Shopping in Chennai anything special???

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  1. RADIODOC679

    RADIODOC679 Gold IL'ite

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    Hi All Friends!!!
    Would be off to chennai for a week to visit inlaws.Please suggest some good things which i can shop for from chennai like chutney podis etc..,handicrafts and dress materials .
    Thanks!!!
    Radiodoc
     
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    If you are going to Chennai, you must definitely visit Grand Sweets. Their sweets and savouries are out of this world, especially their athirasam and murukku. Also highly recommended are their kaarakuzhambu and ginger pickle. You will definitely become a repeat customer.
     
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    Hi welcome to Chennai..
    For powders or chutneys and eatables you can try adayar aanandha bhavan , grand sweets or Krishna sweets...
     
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    Where is your inlaws located in chennai? You can get everything in T.Nagar for dress. Go to Ambika appalam in mylapore (near tank) for podi's, vatthal etc. handi craft item, visit sundari silks upstairs they have handicraft items in T.nagar, or visit any khadi kraft...i like in mount road or parry's corner (huge ones).
     
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    My inlaws are placed at T nagar .Thanks for replies.I wanted to know if i could get brass Vilakku etc...at a good price (decorative ones-not small ones).
    Thanks again!!
     
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    Hi

    For beautiful and any and everytype of sarees / dress materials : Visit RMKV & Naidu Hall respectively.

    For snacks and sweets : a. Visit Grand Sweets in Adyar, 2nd Main Road, Gandhi Nagar: For Special South Indian Home Made type varieties
    b. Adyar Anandha Bhavan : for Mix of North and South sweets / savouries
    c. Ambika Appalam Depot : For podis, polis, Kerala pappadam, appalam etc.
    d. Giri Trading in Mylapore Sannadi Street [in front of Kapaleeswarar temple]: All pooja items, brass items including lamps, pooja books, sacred threads, casettes, DVDs, CDs, Decorative items, give aways etc.
    e. Miscellaneous : Roadside shops in T Nagar, Ranganathan Street, Pondy Bazaar etc.

    Good luck.
    Shanti
     
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    Since your inlaws stay in t nagar you can visit grand sweets loated in t nagar or west mambalam . For pooja items you can search in vijaya stores near mylapore tank apart from giri trading. For other handicraft items shop in VTI in mount road.
     
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    hi,

    for pooja items i would recommend indra metals opp to giri trading near kapaleeshwarar temple. the prices are more in giri trading.

    can somebody tell me where i can get jaipur cotton in chennai. (it is a soft cotton that needs very less or no iron)
     
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    Hi
    Adyar anadha bhavan is an excellent shop for sweets, savouries, pickles, podis etc.
    Its always best to choose boutique shops for buying dress materials because with only limited dresses they won,t confuse us.
    Take care that your purse is full before doing your shopping.

    regards'
    geetha.
     
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    Hi all!!
    Back from chennai-here's what i did-Saris from palam silk-quite good,dress materials from Pothys & RMKV-amazng designs-didnt have time for mylapore shopping,mahabalipuram for a day-good.Grand sweets unfortunately his stock was emptied for pongal.Ambika appalam for podis,Pondy bazar for hair clips,etc..was a good experience.Thanks all for your valuable suggestions!!
    Radha
     
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