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South Chennai

About South Chennai

Chennai is divided into a number of zones because of its vast area. The southern part of Chennai is fragmented into small localities which are mostly residential areas. Created early on in 1957 South Chennai is the oldest part of the city. The southern region of Chennai offers many popular attractions including some of the famous pilgrim sites contained in the city. The southern suburbs host a number of residential places and commercial centers. The region also houses certain historical landmarks, which often forms tourists' hotspots. Some important tourist attraction located in the southern suburbs are Periyar Science and Technology Centre, Guindy Park, Soundareswarar Temple, Karaneeswarar Temple , Elliot's Beach, Theosophical Society, Sivan Park, Kapaleeswarar Temple, , Marundeeswarar Temple, Santhome Basilica, etc.

Areas under South Chennai

  1. Adyar
  2. K.K Nagar
  3. Mylapore
  4. Velachery
  5. Saidapet
  6. Tambaram


Located on the banks of the River Adyar this locality in South Chennai was initially a residential area. Today it is ne of the most developed regions of the city due to a number of IT companies, cinema halls, schools and colleges and shopping malls.

K.K Nagar

One of the few planned townships in the city K.K Nagar is located in the southern premises of Chennai. Primarily a residential area which shelters some of the best apartments in the city KK Nagar is synonymous with the Sivan Park. This park is one of the few, well maintained lush green landmarks in the busy metropolitan.


Referred to as the cultural hub of the city Mylapore is one of the most important localities in South Chennai. It is the oldest residential area in Chennai and today it has developed into a busy commercial center. Mylapore is popular for the 7th century Kapaleeswarar Temple, tree-lined avenues, it kutcheri season and the Ramakrishna Math.


Velachery lies in the suburbs of south Chennai The region is essentially a residential area which is slowly evolving to become one of the most deleoped commercial and industrial areas of the city. Some of the important landmarks of Velachery include The Madras IIT campus and the Tharamani and Adambakkam lines. . The area also contained a number of small and medium enterprises. The place also has a numerous hospitals, institutes, schools, banks, etc.


Formed by the Nawabs in the early 18th century Saidapet is synonymous with the Saidapet Court. This is the only court of justice in the city apart from the madras High court. Situated in Anna Salai Road in South Chennai Saidapet is home to some of the most important temples in the city. Primarily a residential area Saidapet also houses a number of schools, hospitals, markets and medical shops.


Popularly called the satellite town of Chennai Tambaram is situated 27 kms off South Chennai. Well connected by major roadways and railways this area acts as the gateway to a number of regions in the city. The entire region forms an important trade and commercial centre in South Chennai. Considered a heaven for engineers Tambaram is home to some of the top engineering colleges in the country.