The bazaars of Chennai are a great way to imbibe the rich culture of this ancient city. On this Chennai Shopping Tour you will get to visit a wholesale market for fruits, flowers and vegetables, a market dedicated to leather, antique and junk bazaar, Burma bazaar flea market, a fish market and an art and crafts shop.
This an all-inclusive trip where we take care of transport, lunch and the services of a full-time tour guide.
6 AM-Our guide will pick up you from the hotel to commence the full day market and bazaar tour.
6:30AM- Koyambedu wholesale market
Over the next 1.5 hours we will walk through the lanes for flowers, fruits and vegetables. We begin at the flower market where 60 tons of flowers are sold every day. Roses, jasmine, marigold and firecracker flower are the fast selling varieties.
9 AM- Leather market
We visit a wholesale market for leather where traders visit from many parts of the world. Set up a few decades earlier, this market has emerged as a gateway to one of the most important leather manufacturing pockets of India. Shoppers love this market beacuse of its reputation for products made from genuine leather.
10:30AM- Flea market
Moore market is a flea market that has literally risen from the ashes. The original market with more than 800 stalls selling books, clothes and plastic goods was gutted in a fire in 1985. The shops were relocated to the present location and this flea market has become popular again. The market is a great place to shop for used books, junk & antiques and even gramophones!
12PM- Burma Bazaar
We will visit Burma Bazaar, one of the most popular flea markets in Chennai. Set up for refugees from Burma, this bazaar today is great for good bargains on stationary, clothes, DVD’s, electronic items, software, perfumes and toys.
2 PM- Fish market
After visiting bazaars and flea markets, we now head to a fish market! This fish market is the most famous in Chennai and it supplies to all the hotels in the city. Located next to the Chennai Harbour, this is a great place to shop for seer, pomfret, prawn, shark, sardine, crab, silverbellies, carangids and mackerel.
3:30 PM- Traditional Art & Crafts Emporium
Victoria Technical Institute was established in 1887 to commemorate the golden jubilee celebrations of Queen Victoria. Today this institute promotes traditional handicrafts by scouting for artisans and craftsmen living in the remote areas, training them and providing a marketplace for their labour. It is a fantastic place for shopping for clothes, toys, wooden furniture and carvings, paintings, bronze sculptures and sandalwood items.