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About George Town

Chennai is a favored destination for shopping, for the people of South India. George Town stands out among the commercial districts of the city as one of most sought-after destinations in Chennai. One of the most famous items to be sold in George Town in exquisite Mulberry Silk. It is interesting to note that this gorgeous silk fabric is hand-wound and is one of the traditional artsies of Tamil Nadu. George Town is equally famous for being the go-to destination in Chennai to buy beautiful Kancheepuram sarees. There are several stores in this area that showcase a wide variety these lustrous sarees. Their dazzling hues lend an other-worldly charm to the shops in George Town. The place also has several stores displaying electronic goods, hardware, household commodities and surgical instruments. It is truly a shopping hub of Chennai where the people tend to gather for all their shopping needs.

Historical Context: George Town was first established in Chennai during the reign of the British. It was named as Black Town and was the first settlement of the city, which was then known as Madras. Built around the historic Fort St. George, this was the area from which the expansion of the present-day city of Chennai began.

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  • How costly it is Value for Money
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Speciality Mulberry and Kanchipuram Silk

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