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Sowcarpet

Chennai (Madras), India
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Chennai (Madras), India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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45 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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111 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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23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Sowcarpet is very close to Chennai Central railway station and its Very Dirty but good for cheap wholesale items. Even if you are searching for Cheap Hotels, you will find it here, Cheap Foods. Any cheap items or wholesale product you will find here. Only for those who really need a cheap accommodation or want to purchase some cheap items.... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Dont even enter there, if you hate bad hawkers, dirty roads and cheaters. Only reason to visit there should be to get cheated.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Actuall called Sahukar Pet (Land of Businessmen), this place is huge market of different spices and grains run by Rajasthani and Marwari shopkeepers. This place is a small part of Rajasthan in south India where people from all over India come to buy the best quality of spices (even from Rajasthan). This is not a place for hang out may... More 

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