Egmore is a residential locality situated in neighbourhood of Chennai near Coovum River. The area is an important hub for commercial and transportation needs. Under Cholas, Egmore was the administrative capital. The area is surrounded by Purasaiwakam, Anna SAlai, Chintadripet, Chetput, Nungabakkam, Kilpauk, Park Town, and Pudhupet.
Chennai Egmore Railway Station and Chennai Chetput Railway Station are the nearest railway station to Egmore, also, Chennai Central Railway Station lies at a distance of about two kilometres from here which is the major railway station of Chennai. Buses connect the locality with other neighbouring areas. Egmore Bus Station, Egmore North Bus Station, Dasaprakash Bus Station, TB Hospital Bus Station and Maternity Hospital Bus Station are the local bus stations of Egmore.
The real estate in Egmore is well developed. It has a large number of apartment complexes and flats available for rent and for sale. The bus service of Egmore connects these residential sites to each other.
Egmore is known as the commercial hub and is the centre for tourist attraction, so it has a number of restaurants, hotels, hospitals, Banks, ATMs, schools, movie theatres etc. Egmore has one of the biggest libraries of India, Connemara Public Library. It has a number of schools and colleges including The National Art Gallery, Government College of Fine Arts, Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Madras School of Social Work, and Womens Christian College.
The area has Apollo Cancer Hospital in the neighbourhood along with St. Isabel Hospital, Billroth Hospital, VS Hospital, Madras Cancer Institute, and Apollo Hospital.
Egmore has various banks including Axis Bank, State Bank of India, Karur Vysya Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, The Tamil Nadu State Apex Co-Operative Bank, Canara Bank, Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank, Andhra Bank, Catholic Syrian Bank, and Bank of Ceylon along with a number of ATMs installed in the area.