Originally called ‘Black Town’, the busy area of Geaorgetown came up in the late 1600s after the founding of Fort St. George, where locals settled to trade consequently. Today, it consists of well-established specialised bazaars, with small winding streets, warehouses, covered wholesale markets, street stalls and retail shops.
Tour Consists of:
• We stroll through NSC Bose road and the previously open area of old Black Town where presently we find the grand building of the Madras High Court that was built in the mid 1800s.
• We also visit the various markets at their peak hours, and get enamoured by the vibrancy and colours on display while watching women haggle with the sellers at the stationery market, flower market, fruit and vegetable market.
• We also walk through Kasi Chetty Street and the various side lanes to get a feel of the daily life of the people.
• We end our tour at King George’s statue, after whose visit in 1910, Blacktown was renamed as Georgetown.
Duration: 2 hours