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Central Chennai Information

A city of the height of Chennai comes undoubtedly a center of business, tourism and administration of a state. And the Central Chennai is the epicenter of the nucleus of Tamil Nadu. It has been the focal business hub of the state of Tamil Nadu where all the major administrative and business centers are clustered together. Not today, but from the British era, the Chennai central has been the focal point of the other parts of the city and the suburbs. Everyday innumerable people flow in and flow out for various purposes. The place is also popular for the colonial mansions and memorials that are easy to be found if a trip taken within the area.

There are various centers of attraction in the central part of Chennai and these have been the reason why every year travelers from all around the world flood in the city. Not only the colonial imprint, but the center of Chennai also boasts of having some of the best hospitals and educational institutes of the country. There are some reputed foreign banks as well which can solve your currency conversion problem at any point of time. The Tamil Nadu tourism department has been keen to stimulate the tourism of the area and that has resulted successfully in the emergence of the Central Chennai as one of the main tourist attraction of the state as well as the graph of business activities has gone up remarkably. A brief go-through the places of interest of the region will surely explore the multi-shaded character of Chennai central.


Egmore is the main touch-point of the central Chennai. About a kilometer away from the city hub George Town, the area is encircled by some of the most important commercial centers of the city. There are other most-visited places like Nungambakkam and Triplicane. The Government Museum which is a prime institute of the city was established in the year of 1851. There are some momentous objet d'arts inside the museum that are worth watching. Basically, Egmore as a rail-station has gained immense popularity because of the aesthetic pleasure imbibed within. The station carries the sign of Indo-Sarcenic typicality. Hotel Taj Connemara, the Wellington club and some of the best eye and cancer hospitals are the pride of the area. Vepery, Chintadripet and Pudupet are the must-visit places for all. Egmore is 13 kilometers away from the city airport. Lodging in Egmore is not a problem as there are several good hotels scattered here and there.

George Town

After Egmore, the place which will come across your zooming way is George Town. This is one of the best places to visit in central Chennai. The St. George’s fort will surely attract your eyes as this is an architectural marvel. The city of Chennai started its journey from this place in the British era. A locality which is on the eastern part of the city has been a tourist attraction for many years because of the typical colonial monuments and mansions standing alongside. They all make the history speak, reveal the past of the city. As well as, the area has adopted modernity very well and as a result, several shopping malls and multiplexes have been built up. Once you are in George Town, the historic emblems will make you wistful and at the same time the arrangements of entertainment will arouse your nerves. To get to this place of central Chennai is very easy as it is well connected by roadways and railways. Broadway, Parrys, and Sowcarpet are the places to visit.

Some other must-go places of Chennai central are:

  1. Nungambakkam
  2. Chetpet
  3. Mahabalipuram

Though these are just few of the celebrated tourist spots of Central Chennai as the whole area as well the city is a perfect blend of history and modernity.