Immerse yourself in the wonderful mix of colors, aromas, and noise, of the traditional markets of India when you take our fantastic tour of Chennai's bazaars. You can even buy a wonderful souvenir for your friends or family back home.
Market Tour of Chennai
We will meet up in front of the statue of King George V, in the center of the city. From there, we will begin our wonderful tour through the charming markets and bazaars of Chennai.
Out first stop is Sowcarpet, one of the oldest and most important commercial areas of the city. As you stroll along the captivating streets and among the stalls, you will learn all about the city's history of trading, from its origins through to the present day.
Later, we walk to Godown Street, the best shopping area for textiles, dresses, saris, and other colorful, Indian garments. Our professional guide will explain to you about the traditional uses of these outfits and you can buy one as a souvenir of your amazing experience in Chennai.
After exploring Godown Street, we will head to Black Town and George Town, two enchanting areas characterized by bustling, picturesque alleys, street sellers, and colorful artisan market stalls. This is the Indian shopping experience in its purest form.
Then, we will visit Parry's Corner market, one of the favorite areas for both locals and tourists to make some purchases. Each street is dedicated to a specific product such as saris, rugs, handicrafts, and lamps.
Our tour of Chennai's marketplaces concludes with a visit to the Burma Bazaar, which is run by refugees from Myanmar. Here you can find wonderful tech products and perfumes at amazing prices.
Per personUS$ 11.10
The tour is exclusively in English.
Guide in English
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (11:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
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No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
King George V