() is a residential neighbourhood of Chennai
, Tamil Nadu
. It is an important residential area and is famous for its schools, market, residential colonies and residences of film artists. Virugambakkam has some of Chennai's oldest and biggest movie studios.
Virugambakkam is one of the newer localities of Chennai and owes its growth to the expansion of the city in the post-independence period. Prior to the establishment of residential colonies, Virugambakkam was covered by farmland. Virugambakkam was first included within the Chennai city limits in the 1970s. The region is an important source of clean ground water and has the only natural gas reserves in the city, apart from Avadi
Virugambakkam is well-connected with the heart of Chennai city through roads. Buses running through Arcot Road
link Virugambakkam with the more inner suburbs of Chennai city.
Virugambakkam is situated at a distance of 12 kilometres from Fort St George
and 10 kilometres from Poonamallee
. It is bound by Vadapalani
to the east, Koyambedu
to the north and Alwarthirunagar
to the west and south-west and K.K. Nagar
and Ramavaram, Tamil Nadu
to the south-east. Its frontier with Alwarthirunagar forms the western limits of the Corporation of Chennai.
The growth of Virugambakkam accompanied the expansion of Madras city during the years preceding independence. Virugambakkam was one of the many localities which cropped up during the Second World War
. At that time, it... Read More