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
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
Areas Under Triplicane
- 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