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Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
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Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town

By Storytrails
Recommended by 96% of travellers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About

Ages 6-85
Duration: 2h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • Ananda bhavan, 174/A , N.S.S, NSC Bose Rd, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 79, India
    Meet outside Hotel Adyar Ananda Bhavan on NSC Bose Road
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5708P7

    • 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
    • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5708P7

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      Ananda bhavan
      174/A , N.S.S, NSC Bose Rd, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 79, India
      Meet outside Hotel Adyar Ananda Bhavan on NSC Bose Road
      See address & details
    • 1
      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
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Storytrails
      966
      India
      Joined in May 2008
    • marciaj421
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Eat Your Way thrrough the Sowcarpet Market
      My guide was knowledgeable and engaging. We visited eateries with a long history of operation in Sowcarpet Market and tasted the signature offering of each. My guide had warm relationships with the owners of each place we stopped to enjoy snacks. She also knew many shopkeepers along the way and introduced me to a variety of interesting shops. She was expert at negotiating the heavy pedestrian and wheeled traffic as we made our way from one stop to the next.
      Written 27 December 2023
    • Bridget T
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      One of the highlights of our travels in India
      We undertook both the food trail and the Peacock trail with Lakshmi and had a wonderful time. Storytelling is such a fabulous way to learn about a culture - and fabulous stories they were too. We would recommend BOTH tours.
      Written 17 December 2023
    • Voyager42519474338
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Hindu Temple and priest's home
      We toured the Hindu temple and visited in a priest's home. Lakshmi knew everyone and made the visit very personal. Gave us a deep understanding of Hindu relition and the role of the temple and priests
      Written 21 November 2023
    • Voyager42519474338
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful feel of the bazaar
      Lakshmi is so charming and knowledgeable! We learned all about the the bazaar, the many amazing spices and vegetables, the buildings and met many people along the way.. She took great care of us so we didn't slip in the street or get trampled by the astounding traffic - we are old hands at the honking and the aggressive driving, but Lakshmi helped keep us safe.
      Written 21 November 2023
    • Navigate46601849121
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Peacock trail tour
      An excellent and informative tour .Lakshmi was a great tour guide who added real atmosphere to the tour with her stories .Thank you
      Written 4 November 2023
    • Sherpa33774416345
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Stories, fun, authentic
      One of the best walking tours ever!!! So thankful to Lakshmi for taking us around Mylapore with interesting stories, fun facts, humour and charm. I took the tour twice now. I recommend it to everyone!
      Written 3 November 2023
    • NMDA
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brilliant. Highly recommend
      Brilliant experience with Lakshmi. Such a wonderful and articulate guide. Full of information. Visited two of the main sites. Would love to do some their other offerings in future
      Written 29 October 2023
    • 560filips
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      I heart Storytrails!
      I've taken this tour 3 times over the last 5 years during various business trips to Chennai and I loved everyone of them! Lakshmi is a fantastic story teller, delivering an engaging history of the temples and surrounding area of Mylapor. If all of the tours they offer are like this one, you can expect an engaging experience.
      Written 24 October 2023
    • Curious28902467467
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Marvellous Mylapore……. A tour so easy to enjoy and hard to forget!!!
      When my wife booked the “Peacock Trail” tour, I went along, expecting it to be one of those many walking tours, that we have taken in the past.But nothing prepared me for what followed. Lakshmi our Tour Advisor, met us punctually at the appointed time and explained the programme. We were all very impressed by her friendly and pleasant demeanour and quite taken up by the way she took us through the tour. Her deft storytelling , recounting of fascinating facts and trivia, interspersed with interesting anecdotes, had us all hanging on to her every word !!! She answered all our queries patiently and clearly and cleared the air on many aspects and practices, that we were not aware of, or just followed, without really realising the true significance. In short Lakshmi was a treasure trove of information !!! Our 10 year old granddaughter who was with us simply couldn’t stop talking about the tour, much after it finished. There are many interesting places on this planet, that we might have visited, but what makes them that much more interesting and memorable, are those dedicated Tour Advisors, who take us there and guide us through, recounting the tales and trivia with such passion and pride !!! For us the Mylapore and San Thome walking tour was a one of a kind experience and we have Lakshmi to thank, for making it that much more special and unforgettable. Thank you Story Trails and keep it up!!!
      Written 9 September 2023
    • Pathfinder473569
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent Tour
      The guide Lakshmi Shankar was wonderful, extremely knowledgeable, personable, and able to make the experience unique. Definitely worth it!
      Written 26 August 2023
    • needs_to_be_said
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Peacock trail on a quiet Sunday
      Very interesting area, and a well designed tour. Lakshmi was an excellent guide! The style of narrative for the tour is an interesting concept that works very well.
      Written 18 August 2023
    • Stephanie J
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fascinating tour , and great food .
      We had a fantastic tour around the bustling Sowcarpet market area . Lakshmi was the perfect guide giving us really interesting background stories of the local area and supplying us with loads of different foods from long-established local food outlets . A perfect afternoon ! Thank you .
      Written 9 August 2023
    • Sharpman66
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      All good. Guide very informative, took time to answer questions. Over-all I would recommend this tour.
      Nothing to complain about at all. Learnt a lot enjoied the food stops and the history along with it. Happily recommend this tour as a group or a solo traveller.
      Written 1 August 2023
    • Sunshine36098615018
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Loved the Peacock Trail!
      I had a wonderful experience. Our guide, Lakshmi, was exceptional. Very personable and knowledgeable, she was full of facts and stories about anything you set your eyes on throughout the trail. She was attentive to our needs, and very hospitable. I would highly recommend Storytrails for anyone wishing to have an immersive experience in Chennai's history and culture.
      Written 18 July 2023
    • Sonia R
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      loved itttt
      Lakshmi was an excellent storyteller who was able to condense Mylapore's rich and long history into bite size pieces. Although I'm a foreigner and my group was comprised of very learned Chennai natives, the tour had something new for all of us. Will definitely be doing another storytrails tour!
      Written 18 July 2023
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    Nick
    Woking, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Solo
    I do not post many reviews but I really wanted to say how incredible the Storytrails team are. I had a tour in Chennai and one in Madurai with separate guides and both were briliant. Knowledgeable, interesting and infinitely patient (I asked a LOT of questions) the guides made the tours both fun and informative. I really cannot recommend them highly enough. Nick
    Written 25 February 2024
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    Cate&Jim
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    We can't speak highly enough of this tour. Lakshmi is an engaging, knowledgeable and highly skilled guide; she imparts her knowledge in a fun and accessible way. We learned so much about the market, it's people and history and the goods on sale without feeling lectured. Stories are a brilliant way of immersing you in a culture, and by the end of the tour we felt we had properly experienced a little bit of India thanks to this delightful guide and excellent itinerary.
    Written 3 February 2024
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    Daniel D
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023 • Couples
    Great informative tour, we learn a lot on the history of Chennai, indian food (especially feom the south), customs, etc. Our guide Lakshmi was really good and professional. Her explanations were clear, her English was excellent and she provided always just the right level of information.

