Mylapore, Chennai

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Address: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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Chennai most buzzing and culturally eclectic neighbourhood, Mylapore also happens to be one of the oldest residential parts of the city. This where most of the famous temples of Chennai lie; Kapaleeswarar Temple, Ramakrishna Math, Adi Kesava Perumal Temple, and the Sri Vedantha Desikar Devasthanam/Sri Srinivasar Koil along with the beautiful church Luz Church and the basilica of San Thome. The entire region is a delight to explore on foot, owing to its pretty tree-lined avenues.

Legend has it that this place once the abode of several peacocks, form where it derives its name. Mayil arparikum oor, meaning the “Land of the peacock scream” can further explain this fact. So, you will find a lot of depictions of peacocks in the temple’s architecture too. The region also has a rich trading history in the British period, with a flourishing trade with the Roman Empire. 

How To reach Mylapore by Public Transport

  • Light House MRTS Station
  • Mundakanni Amman Kovil train station
  • Thirumayilai train station

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