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Sowcarpet
neighbourhood
Shri Chandraprabhu Jain temple, George Town
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Coordinates: 13°05′22″N 80°16′44″E / 13.08950°N 80.27897°E / 13.08950; 80.27897Coordinates: 13°05′22″N 80°16′44″E / 13.08950°N 80.27897°E / 13.08950; 80.27897
CountryIndia
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictChennai
MetroChennai
ZoneBasin Bridge
Ward30
Government
 • BodyCMDA
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
600079
Lok Sabha constituencyChennai North
Vidhan Sabha constituencyHarbour
Planning agencyCMDA

Sowcarpet is a neighborhood in the northern part of Chennai, India. Sowcarpet is one of the oldest neighborhoods of the city with narrow streets and vintage buildings. It is a bustling commercial area of the city, and a range of wholesale markets are located here.[1]

Description

Most streets in Sowcarpet are rather narrow, with a few exceptions like Mint Street[2] and nearby area.[3] The buildings in the streets are so close to each other that they look like they share a common wall. The sight is typical of the crowded bazaars of Indian cities - a potpourri of different vendors and artisans, trading and making a variety of articles. The wholesale markets for several goods are in Narayana Mudali street, Govindappa Naicken street and Rattan Bazaar. The area around Kasi Chetty street and Mint street is famous for shopping and one can find varieties of north Indian chaat and other delicacies. Patni Plaza and Naidu Plaza are some of the well known shopping malls in the area.

References

  1. ^ "Shopping in Sowcarpet: Chennai's clothing bazaar". The Hindu. RoofandFloor. 2 September 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  2. ^ Todhunter, Colin (14 February 2013). "Hot mint in Chennai: welcome to India". TravelMag. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  3. ^ Todhunter, Colin (17 October 2013). "Keeping it Clean on Mint Street, Chennai". TravelMag. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
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