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Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town provided by Storytrails

Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town

Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h 30m
Group size:
15
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h 30m
  • Group size:
    15
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Beverages
  • Guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Hotel Saravana Bhavan, 209, NSC Bose Rd, Parrys, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001, India Meet outside Hotel Sarvanan Bhavan on NSC Bose Road
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Beverages
  • Guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Hotel Saravana Bhavan, 209, NSC Bose Rd, Parrys, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001, India Meet outside Hotel Sarvanan Bhavan on NSC Bose Road
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hotel Saravana Bhavan
    209, NSC Bose Rd, Parrys, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001, India
    Meet outside Hotel Sarvanan Bhavan on NSC Bose Road
    See address & details
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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 return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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St. Thomas7 contributions
Feb 2020
My fiancé came to Chennai on business and I decided to tag along for a holiday. While he was at the office, I wanted to get out and explore the city but felt a bit overwhelmed at first. Thanks to the great travel advice of a friend, I started looking for walking tours. We found StoryTrails and booked the Bazaar tour on a day he had off to do together. It was fantastic! Our guide, Shobana, was very knowledgeable and even incorporated some humor into her stories about the bazaar. The colors and smells of the market were so vibrant! We had such a wonderful time and StoryTrails provided such a great experience that I booked a second tour solo later in the week - the Peacock Trail. My guide, Karunya, was so pleasant and had seemingly never ending stories to tell me about the sights we explored together. Her passion for storytelling was abundantly clear. I HIGHLY recommend StoryTrails as wonderful, approachable introduction to Chennai. Their tours are TOP NOTCH!
Written 14 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for a Great review! :) We are so happy to know that you had a wonderful time at the bazaar and that you enjoyed the Peacock trail as well. We hope you come back and visit us again. We also have centres in Pondicherry, Trivandrum, Mumbai and Madurai. Cheers, Nayantara
Written 15 February 2020
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Steven F
Clovelly, Australia11 contributions
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 times but never had the clarity offered by the tour guides
Written 23 January 2020
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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
Written 27 January 2020
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Bill Blake
1 contribution
Dec 2019
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.
Written 1 January 2020
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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
Written 2 January 2020
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Steve S
Oaxaca, Mexico5 contributions
Feb 2020
Highly Highly recommend this tour. We saw a lot, learned a lot and our guide was phenomenal! Shogana was extremely knowledgeable, respectful tour guide.
We can’t wait to take more Story Trail Tours!
Written 14 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for your lovely review. We are so happy to know that you learned a lot and had an incredible tour. We can't wait to host you again! Come back and join us on more trails in Chennai, or on our trails in Mumbai, Pondicherry, Madurai and Trivandrum. Cheers, Nayantara
Written 15 February 2020
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Ingo H
Toronto, Canada112 contributions
Sep 2019
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 the architecture, the produce, the people...
The interactions with both Akila and Lakshmi from Storytrails were great. I highly recommend this tour and hope to participate in others.
Written 22 September 2019
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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
Written 9 October 2019
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samantha v
Lobethal, Australia52 contributions
Wow many thanks to our fantastic host Lakshmi for the best tour we have ever had. We have traveled across many countries and this was amazing. As we Walked through the Georgetown market Lakshmi was a wealth of knowledge, great English and highly engaging with us and the people of the market. We learnt so much about the different food sold, the flower market and it’s amazing history. We kept asking questions and stopping she was fantastic. Lucky for us it was just 2 of us but more would not be a prob. A Highlight was coffee and dosa to finish. Many thanks again 👏
Written 25 May 2018
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Thank you Samantha. We're glad you enjoyed the trail so much.
Written 29 May 2018
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dyhx
Singapore3,301 contributions
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 in such an interesting way you just want more.

She was also very knowledgeable of the many fruits and vegetables we saw while walking thru the bazaar, sharing even interesting anecdotes of how some of them got its names.

It was an excellent, knowledge-filled 2hrs walking thru the bazaar, soaking in the atmosphere, immersing in local culture. Best part? Their tours are very affordable!

Super value for money, a must-do for any first timers!
Written 27 July 2019
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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
Written 1 August 2019
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Daniarv
3 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
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 customs of the bazaar and it’s merchants in a way that was easy to understand and remember. Stops behind the counter at different stalls and explanations of the produce/products sold made this a very rewarding experience. Lakshmi is very attentive and went above and beyond to make sure I got back to my hotel after the tour.
Written 4 April 2019
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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
Written 13 April 2019
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tristanr
Canberra, Australia101 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
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 this’ questions. Even though we had microphones, it never felt like a 'tour group' experience.

Tour ended with a refreshing filter coffee and lots of tips about where we could explore next.
Written 19 March 2019
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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
Written 29 March 2019
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niranjanbose
Seattle, WA8 contributions
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.
Written 17 December 2018
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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
Written 18 December 2018
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chadharadhika
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It was really interesting. Excellent narrative, well researched and charmingly delivered. Recommended for all visitors
Lakshmi is an excellent storyteller. Her information was well researched and put together. Her close engagement and
nirupstours
nirupstours
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Brilliant! I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely bring my guests to experience and enjoy this story trail.
Lakshmi was witty and entertains and had us captivated in the stories that she told us. I highly recommend this as
sarahsM4166YP
sarahsM4166YP
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Everything you always wanted to know about temples…
This was an outstanding tour, warmly and knowledgeably conducted by Lakshmi to unveil Hindu temple traditions.
S2022Chennai
S2022Chennai
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Excellent insight into Mylapore Temple
This was an excellent tour. The use of individual microphone sets made it easy to hear the guide even in noisy plac
IJustLiveHere
IJustLiveHere
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This is a Must-Do in Chennai
My teens and I enjoyed this outdoor walk through the history and culture of Mylapore, one of the oldest places in C
537sitaras
537sitaras
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Excellent Tour!
Lakshmi was an excellent tour guide - knowledgeable, friendly, and catered the material well to our specific group.
Andrew C
Andrew C
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A great story well told
What an interesting way to combine the past, the present and the future. And placing India in the world.
lhaouriqui
lhaouriqui
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peacock trail with Akila
Amazing visit of a mylapore temple and the church of Saint-Thomas in Chennai all thanks to our guide Akila who had
LouiseP2909
LouiseP2909
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Brilliant - Chennai Bazaar Trail
We had a great tour of George Town street markets in Chennai - we booked only 4 hours before, online, and the whole
Bruce-Anne
Bruce-Anne
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Not to be missed.
Our guide Akila was superb - knowledgeable, friendly with a great sense of humour and excellent english. The meet
Cynth2514
Cynth2514
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Pondicherry trails
It was entertaining and informative. To know the history is one thing but to be told in a very interesting and dram
DanielFamilyCanada
DanielFamilyCanada
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Sense of Place and History
A really lovely tour of the French quarters in Pondicherry. A microcosm of world history, interactions between cult
TRees1000
TRees1000
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Highly recommended
Excellent tour one of the best. Great stories that I have never heard before despite many previous visits to temple
Z4186RAevaw
Z4186RAevaw
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Wonderful Tour
The Tour was absolutly fantastic and showed us parts of chennai, we never would have found alone. Our guide Tara wa
escape4ever
escape4ever
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Favourite tour in India
My daughter and I so enjoyed this wonderful tour and really recommend it. The time flew by as we walked around the
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