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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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Chennai, India
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

it is one of the best zones in chennai in terms of temples,shopping,metc.it is well conected by bus and metro rail. temple is the anacient one and visited by thousands of people everyday and it is neatly kept

Reviewed 18 September 2016

Mylapore is a very old ancient place of Madras right from the days of British period. Tram services were running from Mylapore - Luz corner to Parry's Corner,via Triplicane High Road to Parry's corner, Mylapore was a crowded place during that time, as well as...More

Thank Govindarao K
Reviewed 16 September 2016

an old area of chennai this ia a nice place to go for the temple and some shopping. otherwise a miss

Thank Ravin K
Reviewed 13 September 2016

There is plenty to do from shopping, temples, food, buildings, historical sites; etc. I would recommend walking around. people are friendly and always willing to assist. The area is busy with traffic and people. Try to blend in with the crowd!

Thank Sumitra25
Reviewed 13 September 2016

One has to visit this temple , which is very famous and on festival days this temple is thronged by many devotees

Reviewed 13 September 2016

Mylapore is the oldest part in Chennai city, One who visits Chennai should also visit Mylapore. All the attractive places and temples are at walk-able distance.

Thank Lokesh M
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I was at mylapore a few years ago. is is a nice place for devotees of god to visit ancient kapaleeswarar temple, sai baba temple, velliswarar temple and so on. Near to beach, central railway station, shopping mall, besant nagar beach, marina beach. I always...More

Thank anusuyadevi17
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Mylapore is one of the oldest place in Chennai (old name Madras) city. Kabaleeswarar Temple is very famous and old. Sixty three nayanmars festival is being conducted every year in March-April. Very big tank is there in front of the temple. Few more famous temples...More

Thank balasubramanian16847
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Mylapore is a small locality located around the Kapaleshwar temple. The MRTS stop for Mylapore is Tirumalai along the Beach Velachery route. The major attractions are the temple and South Indian eateries (mess) around the place. The ideal time to visit are early mornings and...More

Thank manojkg_me
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is a very good place to visit when in Chennai. It shows a side of the city that no traveller should miss.

Thank Diana J
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Apart from Kapeeleswarar temple, what are the other places to explore in Mylapore?
25 January 2015|
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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