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You'll start at
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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You'll end at
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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dyhx wrote a review Jul 2019
Singapore3,034 contributions113 helpful votes
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Luckily for me, the small group Bazaar Walking Trail became a private tour as there was no one else but me. So am really lucky to get a private tour with the lovely Nayantara who really knows her stuff. She spoke well and clear, and delivered history and showcased the culture
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Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
Responded 30 Jul 2019
Hello, Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review. It's so nice to hear that you found the tour so engaging, and such an immersive experience. We had a great time hosting you, and we'd love to have you on a trail with us again. We do several tours in Chennai. You can also find us in other cities: Madurai, Pondicherry, and Trivandrum. Soon, we'll be launching trails in Mumbai and Cochin. Do look us up the next time you're visiting. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
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Erica F wrote a review Jul 2019
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Nayantara took us around Georgetown market for over two hours and showed us around. We learned so much about both the market and Chennai as a whole. This was a great introduction into the city, and we highly recommend. Nayantara was so kind and a wonderful speaker!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
Responded 13 Jul 2019
Dear Erica, Thank you for leaving us a review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us, and that it helped you understand Chennai a little better. It was our pleasure, showing you around the city. We hope you visit us again, and try some of our other trails. We also run them in Pondicherry, Madurai and Trivandrum. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
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Susan C wrote a review Jun 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania3 contributions1 helpful vote
We started off our trip through southern India with a walking tour of the vegetable and flower market in Georgetown. Our guide, Mrs Aquila Rana, provided our group of parents in their 50s and adult children in their 20s with a very engaging and fun walk. We loved it!
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Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
Responded 29 Jun 2019
Hello, Thank you for leaving us a review about our Bazaar trail. How lovely it is to hear that we made your first day in Chennai great! :D We had a great time hosting both parents and children, and would be very happy to do it again. Do come and join us on more trails in Chennai. We also run them in Pondicherry, Trivandrum and Madurai. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
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Caroline1789 wrote a review Jun 2019
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We had a very enjoyable moment doing the bazaar trail! Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. We learned a lot about local food, and the local way of life! Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
Responded 7 Jun 2019
Dear Caroline, Thank you for our review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the tour, and learned so much on it. We hope you come back and do more tours with us. We run several tours in Chennai. Apart from that we also run tours in Madurai, Trivandrum and Pondicherry. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
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Daniarv wrote a review Apr 2019
3 contributions3 helpful votes
In Chennai for a couple of days and nothing to do one afternoon. Booked this tour to pass the time....what a great surprise. Walking through the bazaar with Lakshmi was a thoroughly enjoyable learning experience. The story she told wove together the culture, religions and
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
Responded 11 Apr 2019
Hello, Thank you for that lovely review title, and for a lovely review :) We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the tour with us and found it a rewarding experience. If you're ever in Chennai again, do join us on our other tours. We also run these tours in Pondicherry, Trivandrum, and Madurai. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
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A great story well told
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