Mambalam is probably one of the most prominent areas in chennai .I would say any tourist who has missed this place, has missed the real chennai. Textiles,jewellery,electronics,footware ..u name the shit and it is available .Clearly a shoppers paradise. Perhaps the only place where u can do exaustive shopping .. Crowd is a synonymous word for the place .The fact that its very close to Railway station and Bus stand makes it all easier for people to come along with the family from any place.
But when it comes to festive season ,especially diwali , shopping can really be an ardous job.You will have to think twice before deciding to enter Ranganathan street . All you need to do is get out of the train . You need not even walk, the crowd will take u to the end of street but yeah it will take nearly an hour to cover the street that is hardly 100 meters long . Roads which practically can never be neat are full of pot holes and when it rains the place becomes really messy . Come in shorts if you don’t want to spoil ur pants 😛 . When u are out of the street u are relieved like u have just won a war .But thats not true ,shopping takes a lot more . All that glitters is not gold !! who cares !!!. When You enter the tallest and the best looking building around , you will find that almost half of the crowd from ranghanathan street too marches towards it.The best option to reach the top floors of a multistory building like this one are lifts but not here , they will either be not working or so overloaded that u would hardly be able to get in .SO climb up ,atleast u will lose some calories .It would be wise Carry oxygen cylinders to avoid suffocation while you are inside the building . You wont find a single place where u can stand peacefully .Billing section queue will be as long as the queue outside a stadium with India-pak match and dont even think about going to the stinky trial rooms 😛 you will have to wait till evening for that . All these things are common for almost all the major shops located there .
Going back home safe is no kids job too . ALL the buses and trains will be over crowded . consider it ur lucky day if u get a space to stand on ur two legs . ( And if u are among those few souls planning to come on their own vehicles find a solution beforehand for parking problem 😛 )
And when u reach home u cant help but feeling proud of making it through all the obstacles successfully . U pat ur own back and say What a DAY ?? I have made it
Anyways the post was about picture of the day i guess .. 😛 .So here u go …