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Triplicane or Tiruvallikeni is an important tourist destination in Chennai city. The place constitutes one of the centrally located suburbs of the city. The place shares its boundaries with the George Town, the center of Chennai city. Triplicane as such bears a great importance, much of which is attributed to the popular worshipping place located here. The place bears quite a strategic importance due to its close proximity with the city center and the presence of beautiful Marina Beach that lines the eastern boundary.

Triplicane, according to the popular belief has been derived from the term Tiru-Alli-Keni which means flowers in the pond. The place is believed to be inhabited since ancient times and featured beautiful gardens during those times. The ancient landmarks that bear the secrets of the past still hold up against the ravages of time. The famous Parthasarathy Temple is one such popular site. The temple is the single highly acclaimed tourist destination in Triplicane area. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, the temple is a much revered place for Hindus. The existing temple structure is said to be built by the Pallavas in the 8th century A.D.

One more important attraction in Triplicane is that of Aamir Mahal, the legacy of the Nawabs. The monument has served as residential place to the Nawab Family of Arcot. The Wallajah Mosque, popular by the name Big Mosque is equally fascinating. The mosque too was built by the Nawab and is frequently visited by the Muslim community living here.

The Chepauk Palace on the Marina promenade features the in distinctive Indo-Sarcenic building. It is one out of several architectural treasures housed in the Triplicane area.

For popular entertainment the place features the noted grounds of the M.A.Chidambaram Stadium. The coveted cricket stadium witnesses a great crowd of cricket fans during the sessions. The place is further provided with cinema halls, hotels and restaurants and some reputed educational institutes. Some reputed establishments grounded in the region include Presidency College, Dayanand College of Commerce, Kasturba Gandhi Hospital, Zohra Madani Hospital, Mysaan Hospital, etc.

  • Triplicane is about a kilometre far from Chennai city centre. One can easily reach the place by taxi or bus.
  • The Tiruvallikeni and Chepauk Railway station provide the services in the region.
  • Chennai Airport, the nearest airport to Triplicane is located south west of the place. The airport is about 11 kms far from Triplicane.
Areas Under Triplicane
  • Chepauk

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