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The Victoria Technical Institute VTI Handicrafts ,Chennai The Victoria Technical Institute was established in 1887 as a charitable trust and was the first of its kind to nurture the abundant talent available in the rural areas of South India. Today ,it has grown to become a world-renowned store for Tamil Nadu handicrafts. A first time visitor who is shopping in Chennai for handicrafts, would be struck by the sheer size and grandeur of display in the showroom. They have 3 floors of handicrafts and other South Indian crafts on display . The staff is courteous and willing to help at all times. Life-like stone sculptures, celestial figures in bronze, brass lamps, rosewood carvings, sandalwood carvings, Tanjore Art plates, and picture paintings and more are all stocked. Each is a masterpiece crafted by a gifted artisan. The magnificent bronze figures for example are made in the temple town of Kumbakonam. The prices for these pieces are fixed in concurrence with the artists . Tanjore Paintings The specialty of Tanjore paintings lies in their ornamentation with gold leaf, gilded metal pieces and semi-precious stones. VTI has a great collection of Tanjore Paintings.VTI also has tablecloth,cushion covers and napkins with the finest embroidery work. Frocks with smocking for children are also part of the display. All this is available in the ground floor. You will definitely be tempted to buy a souvenir from here. They courier the items to both domestic and international destinations. This is one of the best handicrafts shop in Chennai. They are centrally located on Mount Road in Chennai.
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Chennai shopping Guide – Mount Road shops

Anna Salai, formerly known as St. Thomas Mount Road or simply Mount Road, is an arterial road in Chennai that stretches for 11 km.

Anna Salai Shopping

Anna Salai is almost 400 years old and has its origins in a cart track which was used by the European employees of the British East India Company to travel from the factory at Fort St George to the holy town of St Thomas Mount where the apostle St Thomas was crucified. In the following years, the road became part of the city’s central business district. Several renowned corporations have their headquarters on Mount Road- The Amalgamations Group and the TVS Group to name two. Other prominent buildings on this road include, the LIC (Life Insurance Corporation ) building, the Spencers Plaza mall.

Jewellery in Anna Salai

While Mount Road is not a typical shopping market, there are numerous shops on this road . As it is a long road, it passes through several areas in Chennai. In the Tenaympet area of Mount Road, there are shops selling lighting fixtures and modern lights and lamps for the homes. These shops are on the main Mount Road. Near the Gemni flyover are the Vummudi jewellery showrooms. Vummudi is one of the best shop for gold, silver and diamond jewellery in Chennai.

Best Handicraft Shops in Chennai

Further down, VTI and Poompuhar are well known for their bronze and brass handicrafts and have very prominent showrooms on this road. The best of Chennai shopping can be done in VTI. Higginbothams is and old book shop is closeby. The Old Madras Curiosity Shop, opposite the Spencers Plaza is a quaint shop selling curios. Spencers Plaza is a old landmark in Chennai. It is a Chennai Mall.

If one were to turn right opposite Spencers Plaza on Mount Road, there is the Express Avenue Mall in Royapettah. The Amethyst, nearby, is a stand alone shop in idyllic surroundings. They stock Indo western wear and contemporary jewellery. Further to the right on Royapettah High Road are many furniture shops.

See which are the best shops in Gemini, Anna Salai, Mount Road, Royapettah with our shopping guide on famous markets in Chennai.

 

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Days Closed :- Sunday

Timing :- 10 am -8 pm

Bus/Metro :- LIC Building Bus Stop.

 

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