Imagine this: You throw a glass of water high up in the air, and not one drop hits the street! What if every drop landed on a person? How about every inch of the street being covered by human beings? Welcome to Ranganathan Street in Chennai, India. If you need to travel through this street, simply enter on one side and the crowd will slowly push through the rest of the street.
Enjoy the video of the most crowded place on earth
Ranganathan Street, located in the city of Chennai puts the rest of the crowded places to shame. In fact, the so called top 3 "crowded places in the world" put together would not be able to beat this place. This narrow strip of land, no longer than a quarter-mile and no wider than 40 feet holds over 450 shops and over 1.2 million people walk on it everyday. Note that Chennai city itself ranks among the top 50 most populated cities in the world.
|A view from outside: Ranganathan Street, T.Nagar, Chennai|
|Inside Ranganathan Street: the world's most crowded place|
|Police booth outside the street, note that there is a lost child inside!|
|During my trip, 3 gangsters (?) insisted that I take their picture :)|
|Ranganathan street's crowd overflows into the nearby Usman Road, blocking vehicle traffic|
|A street vendor sells Samosa, Vadai and Spicy Sundal|
|A picture taken from the middle of Ranganathan Street|
|A vendor with a garland of bangles stands in the middle of Ranganathan Street|