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Address: Chennai (Madras), India
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Congested, filthy and interesting

This place is not for someone visiting chennai. Not unless he has a specific purpose to visit this area. This is an older part of town and the inhabitants are mostly from the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015

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944 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 490 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This place is not for someone visiting chennai. Not unless he has a specific purpose to visit this area. This is an older part of town and the inhabitants are mostly from the Northern states of India. There are specialty stores, restaurants and small shopping centers in this over crowded place with narrow streets. Its filthy but interesting in some... More 

Thank SagarVS
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Mint street is one of the Asia's longest street. This place is among one of the most busiest and crowded place in Chennai.If you are a Shopping Freak and Eat-O-holic then go visit this place you will get everything here.

Thank Anshul G
Chennai (Madras), India
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34 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Only place in Chennai one can see cycle rickshaws once a very familiar transport in Chennai. It is a crowded place these rickshaws travel smoothly.

Thank Mount M
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155 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Northern India down south in the hear of Chennai is what I would call this place. The railway station and the bus terminus are very close from here. The streets are very narrow and you get all kind of north Indian snacks here. A very crowded place during the day. Good place for roadside shopping as well

Thank kevinjohn1991
Chennai (Madras), India
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Sowcarpet falls on what is generally referred to as North Chennai. It is an old neighbourhood and not designed for cars so has traffic congestion. If you don't want to walk, its better you take a cycle rickshaw (yes, these do run here). If you know Hindi, you will feel quite at home here to converse in that language. Why... More 

2 Thank Gupta_Rahul_Dev
Chennai (Madras), India
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

As mentioned in the title, sowcarpet is the heart of chennai with the railway station and the bus stand very close by. Where ever you stay in chennai you will have to visit sowcarpet to complete your list of purchase. It is a business hub. North Indians dominate this place. You get mouth watering food of all varieties but only... More 

5 Thank micronixcorp
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

this is a over crowded area of chennai with a lot and lot of shops. you can get anything for less in this area. but have to be make your bargain. its fun going around the place and definitely has some good food. the authentic north indian cusine can be here. tasted food in a small mess and the food... More 

2 Thank selvapraveen
Chennai (Madras), India
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51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I have been wanting to visit here for more than a degade. Visited for shopping this diwali. Narrow streets - old madras. So typical old madras. If u like to imagine how old madras and historically u will like it. It still has manual tricycle trishaw which fascinatedme. Lots of shops textile primarily. Chats were amazing. I travelled with someone... More 

3 Thank RamyaKrishna
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

One stop shop for everything..tat is sowcarpet..sandwiches. ,panipoori,Al chat items . jain temples ,small streets and roads are chat corner are very famous in sowcarpet.

5 Thank Naveen J
Chennai (Madras), India
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42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Have Been to Sowcarpet Nearly 100 times but Its my regret to say that it isn't safe for girls if they aren't conscious while walking the overly crowded narrow street people will just touch and walk of as nothing happened. And as far as shopping is concerned for Dress like salwars and kurti and western outfits its better not to... More 

8 Thank deepali_shah37

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