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Bogota, Colombia
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Need to find appropiate clothes


I´m going to Chennai arriving sept 4 at night.

I only have the next day to buy some appropriate clothes.. then will attend a course at Oneness University. (meditation like course).

I´ve been reading about tradtional women cloths, but I guess what I need is something light, not embroidered, made with really fresh fabrics. (Like loose pants and long blouse, short sleeve).

Need to find the right place to look... and choose a hotel nearby...


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1. Re: Need to find appropiate clothes

The simplest thing to do is to go to Fab India. There are several stores:


Hotels - well, depends on what you want to spend. I'm not very familiar with budget hotels in Chennai.

- Deepa

Bogota, Colombia
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2. Re: Need to find appropiate clothes

Thanks Deepa.

These are the stores I´ve found...


Besant Nagar

llford House

Spencer Plaza

T. Nagar

Which one is best located? - maybe one is close to other stores or shopping areas -.

My budget is 80 to 100 US dollars if you happen to know also a good hotel, I´d appreciate your advice.

Thanks! Catalina

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3. Re: Need to find appropiate clothes

You can go to any of them; I have only been to the ones in Spencer Plaza and Ilford House. Ilforod House is the oldest one and is quite a good collection. T nagar is a big shopping area, so I would suggest you stay there.

The hotels I know are a little more than your budget:

Residency Towers in T Nagar. http://www.theshalimarhotel.com/

4700 plus 10% tax

Quality Inn Sabari in T Nagar.

4500 + 12.5% tax


Try the tripadvisor list:


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4. Re: Need to find appropiate clothes

Hotels for your budget,

Marina Towers comfort Inn, Egmore.

Hotel Raj Park, TTK Road.

Both the hotels are 3 star, Ive stayed there, no complaints.

The shops you have mentioned are some of the places in Chennai. Kumaran stores and Pothys are the authentic shops for Indian wear . They are located in T-Nagar, chennai, every taxi driver can take you there. !!

Good luck

Bogota, Colombia
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5. Re: Need to find appropiate clothes

Thanks Deepa....

Something elese... I´ve sent an e-mail to Zuleika (two actually "zuleika@filtercoffeetours.com") because I have 3 days after the course to make a short trip or something, but had no answer. Is there any other mail I can write to??

Here is the copy of the mail... thanks for your help!

Hi Zuleika

After a 5 days course at Oneness University, me and my friend will spend 4 days in India. (From the 13 to the 16 of september (leaving that evening).)

It is a short time to visit, but we would like to spend the time the best way.

We don´t know whether that would be in Chennai or not... I mean If there is a chance to visit other cities, that would be ok for us.

Or shoud we take a plane and visit Tah Majal????

Please give us your advice... We want to see traditional india, customs, dance, music, colorful bazars, probably a good place for shopping. Our budget is not so high, just give as an idea.



Bogota, Colombia
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6. Re: Need to find appropiate clothes

Thanks priya. I will check on those ones!!

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7. Re: Need to find appropiate clothes

If you want to see the Taj mahal, then you need to fly from Chennai to Delhi, and then take a car or train to Agra.

Day 1 - morning fly to Delhi, drive to Agra

Day 2 - Taj at dawn, breakfast, Agra Fort, drive back to Delhi

Day 3 - Delhi sightseeing, back to Chennai

Day 4 - Chennai sightseeing, fly out at night

- Deepa

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