Nanganallur Hanuman Temple : To all those Hanuman fans out there who throng to him asking for favours before an exam and bribing him with all sorts of promises, this area is the place to be. Connected by train, get down at Palavanthangal station and walk for a kilometer or so to find yourself in the most homely of temples in the city. Hanuman stands 32 feet tall, carved from a single granite stone surrounded by other small deities. Nanganallur is often referred to as the 'Temple town of Chennai'; hosting several varieties of temples from Raghavendra Mutt to Ayyappan temple. But the star of the show is our very own Hanuman. Visit during weekends for minimal crowds enabling a peaceful darshan.