Egmore is one of the base stations in the city of Chennai. The
Egmore region is located close to the city center George Town, less
than kilometres from it. The suburbs constitutes one of the popular
commercial centres rooted in the city. The Chennai Egmore Railway
Station, together with Chennai Central Railway Station are two main
entry points in the regions and the epicenters of the vast railway
network that connects the city. The regions lying adjacent to the
Egmore locality include Nungambakkam, George Town and Triplicane.
Egmore locality bears quite an importance following the resources
contained within the suburbs. The locality features some important
tourist attractions and a thriving trade and commerce centre. The
Government Museum is a card-carrying institute in the city. Founded
in the year 1851 A.D., the museum displays some great pieces of art
and architecture. The National Arts Gallery, an integral part of the
Government Museum, attracts tourists throughout the Indian sub
The Egmore Railway Station presents more of an architecture rather
than a typical halt station. The building of the station has been
built in Indo-Sarcenic style, which makes it noteworthy. The name of
the person associated with the popularity of the railway station is
none other than Robert Chisolm.
Egmore region hoses some of the best educational institutes of
Chennai, especially women's colleges. Women's Christian College
(W.C.C.), Good Shepherd Convent, Ethiraj College for Women are some
accredited institutes in the locality. In the vicinity of W.C.C.
stands the famous structure of Directorate of Public Instruction.
The city suburbs, as has been already mentioned, is a great
commercial hub. Hotels, shopping complexes, hospitals and clubs are
important establishments that bear the scene of activities. Some of
these popular establishments include Hotel Taj Connemara, Wellington
Club, Madras Eye Hospital, Corporation Stadium, etc.
Areas Under Egmore
- Egmore lies a little south west of Chennai city center and
is easily accessible by road. The distance between these two
important suburbs is less than 3 kms.
- The Chennai Egmore Railway Station is one of the two base
stations in the city. The railway services connects the region
with the city suburbs and districts beyond.
- Chennai Airport, the nearest one to Egmore is, however,
little farther. The distance from the airport to Egmore is
approximately 13 kms.