is a locality in Chennai
that is thriving with expansive educational institutes, tourist places, and star hotels. It rose during the British rule as upper-class residential area for European chiefs and hence, the glance of British grandeur is visible in the style of old monuments around this area.
is surrounded by some of the citys major localities including Aminjikarai
, Thousand Lights
, Theynampet, T Nagar
, Kodambakam, and Choolaimedu
. The extensive bus and train routes from all these adjoining areas make it well-connected with the rest of the city. Nungambakkam
has a railway station, which is a part of the suburban railway network that goes from Beach to Chengalpettu. The area has an elaborate private share taxi system also, that is well-developed and connects every intrinsic place with each other within Nungambakkam
is a prime location and a major area that belongs to the old Chennai
. The real estate in Nungambakkam
is considered to be expensive and hence, people of the high-income group can invest in property here. The average rates in this area are Rs 10,000 per sq ft and rental rates are estimated to be approximately Rs 35,000 for an average 2BHK flat. It is a well-developed posh locality with many prominent personalities residing here. Property rates are ever increasing owing to its architect and the prominent residents.
is a hub of citys major colleges including MOP Vaishnav, Loyola College, Womens Christian college, Panimalar Polytechnic. It also has a number of prominent educational institutions including Indian institute for financial management and research, NIIT, SISI, Sri Krishnaswamy Matriculation Higher Secondary School, VidyodayaMatriculation School, Institute of Computer Accountants. It is popular for the Mahalingapuram Ayyappan temple that holds historical importance. Valluvar Kottam that is constructed as a memorial to the great Tamil poet and Saint Thiruvalluvar is a renowned tourist attraction.