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Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town provided by Storytrails

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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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You'll end at
Hotel Saravana Bhavan
209, NSC Bose Rd, Parrys, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001, IndiaMeet outside Hotel Sarvanan Bhavan on NSC Bose Road
See address & details
Important Information
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 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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ACP_VI wrote a review Feb 2020
St. Thomas7 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
Responded 13 Feb 2020
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
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Steve S wrote a review Feb 2020
Oaxaca, Mexico5 contributions
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!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
Responded 13 Feb 2020
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
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LinneaGo wrote a review Jan 2020
Summerland, Canada9 contributions2 helpful votes
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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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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
Responded 28 Jan 2020
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
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Steven F wrote a review Jan 2020
Clovelly, Australia11 contributions4 helpful votes
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 25 Jan 2020
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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djt14 wrote a review Jan 2020
Monmouth, United Kingdom17 contributions1 helpful vote
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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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
Responded 21 Jan 2020
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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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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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