Chennai is a historical city. It was known as Madras earlier. In fact, it was the Portuguese who first set foot in what is known as Mylapore in Chennai. Chennai Shopping Markets such as ,T Nagar, Parry’s Corner, Town, Mount Road, and Mylapore are historical areas as well.
Mylapore-Chennai Shopping Market
Mylapore is a bustling market area in south Chennai. The famous Kapalishwar Temple and the St.Thomas Church , are two important places of worship, located in Mylapore .The Kapalishwar Temple defines the Mylapore shopping experience. The whole atmosphere is religious. Further ,prayer books and all things religious are available in the Giri Brothers store just outside the Temple. It is the best Chennai shop for items such as oil lamps, devotional cassettes,agarbati, paper flowers, aarti plates, camphor .In other words. all things that are typically used in religious events.
Shanthi Tailors is another iconic store here and they stock beautiful dance jewellery and dance costumes. In addition, steel utensils, grocery, golu dolls and of course the exquisite Kanjivaram sarees are available in Mylapor.
Mylapore street shopping is a unique experience.
Lets take a look at other interesting markets.
T Nagar- Chennai Market
T Nagar is another favorite Chennai shopping Market ,popular for traditional Silk sarees and jewellery. This shopping market is always crowded. Nalli Silks, Kumaran Silks ,Pothy’s and GRT are all popular shops for silk sarees. Sravana Stores s also in T nagar. It is a department store for everything from grocery, steel utensils ,accessorries, jewellery & garments
Nungambakam -Chennai Market
In comparison, the Nungambakam market in Chennai is a modern shopping market. Designer wear stores, such as Ritu Kumar, Evoluzione and the Good Earth Store are in Nungamabkam. There are several multi cuisine restaurants in this market. In fact, it is not a crowded market
Old Madras Shopping Markets
In additiion, Town, Parrys Corner and Mount Road are popular Chennai Markets .They are overcrowded wholesale markets .Town & Parry’s Corner Markets are well known for several items including garments at wholesale prices. Mount Road is a central road in Chennai. It connects large parts of the city .It is a wide and long stretch of Road . Above all, it has several office buildings . VTI & Poompuhar, the Govt handicrafts stores are located here.
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