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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Walk tours is good in Mylapore. Take a cab or local transportation and get down near Mylapore tank. The Mylapore tank is a prominent place with lot of shops all around - petty things to markets to jewellery to road side eateries to temples. One...More

Thank Karthik R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is very good place for temples there are so many beautiful temples and so big I it so much I want to go again mylapore

Thank ajaysu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating walking tour and culinary experience in Mylapore, led by Deepa who's a very knowledgable and friendly host. What a memorable experience to discover the ingredients for these delicious South Indian dishes and Tamil specialties - the spices, the vegetables, the history of cooking and...More

Thank Al B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mylapore is the one of the main place in Chennai city. mylapore is the place where lots of hotels,institutions.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you visit a mylapore, you will feel the pleasant odor of temple, especially Kabaleeswarar temple

Thank Praveen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of favourite temple is located in mylapore...So i used to go there very frequently...Famous temples like kapaleeswarar temple, saibaba temple is here... Environment around the temple was so clean and good...But the place opposite to railway station and around the station was very dirty....More...More

Thank srinath j
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mylapore symbolize for Hindus cultural area,there we have parthasarty temple and mostly Chennai Iyer community people occupied that area .lux corner is busy signal and crowded area .we also having famous shops kumaran silks for dress.

Thank SIVA S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mylapore holds huge number of temples within it and a religious hub in Chennai. Temples are rich in architecture and well maintained. Very busiest place with branches of all major restaurants, fashion stores and food chains.

Thank Dinesh_cbe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had been to mylapore many times when I was living in Chennai but this year I decided to do it with a walking tour called peacock trail with the company Storytrail. It was amazing! Mylapore is full of temples and history, it's a very...More

Thank BananaLu
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Mylapore can boast to be a Harmonious Neighbourhood of Chennai where the People live in peace. It has places of Worship for all like Churches - The Santhome / Rosary / Luz, Temples like Kapaleeswarar, Madhava Perumal Kesava Perumal, Mosques - Jumma Masjid and Madina...More

Thank B R S
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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