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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 3 days ago

nice place for shopping the fresh fruits and vegetables from the vendors at nominal price. even fancy item and other small articles we can buy from small shops. temple crowded holy place

Thank anusuyadevi17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Need something ethnic in Chennai? Head to Mylapore! It is quite a busy area, so watch out for the traffic! From painting supplies for Indian art works to Handwoven Sarees, you'll find little boutiques and standard shops here! Some of these boutiques have the most...More

Thank sundara v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mylapore gets its name from peacocks. In Tamil peacocks are called MAYIL It appears some hundred years ago this place was flocked with peacocks. Very busy shopping area. You can get anything you want in this area from expensive items to less expensive ones..There is...More

Thank Chandrasekaran N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very important part of the city. You can find lot of famous old temples, small messes with awesome food. Also, nearby there are malls and theaters. It is a must visit place in Chennai for everyone.

Thank Arun R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mylapore is the place where I lived for good 3-4 years starting from 1999 - 2000 then 2005 to 2008 and have lots of teen age memories with this place, recently visited this place again with friends and refreshed all the memories This place is...More

Thank Sunil K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in mylapore for my studies. A peaceful neighborhood. A bit crowdy near temples and market areas. Good accessibility for restaurant and transport.

Thank Ramgopalr89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mylapore is famous for many things local, be it the famous Kapaleeswarar Temple or the famous Rangachari stores. This place has lot of shops where you can buy or fix musical instruments. Though it is very crowded nowadays still its nice to walk and look...More

Thank Angel_Traveler444
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk tours is good in Mylapore. Take a cab or local transportation and get down near Mylapore tank. The Mylapore tank is a prominent place with lot of shops all around - petty things to markets to jewellery to road side eateries to temples. One...More

Thank Karthik R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is very good place for temples there are so many beautiful temples and so big I it so much I want to go again mylapore

Thank ajaysu
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Fascinating walking tour and culinary experience in Mylapore, led by Deepa who's a very knowledgable and friendly host. What a memorable experience to discover the ingredients for these delicious South Indian dishes and Tamil specialties - the spices, the vegetables, the history of cooking and...More

Thank Al B
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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