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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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from ₹ 1,984.31 per adult
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  • 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
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5708P7
Call 000-0800-100-6999
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
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
  • 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 end 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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St. Thomas7 contributions
GREAT way to explore Chennai
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, Mexico5 contributions
Incredible Tour!
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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LinneaGo
Summerland, Canada8 contributions
Bazaar Delights in "Black Town"
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
Captivating and Illuminating
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
Bazaar Trail
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
1 contribution
Amazing and very tasty experience in Chennai
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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DAMIANO S
Ancona, Italy37 contributions
Excellent tour!!!
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 during the tour. I share part of my pictures in this gallery. Thank you again Lakshmi :-)
Written 18 December 2019
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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
Written 23 December 2019
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Wolfgang B
95 contributions
Wonderful experience in George Town
Great experience in the street market in George Town. But even better were the insights from Nayantara. Highly recommended by us.
Written 15 December 2019
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Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you found the trail a wonderful experience, and that you enjoyed our stories. We hope to see you again on more of our tours. We also run tours in Madurai, Pondicherry, Trivandrum and Mumbai. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
Written 16 December 2019
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Steph
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AMAZING Experience!!!! Totally worth doing!!!
Nov 2019
I had an absolutely wonderful experience with Storytrails and their amazing storytellers!!!! I am a world traveller but this experience is outstanding! The wealth of knowledge wrapped in very entertaining, fascinating stories is quite unique! I loved the storytellers passion, unique expression, extremely high customer service! Honestly I could keep going... short words: Highly recommended and a big thank you to Lakshmi and Nayantara, you both will be the highlight of my trip and I hope we stay in contact!!!
Written 30 November 2019
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Hello, Thank you for such a wonderful, and enthusiastic review! :D We are so very happy to hear that you found both your trails with us so enjoyable and that our storytellers were the highlight of your trip. We'd love to host you again, so do come back soon. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
Written 2 December 2019
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SandyGrim
Bala Cynwyd, PA111 contributions
Excellent and Interesting
Nov 2019
At the end of three weeks in south India and many guided tours, we were lucky enough to take a walking tour in the late afternoon round the George Town bazaar of Chennai with Akila. It was, without a doubt, the best and most informative guided tour we took in India. Some guides tell stories or impart information of dubious veracity; some are difficult to follow -- not Akila. Her stories are clearly and interestingly communicated, her information is sound, and she has great enthusiasm for her topic. In addition, she used a microphone and earpieces for us, which cut through the ambient noise and allowed us to listen to what she was saying without strain. We thoroughly recommend Storytrails and Akila if you are visiting Chennai.
Written 9 November 2019
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Dear Sandy, Thank you for your delightful review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed both your tours with us, and that you had such a nice time with our storyteller. We consider it an honour to be ranked the best tour you've done in India. We hope we see you again soon. If you're ever in India, check out our tours at Madurai, Mumbai, Trivandrum and Pondicherry too. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
Written 14 November 2019
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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.
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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
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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
LAIS20182020
LAIS20182020
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Dakshinachitra visit!
The stories that we heard were magical. Laxmi kept us engaged with her impactful stories and the twinkle in her eye
Kar C
Kar C
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Another Great Story Telling Trail
We met Nayantara at the meetup point on time. We walked over to a temple close by and the stories began. We went
Kar C
Kar C
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Great Story telling Food Trail
Met our story teller Karunya at the meetup point and the wonderful story began. We walked and ate for almost 2 ful
bostontravelnman
bostontravelnman
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Great Peacock Trail Experience
We booked a private tour and had Lakshmi as our guide. She was wonderful! The stories related to the temple and chu
mararch2020
mararch2020
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A Chennai must-do
An insight into Chennai with an amazing guide is also an insight into Indian life, history and culture.
dominique0157
dominique0157
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Friendly conferences
Very well documented and live conferences, mixing day-to-day life and history: exactly what we like!
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