Pondy Bazaar
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Neighborhood: George Town/Parry’s Corner
George Town is one of the busiest and most commercial neighbourhoods of Chennai. It may not boast of pubs or restaurants, but it surely offers something that the rest of Chennai can’t - a strong whiff of history. This historical area located in north Chennai is where the city of Madras was officially born in 1640 alongside Fort St. George. A walk here leads you to the well-established specialised bazaars and wholesale markets selling everything under the sun: fabrics, fruits, vegetables, spices, fabrics, camera, perfumes, jewellery, etc. Home to the High Court and other State institutions and famous for a large resident Sindhi and Marwari community, George Town is a rich congregation of shrines of different faiths within its boundaries – from Hindu and Jain temples to churches, mosques and synagogue. If you are craving some authentic North Indian food, head to streets of Sowcarpet for chaat, vada pav and other popular street snacks.

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Ravikesh P- Fiji
Suva, Fiji31 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
It was very ideally located as we stayed at the Grand Chennai by GRT. As the place is well known for its shopping it was a great experience as the whole street, Sir Thayagarya Road, T Nagar is full of shops. Apart from main streets, there are smaller streets that also has shops. As it is a famous place for shopping, shop owners take full advantage and things are very expensive. Prices are same or more expensive than the shopping malls like express mall. Communication can be a problem as salespeople do not speak fluent english. Hindi too can be a problem. Another drawback is the constant negging by the street dwellers who are either begging or selling things which they insist you to buy.
Not many clean eateries except for some big restaurants like A2B and Balaji. KFC is also available.
Written August 15, 2022
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Ghiri T
Chennai (Madras), India210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
Pondy bazaar is an old famous area for shopping which is near T.Nagar. This place is crowded all time and it is one of the busy place in Chennai.Here one can find all type of products and it is one of the good place for shopping.
Written June 27, 2018
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Sangeetha Anbalagan
Bengaluru, India1,816 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Many times I have visited Pondy Bazaar for shopping, Lot of garments were available on both the sides of the road - Kalanjiyam, Colors Choice, Naidu Hall, Instore etc., Also other shops were available for various accessories, foot wears, cosmetics etc.,

Also some good restaurants - Balajee Bhavan, Saravana Bhavan, Punjabi dhaaba was available. Good place for hangout for shopping..
Written August 17, 2015
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Ashish S
362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Business
The place is amazing. Me and my friends enjoyed being there. Place was neat and clean and very well connected.
Written November 27, 2018
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sridharan2013
Bengaluru, India1,254 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Pondy bazar is one of the old shopping areas of Chennai. A very busy street separates shops on either side of the road. Small stand alone shops to huge branded outlets can be found here in addition to eateries of all types. Shopping arcades are also available for those who prefer all shopping under single roof. This place is very close to leading textiles and jewellery outlets of T Nagar.
Written June 23, 2018
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spicyyy27
Pretoria, South Africa10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
Loved the walks close to the Bazaar istelf.People around and in the area very friendly...lots of bargains and you need to have enough time to walk around and really see what you looking for.Lovely the deity jewellery stores around the area
Written February 15, 2018
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Martin J
Singapore, Singapore76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
We visited Rathna Stores in Pondy Bazaar, 5 levels of household items. It had everything you need at reasonable price. The staff are helpful and friendly. Just a few rows away, you can get earrings from another shop at good rates.
Written May 9, 2017
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anupam b
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
Its is T nagar area. T nagar is full of shops and markets. Very crowded area. You need to walk this area to see all the shops if you are interested . Can get lots of clothes specifically .
Written July 31, 2016
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tsk0101
Mumbai, India323 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
It is one of the busiest places in Chennai with a lot of shopping centres and shops for almost anything you want.
Written December 6, 2019
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plantablok
Durban, South Africa31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Very busy street but convenient and easily accessible from the hotel GRT Grand. Very exciting to walk through and department stores , local shops and restaurants offer excellent choices. This is a must for tourist visitig Tamil Nadu
Written October 9, 2019
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