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Tambaram is an important division in the south west of Chennai city. The place is about 25 kilometres from the city center and connected by major roadways and railways. The Great Southern Trunk Road and Southern Railways provide access into the region. A number of small townships have been developed along these road and rail links. Tambaram as a division occupies great territorial lands in the south of the city. The rail and road links that come from the city proceed further south and into the region of Chengalpattu, a district of Tamil Nadu. The region is further connected to the south east regions and the adjoining district of Mammalapuram by Velacheri Road. The place is also known for providing numerous educational facilities.

Tambaram is spread over a good land area (precise figures not available). The major road and railway head that comes from the Chennai city bisects the region into Tambaram East and Tambaram West. The entire region forms an important trade and commercial centre in the South Chennai. Chrompet and Pallavaram are two renowned district suburbs in the Tambaram division. The division houses many important establishments encompassing colleges and schools, hospitals, banks, worshipping places, etc. Some important establishments in the region are given as
Schools: Some important schools in both East and West Tambaram include Vidyalaya Valmigi Street, Seetha Devi Garodia School, Govt. Missrimal Girls School High School, Christ King Girls School Hr. Sec. School, Christ King Girls School Hr. Sec. School, Sri Sankara Vidyalaya Hr. Sec. School, Municipal School High School.
Colleges: Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Arts & Science, Bharth Engineering College, Madras Christian College Arts & Science, Anbarasu Institute of Medical Research Centre, Anna I.T.I, Madras Institute of Technology.
Hospitals: The region is provided with a number of hospitals and medical centres. Most of these centres are privately owned. However, there are some distinguished government establishments that provide facilities and services to the residential population of the division. These note-worthy institutes include Government Hospital Chrompet, Government TB Sanatorium, Government Leprosy Rehabilitation Promotion Unit, Municipality Health and Maternity, Government Hospital for Thoracic Medicine.

  • One of the conevenient means of reaching Tambaram is by boarding a train at Chennai. The Southern Railways provide the services. Tambaram Railway Station is located in the premises of Tambaram locality. The place lies to the south west of the city center.
  • Buses plying on the Great Southern Trunk Road provide access into the region. From the city center the place is about 20 kms away.
  • Chennai Airport is also convenient means of accessing the place from other important cities.
Areas Under Tambaram
  • Chrompet
  • Chitlapakkam

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