Shopping in Chennai
Chennai is a place to shop for colorful silks, fresh flowers, spices, handicrafts and gold jewelry among others.
The city has its share of local markets filled with traditional knickknacks, from elegant silk saris and traditional dresses to musty book shops home to an impressive collection of volumes by Tamil Naduâs legendary poets and novelists. Over the years, like any other metropolitan on the rise, Chennai too has sprouted sophisticated air-conditioned malls, where you can shop for world brands.
Spencer Plaza and CitiCenter malls are more popular. Khader Nawaz Khan Road in Nungambakkam is a great place to pick up chic designer stuff. T.Nagar is a Mecca for silk lovers; here you can find beautiful patterns and designs in traditional silk sarees and dress materials. At Auroville Boutique you can shop for one-off handicrafts from Pondicherry. Kalpa Druma is also popular for its range of handicrafts and antiques. Central Cottage Industries Emporium in Anna Salai is also a good place to buy traditional stuff at a reasonable price. If you wish to shop for gold jewelry, head to a gold souk where you can find ethnic to contemporary gold jewelry by a bevy of jewelers under the same roof.