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Street Shopping with Local Food

1 reviewChennai, India

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Experience hosted by Sangeetha

3 hours
Includes food
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This experience happens at Chennai's first pedestrian plaza, Pondy Bazaar. The entire stretch of 1.5 kms is full of shops selling a range of things from spices, clothes, accessories, fabric, jewellery, fresh flowers, fruits and so on. I will meet you outside Big Bazaar, a hypermarket and we start walking from there. We stop at shops which interest you and I will help you pick up the things you like. We finish off the experience by having chai/ the famous South Indian filter coffee along with some local snacks at a restaurant.


If you do not find a timing/ date that suits you, please write to me and I will be happy to work around and accommodate you.
This experience happens at Chennai's first pedestrian plaza, Pondy Bazaar. The entire stretch of 1.5 kms is full of shops selling a range of things from spices, clothes, accessories, fabric, jewellery, fresh flowers, fruits and so on. I will meet you outside Big Bazaar, a hypermarket and we start walking from there. We stop at shops which interest you and I will help you pick up the things you like. We finish off the experience by having chai/ th…

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What's included

  • Food
    We will have chai/ coffee and snacks at a local restaurant.
From $34
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Sangeetha

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I'm Sangeetha, born and raised in Chennai. I'm an entrepreneur and Airbnb host. Having lived in this city all these years, I love the culture, food, heritage and would like my guests also to experience it the way we locals do.
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Where you'll be

I will meet you at a prominent location and we will walk across the pedestrian plaza which has numerous tiny stores, selling a range of items.

1 review

Maya
February 2020
It was such an enjoyable walk of Pondy Bazaar shopping street! It was so much fun that I can ask questions about things I see. How people use it, how to cook, how they shop, wear, use, etc., which you cannot experience if you are shopping alone or with your travel mates. Also, Sangeetha's accompany blew away a kind of awkwardness I usually feel when stopping at local shops as a total stranger. Being a travel lover herself, I felt Sangeetha understands points of interest of international traveler. Whether you have your shopping list or not, this experience is highly recommended!
It was such an enjoyable walk of Pondy Bazaar shopping street! It was so much fun that I can ask questions about things I see. How people use it, how to cook, how they shop, wear,…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Please wear comfortable shoes and light, preferably cotton clothes. Since Chennai is warm throughout the year, carry a bottle of water to stay hydrated.

What to bring

Since Chennai is warm through out the year, please carry a bottle of water to stay hydrated.

This is a walking experience. Please wear comfortable shoes and light clothes(preferably cotton)