It is known for its tree-lined avenues, the seventh-century Kapaleeshwara Temple ,SanThome Basilica and Ramakrishna Math. Mylapore is regarded as the birthplace of the Tamil poet and saint Thiruvalluvar, who is one of the icons of Tamil literature.
Mylapore is known for its cultural and religious heritage. The Kapaleeshwara temple has a famous tank and shops line all four sides of the tank. It has everything from spices (Ambika Applam Depot) to stainless steel shops. Sukra is a famous silver shop on the west side of the tank. There are a dozen street vendors in this area who sell bangles, flowers, fruits and other small items and where bargaining is allowed and practiced. It is noisy and crowded area. Shopping near the Mylapore tank is a quintessential Chennai shopping experience.
Mylapore is also known for its classical dance accessories. Costumes, jewellery and other dance accessories can be found near the Kapaleeswara Temple in Shanti Tailors store. Sukra also stocks dance jewellery. Another famous shop is “GIRI trading” which specializes in all things spiritual such as deities, puja articles and religious music CDs.
Ahead is Rasi Silks,which is a very well known brand and your best bet for beautiful silk sarees, scarves,and Tanjore paintings . It is one of the best known shops for bridal wear sarees. Shrinivas Silks , which is closer to the Mylapore tank in the Luz Bazar is another well known shop for Kanjivaram silk sarees & cotton sarees.
The Chennai City Center shopping mall in Mylapore, has a multiplex, a food court and several shops.
See which are the best shops in Mylapore with our shopping guide on famous markets in Chennai.
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