t nagar area

#1 Jan 4th, 2009, 19:17
Join Date:
Dec 2007
Location:
uk
Posts:
24
  • laurieseb is offline
#1
hi,
could you please tell us where to find in T nagar area :
- a gym and swimming pool, any hotel which offers a membership?
- where to buy fish and meat and milk ?
- a good yoga school
- ayuverda doctor
- a good hospital

We have just arrived in Chennai, we saw a flat in T nagar and we wonder if the area is good.
I got scared in the supermarket I saw !!!!

thanks
#2 Jan 4th, 2009, 19:43
Join Date:
Jan 2007
Location:
India
Posts:
160
  • cool blue is offline
#2
I lived in T Nagar for a year up until the beginning of this year and had a membership of GRT Hotel swimming pool. What was scary about the supermarket??
#3 Jan 4th, 2009, 21:24
Join Date:
Oct 2004
Location:
Chennai, India
Posts:
58,794
  • Nick-H is offline
#3
T Nagar has some very nice old-fashioned residential areas, with nice houses. It is also a shopping mecca, and traffic in the area can be quite awful.

Supermarket? try Ranganathan Street if you want to be truly scared by T Nagar shopping! It's an experience . Think Oxford-Street-on-the-Saturday-before-Christmas, then compress what you see into a really tiny road! The supermarkets, such as Spencers, Nilgiris, More, (New ones seem to blossom every day) are quite sane and easy ways to shop in Chennai. You can get your milk there, although fish and meat are probably best bought from meat shops and fish markets, which is getting rather more adventurous. Most small general shops also sell pasteurised milk in 0.5lt packs. It is priced accordingly from low-fat through to full-cream.

Welcome to Chennai!
#4 Jan 26th, 2009, 09:50
Join Date:
Dec 2008
Location:
Chennai
Posts:
24
  • caxman2002 is offline
#4

info

Hi laurie,

Did you get all info you sought?
If not I can provide some leads!

ciao...Ganesh

hi,
could you please tell us where to find in T nagar area :
- a gym and swimming pool, any hotel which offers a membership?
- where to buy fish and meat and milk ?
- a good yoga school
- ayuverda doctor
- a good hospital

We have just arrived in Chennai, we saw a flat in T nagar and we wonder if the area is good.
I got scared in the supermarket I saw !!!!

thanks[/QUOTE]
#5 Feb 6th, 2009, 13:13
Join Date:
Jul 2007
Location:
Chennai
Posts:
370
  • mirjamd is offline
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by laurieseb View Post hi,
could you please tell us where to find in T nagar area :
- a gym and swimming pool, any hotel which offers a membership?
- where to buy fish and meat and milk ?
- a good yoga school
- ayuverda doctor
- a good hospital

We have just arrived in Chennai, we saw a flat in T nagar and we wonder if the area is good.
I got scared in the supermarket I saw !!!!

thanks
Not sure whether the info is still useful, but I'll write the post anyway.

I also recommend GRT for a swimming pool. It is very clean. Membership is Rs. 2000 for the swimming pool, around another Rs. 2000 for the gym.

You can get milk in packets delivered to your door. Ask your neighbours for who is the paalamma (milklady) in your neighbourhood. you will have to boil this milk first though. Another option is buying milk in cartons from the supermarket (Nilgiri's, More, Spencer's etc.), which doesn't need boiling.

You can buy chicken from the supermarket, but don't know about quality, because I am veg...

There is a good yoga school in Vani Mahal on GN Chetty Road. One of our relatives works there, so PM me if you want contact details.

Apollo is a good hospital, which is not too far from T. Nagar. Others a bit further out are Sri Ramachandran and MIOT.

Can't help you with the Ayurvedic doctor though...

I hope this helped. Let us know if you ended up moving to T. Nagar.
#6 Feb 6th, 2009, 16:28
Join Date:
Oct 2004
Location:
Chennai, India
Posts:
58,794
  • Nick-H is offline
#6
...I don't boil the packet milk; it is pasteurised. My wife does, though --- and she has live here 45 years longer than I have! Thing is, I am never sure that it is not a throwback to the days when milk delivered to the house cam from a local cow and was not treated. It is still an option, by-the-way, in many places, to buy untreated milk: I wouldn't like to risk it!

I don't think I could quite bring myself to go around asking for the local milk mother . We have a paalappa, anyway --- but, as I've never heard my wife call him anything but 'the milk man' I've learnt a word. Thanks Mirjam!
#7 Feb 12th, 2009, 13:50
Join Date:
May 2008
Location:
Chennai
Posts:
142
  • Ambler is offline
#7
We don't buy meat in our neighborhood grocery store (Nilgiri's) because it is so expensive--instead we go to "Fresh and Frozen" in Spencer Plaza. It's located on the second floor behind the Sri Lankan trade area--a little tough to find the first time. They will deliver, so that might do the trick for you. We usually get chicken but they also have sausages, pork (I think, not sure) and a variety of seafood. The quality of the chicken we've had is excellent. I think everything there is frozen--not sure where the "fresh" in the name comes from!
#8 Feb 12th, 2009, 14:20
Join Date:
Oct 2004
Location:
Chennai, India
Posts:
58,794
  • Nick-H is offline
#8
We send our maid to the local butcher.

I saw him feeding his goats this morning on the plot next to our house. I guess I'll be eating one of them next week .

I wish my body was able to take to vegetarianism!
#9 Feb 13th, 2009, 09:31
Join Date:
May 2008
Location:
Chennai
Posts:
142
  • Ambler is offline
#9

Fresh and Frozen

Just an addendum to my post of yesterday regarding Fresh and Frozen. I was wrong about the floor--it's on the first floor behind/near the Sri Lankan Trade place. I went yesterday so here is the exact address: F-202, 1st Floor, Third Phase, Spencer Plaza. They do carry pork for those who care. Boneless chicken breast is around 250 rupees per kg.

If anyone cares!

Similar Threads

Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views Forum
Rudrapur / Pant Nagar Sep 14th, 2008 12:25 24 6257 Uttarakhand
Ashok Nagar Sep 10th, 2008 18:02 15 2502 Moving to Chennai
Nagar Jun 8th, 2007 17:46 8 1300 Himachal Pradesh
where is Anand nagar? Mar 11th, 2007 22:36 3 4954 Kolkata (Calcutta)
Nagar or Manali ? May 4th, 2005 19:10 7 3319 Kullu and Manali


Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Forum Rules»
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
© IndiaMike.com 2014
Page Load Success