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Chennai (Madras)

Mylapore, an ancient town in the heart of modern Chennai, pre date the city by at least 2000 years. Widely considered the nub from where the rest of the city grew, it has kept alive many traditions and art that chennai is so well known for. The famous Kapaleeswara Temple is a fine example of the pure Dravidian style, with gopurams and mandapams, and is the epicentre around which the area of Mylapore is built. During this walk you can see the jewellers, silk merchants, fruit and vegetable sellers and the flower vendors in the bazaars. The walk also takes us through small lanes with old-style homes, through silk shops, stores selling music and religious memorablia, etc. Mylapore, an ancient town in the heart of modern Chennai, pre date the city by at least 2000 years. Widely considered the nub from where the rest of the city grew, it has kept alive many traditions and art that chennai is so well known for. The famous Kapaleeswara Temple is a fine example of the pure Dravidian style, with gopurams and mandapams, and is the epicentre around which the area of Mylapore is built. During this walk you can see the jewellers, silk merchants, fruit and vegetable sellers and the flower vendors in the bazaars. The walk also takes us through small lanes with old-style homes, through silk shops, stores selling music and religious memorablia, etc. Mylapore, an ancient town in the heart of modern Chennai, pre date the city by at least 2000 years. Widely considered the nub from where the rest of the city grew, it has kept alive many traditions and art that chennai is so well known for. The famous Kapaleeswara Temple is a fine example of the pure Dravidian style, with gopurams and mandapams, and is the epicentre around which the area of Mylapore is built. During this walk you can see the jewellers, silk merchants, fruit and vegetable sellers and the flower vendors in the bazaars. The walk also takes us through small lanes with old-style homes, through silk shops, stores selling music and religious memorablia, etc.