is a residential locality in the western part of Chennai
. It is surrounded by Vadapalani
in the east, Virugambakkam
in the west, KK Nagar in the south, and Koyambedu
in the north. Previously it was part of Saidapet
Taluk in Chengleput District before it merged with Chennai
city and district in 1977. It earlier was home to a number of studios, out of which only two, Prasad Studio and AVM Studios, are operational now.
Connectivity Arcot Road
is the main road connecting Vadapalani
via Saligrammam. Frequent bus service can also be availed from Parrys
) to Saligrammam via Central and Egmore
Little Millennium is the popular school for pre-schoolers in this area. Ramalinga Mission Middle School, established in the year 1952, is the oldest school in this area with Tamil as its medium of instruction. Vidyachetram Matriculation School, Euro Kids, Milton Nursery and Primary School, Kaveri High School, Sri Child Fruit Matric School, Clarence Matric Hr. Sec. School, and General Cariappa Hr. Sec. School are other prominent educational institutions here.
Sooriya Hospital, Bharani Hospital, Dhanvanthri Clinic, VHM Hospital Pvt Ltd, and Siddha Hospitals are the major hospitals in and around this area. The banks that have their branches in the vicinity include Karur
Vysya Bank Ltd., ICICI Bank, State Bank of India, Axis Bank, and HDFC Bank. Arunachalam Road
is the key road dotted with leading banks, ATMs, commercial complexes, and major shopping outlets.