Chalai Bazaar

Chalai Bazaar, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Address, Phone Number, Chalai Bazaar Reviews: 4/5

Chalai Bazaar
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rastha2001
New Delhi, India460 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
Chalai bazaar is a place frequented by locals for their daily needs, crockery, utensils, fruits, vegetables, fish, clothes, name it and its there. A very old and crowded market. Definitely not touristy
Written October 25, 2014
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oakleycoakley
Oxford, UK126 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
Just loved this km strip of lively trading, hustle and bustle. After a very hot trip in to see the temple we nearly lost heart to go back in again - but took a TucTuc in the 8kms and got dropped off at one end of Chalai Bazaar - and so glad we did. We spent an hour or so mooching in and out of local shops, taking loads of colourful pictures, and were greeted rather than hassled by the stall holders. Lots of lovely smells from the abundant jasmine and flower stalls, aromas of coffee form the Indian Coffee House and a great cup of chai upstairs in the bakery for 7 rupees. Few tourists, so all local prices, and hearty welcomes.
Written March 13, 2015
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Jibin mathews
Bavaria, Germany1,066 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
it is said that you can buy everything on this street. Very near to tvm central .
This bazaar is so old/famous that it is immortalized through many songs/movies.Worth a visit , i mean a walk :) even though the bazaar will have more to offer for locals than to tourists . It will be very crowded even to walk around and Well i tried to drive through the bazaar once and you can guess what happened :)
Written February 25, 2015
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Honeyduke2014
Toronto, Canada514 contributions
Dec 2013 • Friends
It is of course a very busy place . Crowded by people as well as vehicles. Shops placed at both sides of roads even sometimes at roadsides, they provide a wide shopping varieties.. You can get Very cheap items to precious jewelry here. Paintings , Foods, Clothing, Accessories, Jewelry, Stationry etc etc.. Do take a walk in this street If you are planning to visit Trivandrum.
Written April 28, 2014
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Tominjacob92
112 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
A crowded bazar located on the city centre.It is a place with so many different shops.Its always crowded with people from different parts of the city and Kerala.Any kind of items are available here on cheap rates.So many retailers and wholesalers are permanently camped there focusing on the ultimate profit.
Written June 4, 2018
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Stuart H
London, UK20 contributions
May 2018
We visited the Chalai Bazaar on our 1 day in Trivandrum. It was certainly a snapshot of Trivandrum culture, possibly a little overwhelming for the faint-hearted, but one I would recommend. Shops supply almost anything you can think of, if you can deal with the heat then worth the visit!
Written May 17, 2018
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Nav Kaplish
London, UK51 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
Visited wholesale grocery shops, clothes shops and shoe shops - all excellent value for money. The traders are very honest and the market is a great place for locals to shop.
Written April 7, 2018
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martyconnolly2012
Perth, Australia13 contributions
Dec 2016 • Friends
Passed a fascinating afternoon here, hunting for bargains in spices and brass ware, and coming a cross so many other amazing and interesting things. It is a real market area, and huge-with 3 or four parallel streets abouto 2km long and numerous nooks and crannies in the side streets between. This is not one of those places set up for tourists, it is bustling with locals doing their trade. Combined with the temple and park nearby it is a great way to experience the intensity of India, the sights sounds and smells!
Interestingly, many of the shops and stalls have marked, fixed prices, which makes it much easier if you don't like to haggle.
Written December 11, 2016
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Aleta14
34645238 contributions
Feb 2014 • Family
You can almost find everything you are looking for here.. There are some wonderful fruit vendors and depending on the season this is the place to buy all kinds of fruits..
It is easy to find this market .... in the east fort area where most of the buses from all over this area terminate or begin from.
Walking through this market is fun for bargains and people watching.. there are also places to sit and have something to eat and drink..
Written July 28, 2014
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meena v
Midrand, South Africa59 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
We visited Chalai Bazaar on recommendation of a local store keeper. We went with no expectations other than thinking we would shop for bargains. Our taxi driver was surprised we wanted to go Chalai Bazaar however we insisted. The bazaar is locked close to the train and bus stations and very busy on Saturdays afternoon we visited. It’s a one road bazaar a very long one with little shops on either side lots of traffic passing through. We had to weave our way through motorbike parked on the street leaving enough space for 1 persons to walk between the shops. The market is for locals as it sticks pots and pans; clothes; shoes. There are flower, fruits and vegetable stands and gold jewelry shops and bags shops. However not for us in terms of items we were looking for; this market was good experiencing the local atmosphere.
Please note I wouldn’t take children as it’s very busy with little space to walk.
Written January 12, 2019
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