Pondy Bazaar

Pondy Bazaar, Chennai (Madras): Address, Pondy Bazaar Reviews: 4/5

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Neighbourhood: George Town/Parry’s Corner
George Town is one of the busiest and most commercial neighbourhoods of Chennai. It may not boast of pubs or restaurants, but it surely offers something that the rest of Chennai can’t - a strong whiff of history. This historical area located in north Chennai is where the city of Madras was officially born in 1640 alongside Fort St. George. A walk here leads you to the well-established specialised bazaars and wholesale markets selling everything under the sun: fabrics, fruits, vegetables, spices, fabrics, camera, perfumes, jewellery, etc. Home to the High Court and other State institutions and famous for a large resident Sindhi and Marwari community, George Town is a rich congregation of shrines of different faiths within its boundaries – from Hindu and Jain temples to churches, mosques and synagogue. If you are craving some authentic North Indian food, head to streets of Sowcarpet for chaat, vada pav and other popular street snacks.
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Ravikesh P- Fiji
Suva, Fiji24 contributions
It was very ideally located as we stayed at the Grand Chennai by GRT. As the place is well known for its shopping it was a great experience as the whole street, Sir Thayagarya Road, T Nagar is full of shops. Apart from main streets, there are smaller streets that also has shops. As it is a famous place for shopping, shop owners take full advantage and things are very expensive. Prices are same or more expensive than the shopping malls like express mall. Communication can be a problem as salespeople do not speak fluent english. Hindi too can be a problem. Another drawback is the constant negging by the street dwellers who are either begging or selling things which they insist you to buy.
Not many clean eateries except for some big restaurants like A2B and Balaji. KFC is also available.
Written 15 August 2022
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Hooray H
London, UK2,257 contributions
Lots of shops, well organised & busy.
We went into an amazing shop full of stainless steel products of mediocre quality but very inexpensive.
Fun
Written 27 April 2020
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TravelTime
Bengaluru, India242 contributions
There are lot of shops to choose from with varied prices, you can get items starting from 5 rupees. Pondy bazaar is in TNagar, it is a huge street. Parking is little difficult to get during weekends especially for cars, but well organized parking throughout the area. There are lot of items to choose from based on your budget, this is heaven for girls for sure......
Written 15 March 2020
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PitoyAmpil1941
Manila, Philippines7 contributions
the place was big, huge n large.... n very expensive..... with a 65 US dollar standard room price at Design Hotel...... one has to enter the hotel from the mall entrance....
Written 19 February 2020
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KARTHIKb87
Chennai (Madras), India77 contributions
Pondy bazaar is chennai's one of busiest Market area since long time. Its had busiest road and lot of shops to purchase. Recently Govt made Pedestrain plaza in Pondy bazaar as part of smart city project with wider foot paths , automated parking, lot of fountains, decorated trees etc.,
Written 31 January 2020
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discerning24
Melbourne, Australia59 contributions
We enjoyed the bargains, the ambience and the range of 'name' shops and local bazaars. The street has been made pedestrian friendly, a rarlty in this city of aggressive motorists. It is quiet with trees lining it and places to sit. Thoroughly recommended for your visit to Chennai.
Written 13 January 2020
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SAAGOBAA
Mumbai, India94 contributions
If you want best saree with best quality and great look with budget cost then this is place to explore it and buy. they have from A to Z types of sarees available .
Written 5 January 2020
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#amosamiyanayek🎧
Chennai (Madras), India120 contributions
Friends
the newly renovated and one of the most shopping destination and busiest hub... not even only shopping including food and WiFi accessable around the street ... the best for relaxation and hangout with kids and friends
Written 14 December 2019
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tsk0101
Mumbai, India333 contributions
It is one of the busiest places in Chennai with a lot of shopping centres and shops for almost anything you want.
Written 6 December 2019
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LostMySelfTraveling
Visakhapatnam (Vizag), Andhra Pradesh, India382 contributions
Friends
Pondibazar is one of the best places in Chennai for shopping. The flee market is very reasonable. One more thing that is good about this place is its not too conjusted like T Nagar. That's why I prefer Pondi Bazar T Nagar. You have everything available here from fro. You flowers, footwear, clothes, toys and what not. Everything is available here.
Written 7 November 2019
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