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One of the busiest places in Chennai

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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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.

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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

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Chennai (Madras), India
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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 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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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 

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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 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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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 

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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.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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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 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Really Narrow streets , filled with garbage on streets and pretty much that's what the tiny stalls try to sell to you. Pretty much crowded most of the time.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Being a predominant North-Indian settlement in Chennai, it is only natural that sowcarpet is the wholesale trading hub of the city. You really need to be a smart buyer to shop (if you would want to realise the value for your money) in this locality which is dominated by Marwaris, Jain, Gujaratis, Sindhis and other North-Indian businessmen. Only a patient... More 

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