(NH205) is one of the satellite towns of Chennai
. The place is bounded by Gummidipoondi, Sriperumpudur and Mahabalipuram
. It is a religious place and is called a temple town since it features numerous temples. The town is on Cooum River about 42 km northwest of Chennai
. It consists of four revenue villages namely Periakuppam, Perumpakkam and Pungathur, and is divided 27 wards. The place is famous for Veera Raghavar Temple and Siva Temple.
is well-connected by roads and railways. The place lies on Chennai
-Bengaluru broad gauge railway line and Chennai
Trunk Road. The two major roads that connect Chennai
, one route is through Patabiram, Avadi
and the other route is through Poonamallee
and Koyembedu. There are two Suburban railway line alone Tiruvallur
which are West line and WestNorth line. West line is from Central Chennai
and WestNorth line is from Central Chennai
Many big projects are coming up in Tiruvallur
making it an important residential area. Chennai
Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) has sketched a Second Master Plan that plans to develop Tiruvallur
as the satellite township around Chennai
, which instead will bring commercial profit to the place. Flats and apartments that are built are well-planned and spacious with greenery around.
Social infrastructure of Tiruvallur
is highly developed with numerous schools, colleges and hospitals in the locality. There are number of educational institutes including Hindu College, Sri Ram Arts and Science College, Victory Institute of Catering, Jaya College of Paramedical Science, Priyadarshini Dental College & Hospital, Sree Sastha Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panimalar Engineering College and many more. Schools like Christ King Hr. Sec. School, Chellammal Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Sec. School, Active KIDS Play School, St.Anne's Matriculation Higher Secondary School, C.S.I. Goudie Higher Sec. School, Joy Play School, Sri R M Jain vidhyasharam and about 10 more schools are in the vicinity.
Hospitals are devised to offer the best services. Some of the famous hospitals in the locality are Janani Hospital, Tiruvarur Medical Centre, Eye Care Clinic, KRS Dental Hospital and CSI Hospital.
Banks that have their ATM in the localities are ICICI Bank, Syndicate Bank and HDFC Bank.