Tambaram is a suburb of
Chennai situated 27 km south of the city in Tamil Nadu, India.
is an urban node. It has an average elevation of 32 metres
is a hub to all major destinations in south Tamil Nadu as it lies on the busy Chennai–Trichy national highway. The highway and the
railway line from Chennai Egmore to Kanyakumari divide the town into East Tambaram and West
Tambaram. The Chennai suburban railway network operates a suburban railway service from Chennai Beach to Tambaram.
Tambaram is considered to be a satellite town as it caters to the
needs of hundreds of villages and suburbs like Padappai, Selaiyur,
Agaram, Madambakkam, Mudichur and Mannivakkam. Tambaram is
geographically divided into West, East and Tambaram Sanatorium
. East Tambaram is
well known for education since there are a lot of educational
institutions present there. The prominent among them is the
Tambaram has its origins in a village of the same name which lay on
the outskirts of Chennai city. The T. B. Sanatorium in Tambaram is
one of the oldest institutions of the kind in India . In 1936-1937,
the Madras Christian
campus was moved to Tambaram heralding development and
accelerating the process of inclusion of Tambaram in Madras
- Flying Instructors School (FIS) of the Indian Air Force, located in Airforce
- Hindu Mission Hospital - giving service to near by residents of
Tambaram and one of the landmarks of Tambaram.
- Sivananda Orphanage
- The Madras Christian
- A number of engineering colleges.
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- Madras Export Processing
Zone (MEPZ) - One of Tamil Nadu's Special Economic Zones, which
is located in Tambaram. The MEPZ houses varied industries such as
call centers, garment production
factories and few electronics components manufacturing companies
like Covansys - A CSC Company, CTS, Urjita Electronics Pvt. Ltd, HTC Global Services(MEPZ),
Avalon Technologies, Syrma Technology Pvt. Ltd. and Igarashi Motors
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- Notable temples like Bhimeshvarar temple, Thenupureeswarar
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Tambaram in general is considered as a haven for engineering
graduates because of the many colleges located nearby. Some of the
notable engineering colleges in Tambaram include:
The notable schools in Tambaram include:
The notable institutes in Tambaram include:
Prior to 1964, Tambaram was a small panchayat
. In 1964 it was constituted as a Grade
III Municipality comprising the Village Panchayats of Pulikoradu,
Irumbliyur and Selaiyur. Due to rapid development and growth of the
town commercially and residentially, the Municipality is now
classified as a 'Selection Grade Municipality'. The population as
per 2001 census is 1,33,667 besides a floating population of more
than 1 lakh
per day. The extent of the
municipality is 20.72 km².
The revenue villages under this municipality are Kadapperi,
Pulikoradu, Irumbuliyu, and Selaiyur. The number of households is
26,333, the number of notified slums is 17 and the number of
unnotified slums is 7
The most famous road in West Tambaram is the Shanmugam Road which
is one of the busiest roads in the city. It is comparable to the
Ranganathan Street in T. Nagar. The eastern part of the road is the
commercial centre while the western end is called the Medical
centre. Tambaram has famous hospitals and diagnostic centres like
Hindu Mission Hospital, Deepam Hospital, Philips Hospital
, AG Hospital etc,. It had
called MR on the main road,
National slightly off the main road till 1972, and the biggest of
the three named Vidhya.
Recently Southern Railway is planning a new terminal at Tambaram
Railway Station, apart from Chennai Central and Egmore, in view of
the rapid growth of the south broad gauge section, which
essentially means Chennai
Beach-Tambaram-Chengalpattu-Tiruchirapalli and beyond. As a first
step towards this, Southern Railway plans to set up a coaching
terminal at Tambaram at an approximate cost of Rs.34 crore. It will
have pit lines for maintenance, stabling lines and additional
A combined court complex was inaugurated near GST road opposite to
MEPZ. This complex has both the Munsiff and Sessions court within
the same building, thus the Magistrate court at East Tambaram and
Munsiff court at West Tambaram is now under a single building. Mr.
N. Ramesh is the District Munsif. Mr. Murugesan is the Judicial
A new flyover is under construction and is expected to be opened
after 20 months. 
- Adayar Ananda Bhavan (A2B)
- Aathankudi Chettinand Restaurant
- Bhats Paradise
- Coffee Day
- Gupta Bhavan
- Henkala Hotels
- Hotel Kings Palace
- Palimar Restaurant
- Pizza Corner
- Vasantha Bhavan
- Vasantha Vihar Vegetarian Restaurant
- Anjappar Restaurant
- Hotel Ponnusamy
- Hotel Caspa
- Hot Chips
- Dominos Pizzas
- Arasampatti Restaurant
- Jugghead (The Burger House)
- Freshly Squeezed (The Juice Pub)
- Seasons Multi-Cuisine A/C Restaurant
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- Naidu Hall
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In recent times we can see architecturally treated buildings being
raised in Tambaram. Architects like to put up their firms near bus
stand locality. They feel Tambaram as a consortium between the city
and suburban parts of it.
As of the 2001 Indian census
, Tambaram had a
population of 137,609. Males constitute 51% of the population and
females 49%. Tambaram has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher
than the national average of 65%: male literacy is 82%, and female
literacy is 74%. In Tambaram, 10% of the population is under 6
years of age.
The number of people below the poverty line is 9,171.
Tambaram town has been recorded with a literacy rate of 82% in the
year 2001 and this has increased from 75% in the year 1991. Among
the literate population, nearly 52% are male literates and the
remaining 48% are female literates as per the 2001 census.
Generally, the composition of female literates among the female
population has increased from 70% (1991) to 78% (2001), which is
higher than the growth of male literates from 81% (1991) to 86%(
The working population constitutes 55 % of the total population and
the majority of them are engaged in Business & Industrial
activities i.e. 62% in Industrial and Business related activities.
The Secondary Sector is the second important activity and nearly
25% of the total workers are engaged in business and related allied
activities. Only 20% of the total workers are engaged in the
Primary Sector, especially in Tea Plantations and Agriculture
Tambaram Railway Station
Tambaram into East Tambaram and West Tambaram. East Tambaram
(Selaiyur) and West Tambaram each have a police
Taluk Legal Services Authority, to render free legal services to
the poor & needy and also to create legal awareness, is
functioning at the Tambaram Civil Court. The Civil Court Judge is
the Chairman of the Taluk Legal Services Authority. At present, Mr.
N. Ramesh is the District Munsif at Tambaram who is rendering good
legal service to the poor.
After the completion of recent delimitation
exercise by the Election Commission of
,the Tambaram assembly constituency consists of Kadaperi
, Tiruvancheri, Mudichur, Kasbapuram,
Vengapakkam, Agaramthen, Kovilancheri, Madurapakkam and Moolacheri
villages in Tambaram (Municipality), Chitlapakkam (Town Panchayat),
Sembakkam (Town Panchayat), Madambakkam (Town Panchayat),
Perungalathur (Town Panchayat) and Peerkankaranai (Town Panchayat).
Tambaram is now included in the Sriperumbudur Parliamentary
constituency after the recent delimitation exercise by the Election
Commission of India previously it was under South Chennai