is a locality in Chennai
. Located in the western part of the city, Vadapalani
is surrounded by areas such as Kodambakkam
, towards the east, Ashok Nagar
, and K K Nagar
towards the west, Mambalam towards the south, and Arumbakkam
towards the north. It is famous for its film studios like the Vijaya-Vauhini Studios Vikram Studios, and the Vadapalani
Andavar Temple. Vadapalani
is one of the busiest and most populated areas in Chennai
. Some renowned IT companies have offices in the area, including HCL Technologies and MCCI Interconnect Solutions.
is well-linked to the rest of city via roadways and railways. It is itself an important bus terminus on the Arcot Road
. The Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT) connects this area to the prominent parts of the city. The suburban rail network also enhances the connectivity, the nearest railway station being at a distance of 4 kms. The International Airport is 10.4 kms from here via the Grand Trunk Road. The Chennai
Central Railway Station lies at a distance of 13 kms and the Mambalam and Kodambakkam
railway stations are close by. The plan to start the monorail network in this area will ease the traffic congestion between Vadapalani
Being one of the well-developed areas of the city, it offers several dwelling options. There are a range of multi-storied apartments and builders floors. There are many gated communities offered in this area by many sought-after developers. These projects boast of all the world-class amenities.
MGR School, Maharishi School, Saraswathi Vidyalaya School, Adventure Education Academy, J R K Matric School, Karthikeyan Matric Higher Secondary School, Vadapalani
Senior Secondary School, Ramalinga Mission Middle School, etc, are the important schools of this area. Other educational institutions include SRM University.
Hospitals in this area are SRM Institute of Medical Science, Vijaya Hospital, Vijaya Health Centre, Sooriya Hospital, Akash Institute of Fertility and Research, Vadapalani
Multi-Specialty Hospital, P & G Nursing Home, Vasan Eye Care, RK Dental Hospital, and few others.
Indian Bank, Vijaya Bank, Chennai
Central Cooperative Bank Limited, Union Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, State Bank of India, and many other banks have their branches in and around this area. It also promises a comfortable lifestyle, with access to basic social amenities such as petrol pumps, ATMs, bus stops, etc.