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Thiru Vanmigi Oor
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Chennai Central|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Velachery|
Thiruvanmiyur is a locality in the south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The place derives its name from Thiru-Valkmiki-Ur, meaning location of the temple of Valmiki.The area has undergone huge development due to the presence of Tidel Information Technology Park near to it. The Marundeeswarar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is also in the area. Thiruvanmiyur houses the Kalakshetra cultural academy, dedicated to the preservation, teaching and development of Indian culture.
The other temples in this area are the Valmiki temple and the Pamban Swamigal temple.
The area is easily accessible by Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) buses and has a sprawling bus terminus.
Thiruvanmiyur Railway station, opposite to Tidel Park, is on the Mass Rapid Transit System Railway line which connects Velachery and Beach via Chennai Central(Park Station). STPI, also known as Software Technology Parks of India, located near Tidel Park, is another hub for Information Technology companies.
Facilities and attractions
The main post office is located east of Lattice Bridge (LB) Road, around 100 meters before it meets Old Mahabalipuram Road. The two main theatres in the area are the Jayanthi and the Theyagaraja/Sathyam S2. Thiruvanmiyur Beach is a popular attraction and the beach line is 1 km from East Coast Road.
Off late, Thiruvanmiyur has developed into an important juncture in the city since it has easy public connectivity(bus and train) to other places. Leading food outlets like KFC, Dominos, Pizza Hut, Ibaco ice creams, Sri Krishna Bhavan(famous for bajjis) have set up their joints here.
Location in Context
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