Chennai

Saravana stores shopping is an experience

The first time I had gone shopping to the Saravana Stores – The Legend, Panagal Park, T.Nagar was in 2009. During my school days (in the 1980s) when we used to live in Ranganathan Street, I had gone to the first Saravana Stores many times.

Every visitor to Chennai city should definitely make a visit to the famous Saravana Stores – The Legend. It is an experience to shop here – both good and bad. For every category of items, there is a wide variety to select from and the price is reasonable. They have a cafeteria as well – don’t ask me about the quality of food as I have never tried that.

View of shoppers inside Saravana Stores - The Legend
View of shoppers inside Saravana Stores, Panagal Park – The Legend 

Almost always the shop is crowded, more so on weekends and festival days, but when I went on a Thursday afternoon it had more staff than shoppers, making it convenient for me to shop.

A few of the cloth materials I bought for bespoke shirts and trousers for me and my son
A few of the cloth materials for bespoke shirts and trousers for myself and my son

For a few years now, they have adequate car and two-wheeler parking facility at the street (Lakshmi Narasimhan) behind Panagal Park – you pay Rs.100 for car parking and they discount that in your purchase bill. 

(from left clockwise) Lakshmi Narayanan Street off. Duraiswamy Road, rear side entrance to Saravana Stores Panagal Park, Car Park building
(from left clockwise) Lakshmi Narasimhan Street off. Duraiswamy Road, rear side entrance to Saravana Stores Panagal Park, Car Park building
Gents Suiting section - Saravana Stores, Panagal Park - The Legend 
Gents Suiting section – Saravana Stores, Panagal Park – The Legend 
Gents Shirting section - Saravana Stores, Panagal Park - The Legend 
Gents Shirting section – Saravana Stores, Panagal Park – The Legend 
Sarees section - Saravana Stores, Panagal Park - The Legend 
Sarees section – Saravana Stores, Panagal Park – The Legend 

India’s retail king Mr Kishore Biyani has said in his book “It Happened in India” that Saravana Stores was the inspiration behind their Big Bazaar venture.

3 Comments

  1. Dear Karthik, You should now be getting the emails. Thanks, for constantly following up on this. I just couldn’t remember how I had earlier setup email notifications, I was going through all settings in WordPress, Mail Plugins and so on. It turns out I was earlier using the JetPack feature to email notifications, and for some reasons it had got turned OFF. Now I have enabled it.

  2. Was reading it and scrolling down and looks like the blog ended suddenly as it was peaking excellently. In the Storyline something is missing….did the prime reader ( in you )of your blog did not experience it ???

    Will I get email notification this time… waiting to see.

    • hmmm, interesting observation on the post ending abruptly. Actually, I didn’t have anymore to say :-) Wish I had taken more pictures, but didn’t have the time to do that yesterday – I had a friend calling me to come for a meeting quickly!

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