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Hotel Saravana Bhavan
209, NSC Bose Rd, Parrys, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001, IndiaMeet outside Hotel Sarvanan Bhavan on NSC Bose Road
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    Kotwal Chavadi Market
    Stop: 60 minutes -
    From being the Black Town to becoming a bustling wholesale market, George Town in Chennai has seen it all. A market place where practically anything that can be legally sold can be bought for the right price. The walking tour takes you into the heart of the vegetable and flower market, with fascinating stories that provide a context to the colourful sights. A visit to the heart of George Town is an experience you will not forget. Crowded markets, narrow lanes, fascinating history, and mesmerizing images are welcoming you to experience the colorful and rich culture.
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Hotel Saravana Bhavan
209, NSC Bose Rd, Parrys, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001, IndiaMeet outside Hotel Sarvanan Bhavan on NSC Bose Road
See address & details
Important Information
Departure Point
Hotel Saravana Bhavan, 209, NSC Bose Rd, Parrys, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001, India
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Beverages
  • Guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child aged 8 and under
  • Dress conservatively keeping knees and shoulders covered
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Andypandy wrote a review Oct 2019
Chennai (Madras), India4 contributions
thanks for taking us on the black town tour. very friendly host. Can be little louder. do not recommend for kids as the place is not clean.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
Responded 12 Nov 2019
Hello, Thank you for leaving us a review. We are happy you got a good overview of the older parts of Chennai. We appreciate the feedback about the volume at which our storytellers speak. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
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Joel B wrote a review Oct 2019
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
My partner and I spent a wonderful afternoon with one of their guides, Akila and had a blast. She was very knowledgeable and charming. Staff were very responsive and helpful over email. Will definitely look out for more of their tours in other cities!
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Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
Responded 9 Oct 2019
Hello, Thank you for your review. It's just lovely to hear that you enjoyed the tour, and that you're going to be looking us up. We offer trails in Madurai, Pondicherry and Trivandrum, and will be opening trails in Mumbai and Kochin too. See you soon! Cheers, The Storytrails Team
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Ingo H wrote a review Sep 2019
Toronto, Canada113 contributions23 helpful votes
What better way to explore a city than on foot? I thoroughly enjoyed this walking tour through the wholesale bazaar in Georgetown very much. Akila was a kind, knowledgable and stimulating guide. We walked through several streets where Akila pointed out interesting things about
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
Responded 7 Oct 2019
Hello, Thank you for leaving us a review. It's lovely to hear that you found our tour a great way to explore the market. We also run tours in Trivandrum, Pondicherry and Madurai, so do look us up. We'd love to host you again. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
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Christine G wrote a review Sep 2019
Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia105 contributions16 helpful votes
The tour was recommended by a friend & we were really glad we did the tour. This was our 2nd tour and we were extremely lucky to again have Akila, our absolutely awesome guide. She was a fountain of knowledge and delivered it clearly and in a really interesting manner. She was
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
Responded 7 Oct 2019
Dear Christine, Thank you for your review and recommendation. We had a lovely time hosting you, so we're thrilled to hear this was your second tour. We also run tours in Trivandrum, Pondicherry and Madurai, so do give us a call if you're ever visiting. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
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dougandmj wrote a review Aug 2019
Denver, Colorado2 contributions
This was to be my 2nd tour with story trails because I so thoroughly enjoyed the 1st one. I payed for the tour online and went to the meeting place which I thought sounded like a rather unique hotel name to my Western ears. Well...it was a chain of hotels and I was so far from
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
Responded 4 Sep 2019
Hello, Thanks for your review. We’re sorry you found it difficult to find the reporting venue. Our reporting instructions do give the complete address, and not just the name of the Hotel. "Hotel Saravana Bhavan, 209, NSC Bose Rd, Parrys, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001, India” - this is address that is displayed and has been going out to all our guests. Do let us know if you received an incomplete version of this on your ticket from Tripadvisor. Thanks for highlighting this. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
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A great story well told
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Not to be missed.
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Highly recommended
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