Sowcarpet

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Sowcarpet
neighbourhood
Parshvantha Jain temple, George Town
Parshvantha Jain temple, George Town
Sowcarpet is located in Chennai
Sowcarpet
Sowcarpet
Sowcarpet is located in Tamil Nadu
Sowcarpet
Sowcarpet
Sowcarpet is located in India
Sowcarpet
Sowcarpet
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
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai
Metro Chennai
Zone Basin Bridge
Ward 30
Government
 • Body CMDA
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 600079
Lok Sabha constituency Chennai North
Vidhan Sabha constituency Harbour
Planning agency CMDA

Sowcarpet is a sprawling 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.

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Most Streets in Sowcarpet are rather narrow, with a few exceptions like Mint Street[1] and nearby area.[2] 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.

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