Adyar is one important locality in the south of Chennai that
has been sharing the experiences, from time immemorial, with that of
the city. Situated on river Adyar, the place represents an important
centre in the famous metropolitan city of India. Adyar region is
furnished with a commercial hub, river, forests and many
attractions. The township, separated from the northern areas by the
river, is lined with the popular Elliot's Beach on the east.
Buckhingam Canal, originating from the Adyar River runs through the
Adyar mainlands. The place as such adds up to a region with
diversity as a conspicuous factor.
Theosophical Society, one of the celebrated places of Chennai, is
grounded in the locality of Adyar. The place bears great historical
importance, much of which has been during the era of Indian
independence struggle. The place stands as a known meditation
centre. Some important features of the place include the beautiful
laid out gardens, Zoroastrian Church, Adyar library, etc.
The western part of Adyar locality is the foremost commercial hub
in the southern outskirts of the city. A number of flourishing
institutes are functional in the Adyar West. The place features the
much credited Guindy Park, Governor's House M.G.R. Film City and the
Indian Institute Of Technology (I.I.T.) campus. The park reserves
enriches the place with bio diversity, very uncommon in the
metropolitan cities. Besides these lionized attractions the place
houses a number of public institutions like hospitals, banks and
educational institutes. Some reputed institutes as such include the
Cancer Institute, TTK Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Hospital,
Institute of Hotel Management, St. Patricks Higher Seconday School,
St. Louis Institute of Deaf and Dumb, etc.
Areas Under Adyar
- Sardar Patel Road and Dr.Muthulakshmi Road connects the
region with other suburban areas of Chennai city. Adyar is
situated some 9 kms from the city center taken as George Town.
- Guindy Railway station which is located towards the west is
the nearest railway station.
- Chennai Airport lies further west and about 5 kms from Adyar.
- Besant Nagar
- Anna Colony