Also known as Thirumayila, this is a cultural neighbourhood in the southern region of the city. It is famous for its cultural and religious heritage. It is one of the oldest neighbourhoods of the city and is known for its temples, churches and mosques. Though it is a part of the city, one can easily identify it as a different entity by its historical monuments.
Metropolitan Transport Corporation ( MTC) buses of Chennai connect Mylapore to Chennai Central, Broadway, T.Nagar, Tambaram, Adyar , SRP tools, Nungambakkam, Mandaveli, Velachery, Medavakkam, Pallikaranai, V.house, Chetput, Camp Road and many more localities.
Mylapore is linked to Chennai Beach and Velachery by Thirumyilai Railway Station located on the MRTS network.
Mylapore is 8.5 kilometres via Royapetteh to Chennai Central and Chennai international airport is 14.9 kilometres away via Nagapattinam-Chennai Highway.
Real estate in Mylapore is known to be expensive. Average property price here is approximately Rs 12,500 per sq ft. A rental 2BHK apartment can fetch around Rs 17,000 per month. This neighbourhood has about 95 established and eight under-construction projects.
Mylapore is known for its historic infrastructure. San Thome Basilica church built in 16th century and then rebuilt by Britishers in 1893; Luz Church, built by Portuguese, one of the oldest churches in the city; and Kapaleeswarar Temple, the oldest temple in Chennai. Originally constructed by Tuluva Dynasty, this was destructed by Portuguese and reconstructed in the 16th century.
Many cultural organisations (music sabhas) include The Mylapore Fine Arts and Parthasarathy Swami Sabha (there oldest in Tamil Nadu) are established in Mylapore. When it comes to modern infrastructure, this neighbourhood is home to one of the best private film school called Mindscreen Film Institute teaching cinematography, filmmaking and theatre. The Image College of Arts, Animation, and Technology, countrys first digital media college, is also based here.
Dominic Savio School, St Raphael's Girls Hr.Sec.School and P. S. Senior Secondary School are some schools situated in the area.