Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Being an important commercial spot and one of the metropolitan cities of India, Chennai has a piece for every kind of tourist. If you are a shopping freak, there is a lot on the shelf of this ethnic city. From traditional markets selling items like bronze and brass castings, metal works, leaf handicrafts, traditional jewelry, stone carvings, pattamara mats and silk items to suave malls, Chennai never fails to impress its visitors. If you wish to spend sometime shopping in Chennai, here are some great options for you:
Let’s do some junk shopping
Chennai is an amazing place for bagging some junk stuff such as jewelry and various other accessories. Some of the best places to shop junk are:
Located in the famous Thyagaraya Nagar, Pondy bazaar is a significant commercial hub of Chennai. You can purchase a number items such as jewelry, toys, crockery, leather bags, clothes and much more from this bazaar. Pondy bazaar is undoubtedly among the most lively places to be in Chennai.
Famously known as T-Nagar, this place offers some of the best commercial enterprises and shopping centers, where you can shop for electronic products, jewelry, toys, clothes and much more.
Anna Salai (Mount Road)
Originally known as Mount Road, Anna Salai is one of the famous Chennai roads, with a number of renowned stores lined up, covering almost 8 kilometers. You can find everything from yummy food to jewelry here.
Go to George Town for Sarees
George town is a well known shopping destination always huddled with people from all backgrounds. One of the shopping areas in George Town is Burma Bazaar, where you can buy items like pure mulberry silk and Kanchipuram sarees.
Bag some dance accessories in Mylapore
Situated near the Kapaleeswarar temple, Mylapore is famous for classical dance shopping, a place where you can find amazing dance accessories like jewelry and costumes. You can also find some great retail shops for buying handicrafts and fashion accessories.
For the brand-conscious tourists!
Apart from the local markets, there are also various magnificent malls in Chennai. Some of which are, Chennai Citi Center, Spencer plaza at Anna Salai, Phoenix MarketCity Mall, Royapettah High Road and more.
Situated on Velachery road, The Phoenix Market City is the largest as well as the best shopping mall in Chennai. You will find some of the most amazing national and international brands including Allen Solly, Cha-Republic, Big Bazaar and many more.
Locate on the Whites Road, Royapettah, Express Avenue is renowned for having numerous entertainment related facilities including, Kids Play Zone, PIX 5D Movies and Gaming zones. The mall can easily cater to all your shopping needs under various categories including, Health & Beauty, Handicrafts, Fitness, Automobiles, Kids & Mother Care, Footwear and much more.
Dating back to 1863, Spencer Plaza is believed to be the oldest shopping malls in India. The mall covers a sprawling area of 1,068,000 sq ft. with a total of 8 floors. Various major brands such as Van Heusen, American Express, Levi’s, Titan, Nike and many more are available in the mall.
Tagged as one of the most expensive shopping malls in India, The Chennai Citi Center homes a number of brands including Dude Thamiza, Bread House, Planet Fashion, Arabian Hut and many more. With a total of 5 floors , the mall also has an ample parking area of accommodating over 500 cars simultaneously.