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The Velachery lies in the southern outskirts of the Chennai city. The place is about 13 kms far from Chennai central that is taken to be the George Town suburb. The adjoining regions of Velachery include Adyar, Guindy and Thiruvanmiyur. The region is essentially a residential place and with the increasing commercial and industrial activities in the Mammalapuram the place is being considered as ideal for the professionals employed at the developing down town.

The IIT campus, Tharamani and Adambakkam line up the boundaries of Velachery. The area contained within consists of an urban population, residential houses and great many small enterprises. The region is provided with a hard surface and there are small hillocks at many places. The place is believed to have had marshes in the southern parts which at present are filled with the hard crust of the land.

The localities contained in the Velachery township include Madipakkam, Adambakkam, Ullagaram, Puludivakkam. Most of the attractions for Velachery, from tourists point of view, lie in the adjacent regions like Guindy and Adyar. However, the place is well provided with the establishments catering to the residential population living out there. The place has adequate number of hospitals, schools, banks, etc. Among educational institutes some that deserve to be mentioned are Holy Cross School, Mount Carmel School, Francis Savio School, Sivasakthi Schools, Gurudev Memorial School, Bala Saravan Vidyalya School, Visva Bharati Higher Secondary School.

  • The Velachery Road joining Anna Salai provides the accessibility into the region. Buses and taxis from Chennai Central and Chennai South ply to the locality.
  • The railway station at St.Thomas Mount is the nearest and is approximately three kms from the place.
  • The Madras Airport lies in the north east of the region and is separated by a distance of about 5 kms from Velachery.
Areas Under Velachery
  • Madipakkam
  • Adambakkam
  • Ullagaram

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