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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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    Shobana took us through the streets of the food market with a delightful energy and spirit. We learned the names and stories of foods we had ignored before. Our feet were tired at the end, but our minds were refreshed!
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    The technique of telling stories about the market food and flowers as we walked through the smells sights colours and tastes of india was inspiring. Great guides magnificent english fantastic acoustics and hilarious & informative stories. Its a must , i have been to chennai many
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    Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
    Responded 2 days ago
    Dear Steven. Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that our storyteller and trail captivated you and that you gained insight into Chennai :) We do hope you come back and try more of our tours. We also run tours in Mumbai, Madurai, Trivandrum and Pondicherry. We have recently launched audio tours in several locations including Mahabalipuram, the Egmore Government Museum in Chennai, the Qutub Minar complex in Delhi, and the National Museum in Delhi. You can download these tours by looking up the Storytrails Audio Tours app on the Play Store and the App Store. Cheers, Nayantara
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    Despite being quite weary after only arriving in Chennai from the UK that morning, we thought this tour was excellent, especially as we were the only two participants. A really interesting tour round an area we wouldn't have gone to on our own - thank you!
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    Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
    Responded 6 days ago
    Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear you found the tour excellent and a way to explore parts of the city you might not have otherwise seen. We hope you come back and join us on more tours. We also run them in Madurai, Mumbai, Pondicherry and Trivandrum. Cheers, Jeshma
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    Excellent food and cultural tour with Lakshmi through the bustling streets of St. George. We learned so much, ate so much, and had so much fun! Lakshmi is an excellent teacher and story teller. Money well spent and an unforgettable memory for our family.
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    Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hello, Thank you for your lovely review. :) We are so glad to hear that you found the tour such fun. We had a blast hosting you and your family. Do come back and join us on more tours. We run them in Mumbai, Madurai, Pondicherry and Trivandrum as well. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
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    I recommend this tour to all those people who like the very real life of local people. If you are in Chennai you cannot back home without visiting this wonderful market with the delicious Ms. Laskshmi. Thank you very much for the interesting tour and for all friendly people met
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    Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
    Responded 21 Dec 2019
    Hello, Thank you for your lovely review. :) We are so happy to hear that you found this tour enjoyable and met friendly people. And thank you for the photographs! We hope to see you again soon. We run tours in Chennai, Madurai, Trivandrum, Pondicherry and Mumbai. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
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    LinneaGo
    Summerland, Canada
    32
    Bazaar Delights in "Black Town"
    Shobana took us through the streets of the food market with a delightful energy and spirit. We learned the names
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    W1621TBsarah
    Cadiz, Spain
    20
    High quality explanation in an entertaining way.
    In Chennai, Nayantara took us along streets and into temples, telling us about Hindu beliefs and local practices
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    FarAway721460
    10
    Beautiful experience, awesome story telling !!
    An interesting trail with unique informations woven into it !! Visit to a temple, church and a priests house,
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    OyinW
    Lawrence, Kansas
    80
    A must do for visitors to Chennai; Ask for Akila
    Oh my! What an experience! Akila took us to the temple, a priest's home, the St. Thomas church and on a tuktuk!
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    Steven F
    Clovelly, Australia
    84
    Captivating and Illuminating
    The technique of telling stories about the market food and flowers as we walked through the smells sights colours
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    NancyH1964
    Woodinville, Washington
    236
    Fantastic Chennai Tour
    Our tour guide was so nice and knowledgeable. Very detailed historical stories. Observing the Hindu priests at the
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    djt14
    Monmouth, United Kingdom
    121
    Bazaar Trail
    Despite being quite weary after only arriving in Chennai from the UK that morning, we thought this tour was
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    djt14
    Monmouth, United Kingdom
    121
    Walking Tour
    A great tour, as it's hard to know where to start in Chennai. We learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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    arti605
    London, United Kingdom
    1215
    Great story teller!! But trip geared towards western tourists, pricy compared to other tours worldwide
    I love walking tours - they bring an area, a city, a culture alive like nothing else. Hence i went into this tour
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    K3572RJmargaretf
    10
    A passionate, natural storyteller
    I am a regular visitor to Chennai on business and I don't often have time to be a tourist. But when a friend was
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    Anna L
    64
    Thank you Shobana
    My family and I spent a wonderful afternoon at the Chennai‘s market with Shobana, she is a very wonderful guide
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    Road229062
    Markdorf, Germany
    10
    Peacock walking trail
    Had a fascinating walk through Mylapore hearing all about the local customs and traditions, told very well by
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    Daniel A
    10
    Bazaar tour
    ...very interesting tour and we enjoyed with Shobana, a very friendly and engaged tour guide. Thank you 🙏
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    910janettem
    Thingwall, United Kingdom
    40
    Walking tour
    Definitely recommended! Our guide was amazing, her passion for her work shines through. Her knowledge and sense of
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    hoeppi44
    Stuttgart, Germany
    20
    Awesome tour, best way to learn about Chennai!
    We had a great time with our guide Shobhana. She is very insightful. The trail is very well planned and
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