Mylapore

Mylapore, Chennai (Madras): 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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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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Radhika Narasimhan
Chennai (Madras), India244 contributions
Family
I am born raised in Mylapore. Now returning to the same place is Semma feel I should say. Yesterday I was crossing by Dr.Radhakrishnan street, Music academy side, my mind went back to the days as a child I have walked all through here. Now the whole place has walls filled colourful paintings, and green plants. My all time favourite woodlands, then freezone shop now elsewhere, anjaneyar temple, narda gaba Sabha, Nageshwara park, are some landmarks unforgettable spots according to me.
More exploring chennai reminds me of more of chennai.
Written 4 July 2022
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Krishnan N
Suva, Fiji461 contributions
I spent my childhood in Mylapore and hence returning for a visit was nostalgic, although it has become extremely commercial and crowded. But walking through the streets around Kapaleeswarar temple tank and by lanes brought back memories, not to forget the relegious fervor of the Markazhi month
Written 23 December 2021
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Sureshraghuraman
Chennai (Madras), India6 contributions
A place packed with temples. Rather busy and crowded. But trust me a nice place to get great vegetarian food.
Written 17 September 2021
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James G
Michigan City, IN8 contributions
Its a great place to stay in Chennai. The green cover is better than most parts of Chennai. There are wonderful restaurants as well as parks and bazaars. A few fascinating temples as well
Written 27 June 2021
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Susan R
Johor Bahru, Malaysia74 contributions
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
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
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
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 (Madras), India77 contributions
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
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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