Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Mylapore holds huge number of temples within it and a religious hub in Chennai. Temples are rich in architecture and well maintained. Very busiest place with branches of all major restaurants, fashion stores and food chains.

Thank Dinesh_cbe
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had been to mylapore many times when I was living in Chennai but this year I decided to do it with a walking tour called peacock trail with the company Storytrail. It was amazing! Mylapore is full of temples and history, it's a very...More

Thank BananaLu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mylapore can boast to be a Harmonious Neighbourhood of Chennai where the People live in peace. It has places of Worship for all like Churches - The Santhome / Rosary / Luz, Temples like Kapaleeswarar, Madhava Perumal Kesava Perumal, Mosques - Jumma Masjid and Madina...More

Thank B R S
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Mylapore is known for number of famous ancient temples. Within a radius of one kilometre 7 Siva temples are located. All these temples are very ancient and attracts large number of people not only from India but also from foreign countries. Besides few Perumal temples...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

Mylapore is a very good locality.very nice location.very friendly and professional community lives in and around the locality. School, bank, ATM and hospital are available nearby the locality.

Thank Afrin S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

In tamil they say Mylai is Kailai ! THat is people equate Mylapore to Kailash.. It has Shirdi Sai Temple , Ramakrishna Math with a great Temple. Karpagambal-Kapaleeswar Temple is a very divine place. I saw Pradosha Pooja being performed there even by about 1989.....More

Thank Narasimhan G
Reviewed 16 May 2017

mylapore kapleeswarar temple sai baba temple, velleeswarar temple and so on to visit in mylapore. center place of chennai city. mylapore market is having that much of fresh vegetables in the evening. we can enjoy by walking in that area, going to temple

Thank anusuyadevi17
Reviewed 11 May 2017

A really wonderful place full of delicious smells of dosas, curries ,Tamil meals, mallepoo flowers. Sights also abound- women drawing muggus, people selling massive coconuts while chopping it off dangerously, traditional houses and traditional people. Visit the temples , eat at a nice place, linger...More

Thank Suhasini G
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Mylapore is the Old Madras now called as Chennai . It's still got all old authentic eating houses and cultural centres apart from ancient temples and tanks. Mylapore is also famous for its shopping and traditional art and culture .

Thank Ushkav
Reviewed 5 May 2017

My Laporte is a old part of city with lot of greenery n tempels,lovely place ,famous for mylapire tank,now it's part of city crowded

Thank shamveelahmed
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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