Population of Kelambakkam
According to the 2016 census, Kelambakkam had a population of around 20,000. Literacy rate of this place is 90.88%. For constant development and easy accessibility to all parts of Chennai city, people are migrating to Kelambakkam on a higher rate.
Tourism in Kelambakkam
Kelambakkam serves as a popular tourist spotin Chennai, which is often visited by many tourists. One of the most interesting places to visit here is the Covelong Beach. It is one of the exotic beaches located on the Coromandel Coast. The calm and serene ambience of the beach attracts many tourists to it. The beach is dotted with swaying palm trees and is covered by white sand.
Kelambakkam also serves as a famous pilgrimage spot. The famous temple dedicated to Sai Baba is one of the most popular pilgrimage centers of this place. The old church for St. Mary in Kovalamis is also located nearby to Kelambakkam. Tourists can also visit the Thiruvidanthai Nithya Kalyana Perumal temple here. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnuas Nitya Kalyana Perumal and Divine Mother Shakti as Komalavalli Thayar. Other nearby temples to Kelambakkam, where tourists often like to visit are Veera Anjaneyar Temple, Thiruporur Murugan Temple, Chengammal Sivan Temple and Mareeswarar Temple.
Health Centers in Kelambakkam
Kelambakkam has proper health centers for its people. The Chettinad Health City is one of the most famous health centers of the region. It has a hospital and a nursing college named as Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute (CHRI). It functions under the Chettinad University. The university is attended by students from India as well as from other parts of Asia.
Developments in Kelambakkam
Kelambakkam is being rapidly expanded with construction work in full swing. Several ‘nagars’ have been developed here. Some of them are Jothy Nagar Welfare Land, Kanaga Parameshwaran Nagar, Balaji Nagar, Rajeswari Nagar, Mogambigai Nagar, Ajith Nagar, Ganapathi Nagar, Krishna Nagar, Sri Sai Vighar, VIP Nagar, Susheela Nagar, Lakshmi Avenue, and Sri Nagar. A residential area named as Sathankuppam is quite popular in this region.
Education in Kelambakkam
Many schools have been developed in Kelambakkam to provide the educational needs to the people residing in the town. Some of the important schools established here are Sushil Hari International Residential School, B.K.M Higher Secondary School, St. Mary’s Matriculation School and Government Higher Secondary School. Apart from the schools, some renowned colleges have also been developed here like the Hindustan College of Engineering, Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Shree Motilal Kanhaiyalal Fomra Institute of Technology (SMK FIT), SSN School of Management and computer application, Anand Institute of Higher Technology and Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology (AVIT).
Transportation in Kelambakkam
Kelambakkam is well connected to all modes of transport. It acts as a bridge, connecting the ECR (East Coast Road) and the GST (Grand Southern Trunk) Road from Kovalam to Vandaloor Zoo. Mamallapuram and Adyar are also connected by the town. The other locations linked through Kelambakkam are Thirukalikundram, Chengalpattu, Thiruporur, Tambaram, and Tidel Park. Kelambakkam also has a bus terminus. Urappakkam, Guduvancheri, Vandalur, Perungalathur, Tambaram, Tambaram Sanatorium, Potheri, Chromepet, Velachery and Kattangulattur are the nearest railway stations to this place. Chennai International Airport is the nearest airport to Kelambakkam.
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