Chetpet (Chennai)

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Chetpet Lake
Chetpet Lake
Chetpet is located in Chennai
Chetpet is located in Tamil Nadu
Chetpet is located in India
Coordinates: 13°04′27″N 80°14′33″E / 13.07412°N 80.24238°E / 13.07412; 80.24238Coordinates: 13°04′27″N 80°14′33″E / 13.07412°N 80.24238°E / 13.07412; 80.24238
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai
Metro Chennai
 • Body CMDA
 • Official Tamil
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Planning agency CMDA

Chetpet is Located in Chennai district, Tamil Nadu. "Chetpet" is a locality in the Indian city of Chennai It is served by Chetpet railway station in the Beach-Tambaram line of Chennai Suburban Railway. Chetpet has a pond between the Chetpet railway station and the Poonamallee High Road, one of the last surviving natural water bodies in the city. It is the locality in Chennai where the mathematician Ramanujan died. [1]


Along with Egmore and Nungambakkam, Chetpet is considered one of the original villages merged by the British to form Chennai.[2][3][4]


The area is named after Namperumal Chettiar, the building contractor and philanthropist who lived in the mid 19th century.[4]


Until recently, the waters of Chetpet lake supplied groundwater recharge for the surrounding neighbourhoods.[5]

Location – Chetpet[edit]

Chetpet is located at the center of Chennai, not far from Egmore railway station. CMBT is 8 km from Chetpet.

Educational institutions[edit]

  • Auxilium Girls Higher Secondary School
  • Lady Andal Venkata Subba Rao Matriculation School
  • Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School
  • Madras Christian College Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Maharishi Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School
  • Sherwood Hall Senior Secondary School
  • The Madras Seva Sadan Higher Secondary School
  • Union Christian Matriculation Higher Secondary School


Location in context[edit]


  1. ^ "Squaring the circle". The Hindu. 132 (102). 2006-04-23. p. 3. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  2. ^ History of Chennai
  3. ^ Nungambakkam
  4. ^ a b "சென்னையும் சிவப்பு நிற கட்டடங்களும்"[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Lakshmi, K. (2009-04-30). "Hyacinth robbing Chetpet lake of life". The Hindu. 132 (102). p. 3. Retrieved 2009-05-01.