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 is a bustling market area in south Chennai. The famous Kapalishwar Temple and the St.Thomas Church , two important places of worship, are in fact located in Mylapore .The Kapalishwar Temple defines the Mylapore shopping experience. The whole atmosphere is charged with religious fever 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 and 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, there are interesting stores for steel utensils, grocery, golu dolls and of course the exquisite Kanjivaram sarees.
Mylapore street shopping is a unique experience.
Lets take a look at other interesting markets.
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 where everything from silk sarees to vegetables and vessels are available is also in T nagar.
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 too crowded.
Town, Parrys Corner and Mount Road are popular Chennai Markets .They are overcrowded wholesale markets .One can purchase a variety of items from mundane everyday items to fancy dress materials and dresses, in Town & Parry’s Corner Markets . Mount Road is a central road in Chennai,connecting large parts of the city .It is a wide and long stretch of Roa , with several office buildings . VTI & Poompuhar, the Govt handicrafts stores are located here.