Mylapore in Chennai

Mylapore, the main commercial centre of Chennai.

Mylapore, the main commercial centre of Chennai. | Photo credit: Kiran/wikimedia

Mylapore Overview

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Also known as Thirumayilai, Mylapore is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. A few kilometres drive to the South of Chennai, Mylapore is the main commercial centre of Chennai and is easily accessible by road, buses and MRTS system.

A day trip to Mylapore is a good idea if you wish to cover some famous tourist attractions in the area.

Mylapore is home to one of the oldest residential areas of Chennai. The town’s area spreads across approximately 4 kilometres from north to south and 2 kilometres from east to west.

Apart from renowned historical sites like San Thome Basilica and Madhava Perumal temple, many educational institutions and prominent schools have been built here too. Some of them are Vidya Mandir Secondary School, Vivekananda College, Image College of Arts, Animation and Technology, to name a few.

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