About Velachery, Chennai
Situated at a distance of about 13 km from the city center, Velachery lies in the southern outskirts of the Chennai city. Essentially a residential area, it is being considered as ideal for the professionals employed at the developing down town because of the increasing commercial and industrial activities in the Mammalapuram.
The localities in the Velachery Township include Madipakkam, Adambakkam, Ullagaram, Puludivakkam. Adyar, Guindy and Thiruvanmiyur are the adjoining regions of Velachery. One can reach the region by the Velachery Road joining Anna Salai.The boundary of Velachery is line up by the IIT campus, Tharamani and Adambakkam.
The region is provided with a sizeable number of hospitals, schools, banks and others. Some of the reputed educational institutes are Holy Cross School, Mount Carmel School, Francis Savio School, Sivasakthi Schools, Gurudev Memorial School, Bala Saravan Vidyalya School and Visva Bharati Higher Secondary School etc..
Some of the places worth staying include Le Royal Meridien, Paying Guests and Service Apartments. Local attractions like Guindy National Park, MGR Film City, Snake Park and Raj Bhavan are worth exploring.
Buses and taxis from Chennai Central and Chennai South ply to the locality. The nearest railway station is the railway station at St. Thomas Mount which is about 3 km away. To the north east of the region lies the Chennai Airport and is about 5 km away from Velachery.