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“Shoppers Paradise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mylapore

Mylapore
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US$23.00*
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Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Shoppers Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

I love the location, the food, the people. Its a fun place to wander around.

Visited November 2011
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“Nice place,temples and street shops.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

Lot of temples around, nice south indian food outlets, ambika appalam store where you get all south indian snacks and pickles, street shops for everything, nice place to walk around. Go on a weekday. weekends are too too busy.

Visited December 2011
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Old Chennai lives here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

when some body first walks into katchery road or mandaveli high road, they feel they have entered a different era of chennai, but that is mylapore for you . It houses lots of temples and the prominent one being Kapalishwarar temple . The old time favories for shopping are still here, so enjoy the feel of it .

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Shopping”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

Great shopping and great food available .. if possible try to get to the Express Avenue mall its got all the major brands and huge food court - western style

Visited January 2012
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Mylapore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

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

Visited January 2012
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