October 09, 2023
Discover the top 10 unique experiences of a North Indian in Chennai, from savoring South Indian cuisine to exploring the city's rich cultural heritage. Dive into Chennai's vibrant culture through the eyes of a North Indian resident.
1. Beach Prawn Shopping
Those who know me will have no doubts that prawn shopping tops the list. Fresh catch of prawns is seductively displayed in heaps on the beaches of Chennai. Remember to negotiate hard.
2. Minimalist Fashion
Nighty seems to be the state dress for women in Chennai. Actually, nighty is the most practical dress in sweltering humidity of Chennai.
3. The Love for Gajra
Every woman in Chennai gracefully wears a gajra be it young girls, married women, old ladies, corporate working or housewife.
4. The Footwear Rule
f you are in Chennai then book yourself for a good pedicure membership. Most of the shops have leave your footwear outside policy. They have taken the ‘work is worship’ a little too seriously.
5. TWholesome Food
Chennai, the land of idli, dosa and aapams actually offers yummy, healthy and filling food within Rs 100.
6. Beach Romance
No matter how much a couple fights through the day if they go for a beach walk romantic feeling is imminent.
7. Spencer Mall
I have a crush on Spencer mall. It is so huge with so many shops that you do fall in love with it and keep coming back frequently.
8. Blind Love for Politicians
When it comes to show love for politicians Chennaities are quite expressive. I have come across men wearing huge gold rings, lockets and bracelets with Amma or Karunanidhi’s pictures.
9. High on Culture
In the evening giggling girls dressed in Bharatanatyam dress are seen almost in every colony.
10. Lots of Money
From where do they get so much money? Huge saree shops and so systematic that it is unbelievable. Every variety has a different counter.