It is a locality of Southern Chennai situated in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a census town of the Kancheepuram district. It is located 7 kilometres south of Adyar. It is bordered by Palavakkam in the North, Vettuvankeni in the South and the Bay of Bengal in the East. It is recorded to have housed a population of 15,688 as of the 2001 census.
The locality is well connected to the rest of the city of Chennai via railways and roadways. The MTC or the Metropolitan Transport Corporation and the TNSTC or the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation offer various bus routes and train routes leading through the locality. The bus and train routes running through the locality include SP19ET, SC51, XP19, 19H, S599, X19G, 19H, S588, S19G, 19V, Z568C, S587, S119, SP19, XP19ET, S589, Z599, and X19E. These routes connect areas including Broadway, Velacherry, T. Nagar etc to Neelankarai.
Real estate in Neelankarai is a mix of residential plots and apartments in 2BHK and 3BHK configurations.
The social infrastructure of Neelankarai is well-developed with number of schools, hospitals, banks and restaurants. The renowned schools here are GTA Vidya Mandir, Gateway International School, The British International School, Sunbeam Matric Higher Secondary School, German International School, and St. Johns Universal School.
Healthcare facilities here are provided by hospitals and nursing homes including Apollo Hospital, Saanthi Hospital, Sugan Hospital, VHS Hospital, Vasan Eye Care, CM Hospital and many more.
The banks and ATMs providing 24-hour services in this locality include State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Indian Bank, Syndicate Bank, etc.