Situated in Chennai, Mylapore is considered one of the most culturally vibrant travel destinations in South India. Since the beginning, it has seen its fair share of events that have summarised it in a poetic way. 

Along with its cultural significance, Mylapore is also not behind in terms of urban success - it is a nice blend of temples, tree-lined avenues, and shopping malls. 

Many locals refer to this residential area as Thirumayilai which means the land of the peacock's scream. It is said that before modern skyscrapers took over the city, one could see a lot of peacocks here. 

Best Time to Visit Mylapore

Overall it is a great place to visit and explore new things out. The best time to visit Mylapore is between the months of November and February.

History of Mylapore

We can trace the origin of Mylapore to the first century BCE; this was the time when Mylapore was known as Vedapuri. Since the olden times, Mylapore as an inhabited area has survived upon its maritime trade with the Greeks as well as Romans.

Many experts claim that Gold was imported here in exchange for textile materials and spices. And not just that, Mylapore, as a geographical point, was of immense importance to the Syrian Christians as well. This is so because sometime in 52 AD, these people had come to India to spread Christianity.

Places To Visit In Mylapore

Mylapore is one of the famous places to visit in Tamil Nadu. If you are traveling here, then do check out these things to do and tourist places in Mylapore.

1. Kapaleeswarar Temple

This temple boasts of ancient history and cultural aspects of this city - owing to which it is also one of the famous landmarks of this city. The architecture of this place is simply out of this place and brims with so much nostalgia. So, if you ever visit Mylapore then don't miss this one out.

2. Santhome Basilica

The historical significance of this place is simply out of this place. It is known for its architecture and the ancient grandeur. Not many would know but Santhome Basilica has been named after St.Thomas and is also only of the three basilicas present in the entire world that was built upon a direct apostle of Jesus Christ.

3. Heritage & Cultural Walk Across Mangalloi And Mada Veethis

Here you can hope to witness some really significant events and also several amazing options regarding shopping etc. However, these heritage and cultural walks are something you shouldn't give a miss if you want to taste the local culture to its fullest; they introduce you to never seen and never heard before things about this place.

How to Reach Mylapore 

Mylapore in Tamil Nadu is an interesting blend of various things good and nice. Whether we talk about culture, rich history or anything else, Mylapore is worth your time and energy. It is located at a distance of 2,217, 1,340, 1,682, 350 km from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively. Check out the following details on how you can reach Mylapore by the following means of transportation. 

By Air

The nearest airport is the Chennai International Airport (MAA) situated 14 km away. It is considered as the third busiest airport in terms of international traffic and is just behind Delhi and Mumbai. In terms of connectivity, it receives direct and connecting flights from several cities operating to and fro. From the airport, you will need to book a taxi or some other means of local conveyance to reach your destination. 

  • From Bengaluru - Board IndiGo, Spicejet, Air India flights from Bengaluru Airport. The airfares start from INR 2,000 - INR 3,000
  • From Coimbatore - Board Spicejet, IndiGo, Air India flights from Coimbatore International Airport. The airfares start from INR 2,000.
  • From Lucknow - Board IndiGo, Spicejet flights from Lucknow Airport. The airfares start from INR 5,000

Here is a list of Indian cities from where flights are available to Mylapore

By Train

Chennai Egmore (MS) and Chennai Central (MAS) are the nearest railway stations situated in a 5-10 km range. Both the stations are well-connected with the major Indian cities and states. The Chennai Egmore station is built in Gothic style architecture and is one of the most prominent landmarks of Chennai.

The Chennai Central station, formerly known as the Madras Central station is considered to be the primary railway station of Chennai and is responsible for connecting Chennai with other prominent cities and regions of India. After getting off the station, you will need to book a taxi to reach your destination.

By Road

The overall connectivity to Mylapore via road networks is quite good. Thus, if you are planning a road trip to Mylapore then you will find it to be quite a convenient experience for yourself. The roadways and national highways are motorable and easily accessible to reach here. From the nearby cities, you can easily book interstate/private buses or also book a taxi. If you want to travel at your own pace, then you can also consider travelling via your own vehicle.

  • From Vellore - 140 km via Vellore-Chennai Road
  • From Kanchipuram - 70-80 km via Kanchipuram-Chennai Road
  • From Thiruvallur - 50 km via NH716

Frequently Asked Questions about Mylapore

Q. Where is Mylapore located?
A. Mylapore is a neighborhood in the city of Chennai, located in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Q. What are the main tourist attractions in Mylapore?
A. The main tourist attractions in Mylapore include Kapaleeswarar Temple, San Thome Basilica, and Mylapore Ramakrishna Math. 

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