Sunset at Kelambakkam on Chennai-Old Mahabalipuram road
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One of the most important health centers in the region is Chettinad Health City. It houses a hospital and a nursing college called Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute (CHRI) under Chettinad University. Chettinad University attracts students not only from India but also other parts of Asia. Another prominent health care centre on the Vandalur Road is Praveena Hospital which provides outpatient services to people from areas nearby.
Famous Saibaba Temple is very nearby. The great inventor Mr.Gowtham resides in this peaceful town. Many of his disciples frequently visit his home . They have also built a small statue in memory of him. Sri Siva Shankar Baba's Ashram called Sree Ramarajya is situated off the Vandalur Road in Kelambakkam. A residential area in Kelambakkam is Sathankuppam. Many nagars have been developed here, like Jothy Nagar, Jothy Nagar Welfare Land,ANNA NAGAR, Kanaga Parameshwaran Nagar, Balaji Nagar, Ajith nagar, Mogambigai Nagar, Susheela Nagar, Ganapathi nagar, Lakshmi Avenue, Krishna nagar, VIP Nagar, Sri Sai Vighar and Sri nagar, Srinivasa Nagar, Rajeshwari Nagar. Kelambakkam has a fish market.
The population in this area is around 20000.
The Kelambakkam quarry is a trail for off-road enthusiasts from Chennai.
The area is one of the 163 notified areas (megalithic sites) in the state of Tamil Nadu.
There is a government higher secondary school, besides several private schools. The SIPCOT IT Park in Siruseri also houses the Chennai Mathematical Institute, a national center of excellence in the mathematical and physical sciences. Kelambakkam has a high floating population consisting of students of [[Vellore Institute Of Technology[VIT-Chennai Campus]]], Hindustan College of Engineering, Anand Institute of Higher Technology, Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, SSN School of Management and computer application, Shree Motilal Kanhaiyalal Fomra Institute of Technology(SMK FIT) Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology(AVIT) and other colleges.GATE WAY CBSC school.
Kelambakkam is an important junction connecting the ECR (East Coast Road) and the GST (Grand Southern Trunk) Road; from Kovalam to Vandaloor Zoo. It also connects Mamallapuram and Adyar. From Kelambakkam, locations connected include (Thiruporur, Mamallapuram, Adyar, Vandalur Zoo, Tambaram, ,George Town, and Tidel Park). Kelambakkam has been a popular market for adjoining villages like Velichai and Pudupakkam. Today, Kelambakkam is better known than neighbouring thiruppor.
Kelambakkam has a bus terminus.
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