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A North Indian enclave in the heart of Chennai

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Chennai (Madras), India
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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 

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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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21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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 

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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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19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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New Delhi, India
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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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125 attraction reviews
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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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Ahmedabad
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

the place is too crowded and conjusted but you wont complain if you are a gujarati or a marwadi... this place is house to many gujaratis and marwadis and you will have access to all gujarati and rajasthani dishes along with ease of communicating in your own language....

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Chennai (Madras), India
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14 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

It is fully Jain ppl controlled area.. You can see lot of whole dried fruits shop over there..with various varities... 1,2,3 and even 4th quality dry fruits available... You need to bargain and check atleast with 2 or 3 shops.. You will realize there are lot of varities.. then reg sarees and chudi - you can find a lot of... More 

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