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Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town

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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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    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 travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I booked the Bazaar trail online because I wanted to learn about the local culture and life in Chennai. I never imagined I would enjoy the tour, with Lakshmi as our tour guide, so much. The tour is so interesting. We walk through George Town street market as Lakshmi explains all
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    Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
    Responded 27 Mar 2019
    Hello, Thank you for your wonderful review. We'd love for you to try all our tours, so it might just many many more trips to Chennai :) It was such a pleasure to host you through the Georgetown market, and around Mylapore. We're so glad that you got so much out of it. We do run many other tours in Chennai, and we run trails in Pondicherry, Trivandrum and Madurai as well. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, The Storytrails Team
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    Storytrails is a wonderful organization. I highly recommend the Bazaar trail as you will experience sights, sounds and smells that are at times overwhelming, but wonderfully so. The guides use a microphone and earpiece system that allows you to hear them at all times, even
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    Lakshmi was an excellent guide and storyteller - weaving facts with stories and anecdotes to help us (three foreigners) understand the rhythm and activity of the market. Engaging use of history and current events. Lakshmi was also very accommodating of our endless ‘what’s
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    Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
    Responded 27 Mar 2019
    Hello, Thank you for leaving us a review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your tour, and that you got all your questions answered. We do try to give guests something more than a 'tour group experience', so it's lovely to read that. :) We also run trails in Pondicherry, Trivandrum and Madurai as well, so do give us a shout if you're ever visiting. We;d be very happy to host you again. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
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    What a fabulous way to start a holiday in Chennai! This guided tour of the George Town markets was superb, complete with technology to combat the sounds. We strolled around the beautifully colourful, fragrant, and noisy markets with a most captivating storyteller, and ended the
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    Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
    Responded 12 Jan 2019
    Hello, Thank you for leaving us a review. Lovely to hear that we kicked off your holiday in Chennai. The market is an exciting way to get to know a city. :) We do run other trails in Chennai- fancy a trip around the ever-fascinating Mylapore? Or a look at the buildings the British left behind? We offer these trails and several others in Chennai, and we run trails in Pondicherry, Madurai and Trivandrum. So do look us up. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
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    Highly recommend this tour! We had Akila Raman as our guide and she was extremely knowledgeable and made it a fun tour experience. Georgetown gives you a glimpse of history as well as a view to current day life in Chennai.
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    Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
    Responded 16 Dec 2018
    Hello, Thank you for leaving us a review. We are happy that you had fun on the tour, and that you also learned about Chennai at the same time :) Do come back and do more tours with us in Chennai. Or look us up in some of the other cities we operate it: Madurai, Pondicherry and Trivandrum. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
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    Tom S
    Bangkok, Thailand
    14078
    Storytellers with 5 stars
    What a wonderful introduction to Chennai and India. We were 10 in a group that took the half day walking tour in
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    BenOuris
    3322
    Excellent Walking Tour with Nayantara
    Hello travelers to India. I have taken 6 trips to India so far with countless tours of temples, cities, and
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    Quincy C
    Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada
    10
    The Chennai-Madras Connection
    How does one describe Chennai, sixth largest city of India, largest of Southern India. If one goes by the traffic,
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    ACP_VI
    St. Thomas
    61
    GREAT way to explore Chennai
    My fiancé came to Chennai on business and I decided to tag along for a holiday. While he was at the office, I
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    Steve S
    Oaxaca, Mexico
    50
    Incredible Tour!
    Highly Highly recommend this tour. We saw a lot, learned a lot and our guide was phenomenal! Shogana was
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    TDL78704
    Austin, Texas
    134
    Peacock trail
    Excellent introduction to the sites in Chennai. Extremely pleasant guide. Headphones worked well to amplify her
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    jackharrybill
    Haworth, United Kingdom
    14551
    Interesting tour
    I'll admit it religion isn't my favourite thing. This tour took us round a temple and a church. However, I really
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    Bridget Ikin
    20
    insights into hidden Chennai!
    I spent a fascinating afternoon with Akila in Mylapore, plenty of time for real conversation and she's treasure
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    BRIDGETIKIN
    10
    insights into hidden Chennai!
    I loved my afternoon strolling around Mylapore on the Peacock tour with Akila. So many funny, insightful
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    Dash
    24975
    Fascinating insights
    Loved this experience! Our guide, Karunya is a wonderful storyteller who took us on a gentle tour of the
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