Mylapore

Mylapore, Chennai: Hours, Address, Mylapore Reviews: 4.5/5

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
About
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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The area
Neighbourhood: Mylapore
The religious and cultural epicenter of Chennai, Mylapore is highly revered by the locals and tourists for the rich history and architectural marvels that line its narrow alleys and markets and is one of the oldest residential neighbourhood of the city. Home to a cluster of tree-lined avenues full of popular churches and the renowned Kapaleeswara Temple soaked in Dravidian architectural vibes, Mylapore is filled with small lanes with old-style homes, music auditoriums and stores selling music and religious memorabilia. The bazaars selling jewellery, fresh produce and flowers that surround the streets of this neighbourhood provide a colourful backdrop to the temple. Aimless strolls through the small lanes lead you to hidden corners of some mouth-watering south-Indian dishes served at local places like Maami’s mess, Jannal Kadai and Kaalathi Stall.
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Susan R
Johor Bahru, Malaysia74 contributions
a good place to revive old memories
Feb 2020
this is the place i used to go when i was a little girl and now its so different all have changed and still the ideology is there and its a place for lovely craft and worship things to buy.
Written 31 March 2020
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ashlokan
Nellore, India40 contributions
Saptha Sthana Sthalams in Mylapore
Mar 2020
The Saptha Sthana Sthalams are seven important Shiva Temples located in Mylapore.Most people worship Kapaleeswarar temple only. But there are six other eually divine temples around where the Saptha Rishis like Vasishta,Agasthya and others have worshipped the presiding Deity in each of the temples. The Temples are Karaneeswarar Temple,Theerthapaleeswarar Temple, Velleeswarar Temple, Virupaksheeswarar Temple,Valeeswarar Temple,Malleeswarar Temple and finally Kapaleeswarar Temple. All the Temples could be visited in about 3 hours time.
Written 23 March 2020
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Deadman17
Mumbai, India568 contributions
An important part of the city and its culture
Feb 2020
Mylapore is an area with rich history and heritrage of Chennai. This is an area where there are multiple temples, eateries open since many decades and places where traditions even today mean a lot. The rich heritage and traditions do come alive even more during festival times.
Written 23 February 2020
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Road43021039128
3 contributions
Visit to a place of peace and soothing mind.
Sep 2019
A place where you can buy anything and everything at affordable price combined with quality and your taste.
Written 11 February 2020
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KARTHIKb87
Chennai, India77 contributions
Chennai important landmar/area
Dec 2019
Its important landmark area in chennai. Mylapore is one of important and busy area in chennai and had shrine of Myalapore Kapaleeswarar temple and some more temples. It also had Ramakrishna mutt
Written 31 January 2020
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Mrudula
111 contributions
Known for temples
Aug 2019
This is neighbouring to chennai and known for most of it's temples chruches and monuments or architectures that it hold
Written 23 January 2020
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satheesh
Chennai, India218 contributions
It can be anything you want to be
May 2019 • Solo
Mylapore caters to all the section of people , be it a foodie, spiritually inclined , shopaholic everything.

The kabaleeswarar temple is a major attraction . Apart from it we have Shirdi Sai baba temple which attracts huge crowd too .

The food scene is awesome and you can find satiate your buds within the high rise restaurants are among the thatched roofs.
Written 26 December 2019
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tsk0101
Mumbai, India333 contributions
A must visit place
Dec 2019
One must visit Kapaleeswarar temple located in Mylapore and also have food in Nithya Amirtham. Worth visiting.
Written 6 December 2019
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Anusuya D
Chennai, India238 contributions
Excellent holy place
Aug 2019 • Family
So many holy and ancient temple in and around mylapore. After worship, we can around in the streets of it for street shopping. Evening market is superb
Written 9 November 2019
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LostMySelfTraveling
Visakhapatnam (Vizag), Andhra Pradesh, India382 contributions
Mylapore is must visit place in Chennai
Dec 2018 • Couples
The best part in Mylapore is the temple. It's very big and it has koneru ( tank) beside the temple. There is a metro railway station too. Youcan buy all puja items and Telugu books too. There is Ramakrishna Math also located in Mylapore. There are many cultural actives like classical dance programs are held on stages. You can music cds also here.
Written 8 November 2019
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