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Shopping in Chennai


Chennai, being one of the metropolitan cities of India, has a lot to offer to the tourists who come here. It is one of the most important commercial destinations in South India. So, if you are a shopping buff, you don't need to worry. There is a lot in store for you in the lanes of the ethnic city. This can be made out from the glitzy shopping malls in Madras. The new plazas have carved a niche for themselves amongst the shoppers. The old market places have been renovated to attract customers.
For conventional items and handicrafts, Government Emporiums offer wide variety of choice at fixed rate. Victoria Technical Institute at Anna Salaai offers handicrafts from all over the country. Central Cottage Industries Emporium in Temple Towers Anna Salaai again offers good stuff.

SIPA'S Craftlink at Kodambakkam High Rd is South India's first fair price shop which supports local artisans. You can buy variety of locally made handicrafts, textiles and papier-mache items at reasonable prices.
Cane'n'Bamboo at Egmore stocks textiles and handicrafts sourced from charity based craft cooperatives at lower prices than most of the Emporiums.
Naturally Auroville at Khaddar Nawaz Khan Rd sells beautiful clothes, shoes, ceramics and wide range of toiletries handmade in the Auroville community. You can get organic foodstuff also here.