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.