    Communication with the company was also excellent. Would totally recommend to people visiting Chennai.
    Written 27 May 2023
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    Leo T
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We just got back from a visit to Georgetown and really had a great time. Lots of clear detailed information about everything and it was really funny.
    I definitely recommend it if you want to discover a typical Chennai neighborhood and really immerse yourself in Indian culture.
    Thanks again Lakshmi!
    Written 30 December 2022
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    Hi Leo Thank you for a wonderful review and your kind recommendation. We are happy you enjoyed the stories and loved the experience. We also run walks at Madurai and Trivandrum and would be happy to host you in these cities as well. Cheers , Lakshmi
    Written 2 February 2023
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    ACP_VI
    St. Thomas7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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    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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    Steve S
    Oaxaca, Mexico8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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    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
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    LinneaGo
    Summerland, Canada8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    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!
    Written 27 January 2020
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    Hello, Thank you for leaving us a review. We are very happy to hear that you found the tour through Georgetown delightful :) We hope you come back and do more tours with us soon. We have trails in Madurai, Pondicherry, Trivandrum and Mumbai as well. Warmly, Lakshmi
    Written 30 January 2020
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    Steven F
    Clovelly, Australia11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    djt14
    Monmouth, UK17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    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!
    Written 20 January 2020
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    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
    Written 22 January 2020
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    Bill Blake
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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