Thyagaraya Nagar or T.Nagar was named after the then Justice party leader Sir Thyagaraya Chetty. It is known to be one of the oldest localities of Chennai
that was set up in the early 1920s in the then Madras constituency of British India. It was primarily conceived as a residential locality, however, over 30-40 years it has developed into a shopping locality for people of Chennai
with plenty of jewellery and textile showrooms.
T.Nagar boasts of seamless connectivity to every part of the city through T.Nagar bus depot. Mambalam railway station is the closest suburban railway station that connects it to every area in the Chennai
beach-Chengalpettu network. The major stops in this area are T.Nagar depot, Panagal Park, Pondy Bazaar, and Vani Mahal. There are around 35 bus routes on which buses operate from this depot. It is connected to West Mambalam
through Duraiswamy subway.
Real estate in T.nagar is well-established. As this area belongs to the old Chennai
properties here cost between Rs 11, 500 per sq ft to Rs 13,000 per sq ft for apartments and plots. However, independent fully-constructed houses would cost more. There are a number of commercial properties that are coming up here, especially retails stores. This has been the driving force behind increase in property rates here.
T. Nagar has a multitude of famous landmarks and properties that are mostly named after the popular political leaders of the time. Few of them include Dr. Nair Road that was named after Dr. T.M. Nair; Natesan Park that took its name after C. Natesan Mudaliyar; Usman Road
, Burkit Road, Boag Road, Pondy Bazaar, G.N. Chetty Road, Bazullah Road, Habibullah Road