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Chengalpattu

City : Chengalpattu
Location : Southern India
Language : Tamil


Know About Chengalpattu


Located in the Kancheepuram district of the state . Chengalpattu is one of the most important Junction City through which tourist center such as Mahabalipuram and Thirukkalukundram are reached . The town is situated at a distance of 56 km to the south of Chennai and at the intersection 75o22’ Longitude and 18o6’ latitude.

Palar River is flowing from west to east on Southern Town. The river is originating from the Catchment area of Vellore District (from Vaniyambadi) Water Supply is being tapped to the Municipality from the palar river bed. A small hill park provided with all ammunity in the heart of the town. There is big lake by name Kolavai lake east of the town wherein boating service has been introduced the people by the Government of Tourism Department.

Spread over an area of 6.09 sq. kms Chengalpattu is the second largest town in the district of Kancheepuram. With a population of over 62.63 Thousand , the income of the Municipality is House Tax, Water Charge, Professional Tax, Non Tax etc. The income of main area of the Municipality. Periya Natham, Chinna Natham, Gundoor, Melamaiyur, Chengalpattu, Hanumanthapuhteri etc.,

The hot and dry climate prevailing in the region has been one of the various factors contributing to the growth of the hosiery industry in the town.



Infrastructure

The town has been well connected with road network system. Round the clock Rail and bus facilities are available and there is direct rail linkage to Delhi. Large numbers of Hospitals with sophisticated equipments are located in the town.



Transport

Government Transport Corporations play number of buses. Private transports and mini bus services are also operated day and night. Bus stand with all its facilities is housed in the heart of the town. There is a good transport net work system in the town.

 

Attraction

Today Chengalpattu has developed as a touristic spot for many foreign travellers on their way to Mamallapuram,Thirukazhukundram and Kanchipuram. The boat house established by Tamilnadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) in the Kolavai lake which is situated alongside of the NH 45 highway has now turned into a place where people can relax. The monsoon rains flooded the gates of the lake in December 2005 due to which the TTDC boat club operation has been stopped. It also serves as a bridge connecting all nearby districts with the renowned tourist places like Mahabalipuram, Muttukadu, theme parks on East Coast Road (ECR),Thirukazhukundram etc..



Peculiarities

The first and foremost attraction of anyone who passes through Chengalpattu is the Kolavai lake. It is the Second Largest lake in the Kanchipuram District after the Madhuranthagam Lake. Kolavai lake is well known for its perenniality which has no records of going dry in Summers. Its ecstatic location surrounded by mountains fills one's heart with joy. It is very sad that the lake is now being polluted due to the rapid urbanisation of Chengalpattu. The ingress of people to the outskirts of Chennai city due to lack of space can be considered the major cause for this.

 

How To Reach

Located in the Kancheepuram District of the State . Chengalpattu is one of the most important Junction City through which picnic center such as Mahabalipuram and Thirukkalukundram are reached . The town is situated at a distance of 56 km to the south of Chennai and at the intersection 75o22’ Longitude and 18o6’ latitude.

Palar River is flowing from west to east on Southern Town. The river is originating from the catchments area of Vellore District (from Vaniyambadi) Water Supply is being tapped to the Municipality from the Palar River bed.