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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

lots of crowds over there with an interesting history. it was a good walk if you are interested to observe the local culture and see how people live their days. small shops, local food ...

Thank Muhammad A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mylapore (Kabali) temple is historic. Mylapore is centrally located with many great restaurants, stores, and hotels. It is also very crowded.

Thank jawa13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ever-busy and active place is important in the city of Madras(Chennai) for its historic temple and church.The crowded markets and very old lanes with a touch of the past era and its own beauty with lots of religious atmosphere.

Thank S V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mylapore. Chennai. When it comes to mind ,Ten it is Kapaleeswarar Temple to Visit. The lively loving Lord Shiva as name in Kapaleeswar Living in Mylapore. Place accompanied by great food,Coffee,Shoping area.And the most and the best is Lord Saibaba;s shrine also near by.

Thank BBhusanMohanty
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Go back in time and wander down the shop and stall lined streets surrounding the old temples and get a glimpse of the local flavours, products and colourful people. Plenty of surprises in store definitely. Chennai people in their local neighbourhoods show their hospitality and...More

Thank Tan T
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Literal translation of Mylapore - Lotus Flower Pond. The famous Kapaleeshwarar Temple is located in this area, so also the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple. Lot of Tamil Iyers, Iyengers and Brahmins live in this neighborhood. It is also the home for Sanskrit College.

Thank GrannyMaa
Reviewed 7 November 2017

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 7 November 2017

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 29 October 2017 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

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

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
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.
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Response from Shivcharan V | 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