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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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank tickey2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 19 September 2017

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 11 September 2017

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
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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