Guduvancheri

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Guduvanchery
கூடுவாஞ்சேரி
Guduvanchery is located in Tamil Nadu
Guduvanchery
Guduvanchery
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°50′42″N 80°03′25″E / 12.84506°N 80.05707°E / 12.84506; 80.05707Coordinates: 12°50′42″N 80°03′25″E / 12.84506°N 80.05707°E / 12.84506; 80.05707
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanchipuram
Kanchipuram Chengalpattu
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN Kanchipuram-603202

Guduvancheri, sometimes spelled Kooduvancheri, is a Panchayat town in Kanchipuram district. It is part of the Chengalpattu taluk of the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. Guduvancheri is small Town in Kanchipuram region 35 kilometres (22 mi) from Egmore Chennai, Just 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from Gateway of Chennai Vandalur and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Chennai Tambaram and 15km from Chengalpattu on the GST Road. It is served by the Guduvancheri railway station of the Chennai Suburban Railway.

Geography[edit]

Guduvancheri is town in Kanchipuram Region located Outside Chennai on National Highway 45, which connects Gateway of Chennai Vandalur and southern Tamil Nadu. It is a hub for towns such as Adhanur, Madambakkam Village, Neelamangalam, Pallancheru (or Korukkanthangal), Kavanur, TTC Nagar, Kayarambedu, Perumattunallur, Kannivakkam, Pandur, Karanaipudhucheri, Potheri, Nellikuppam, Thailavaram, Thiruporur and Vellancheri.

East of Guduvancheri are Govindharajapuram, Vishnupriya Nagar, Perumattunallur, Kamashwarinagar, Kayarambedu and Nellikuppam. The highway ends at the Old Mahabalipuram Road at Thiruporur, connecting the GST, the OMR and the coast.

West of Guduvancheri are Adhanur, TTC Nagar, Madambakkam, Kutthanur, Neelamangalam, Pallancheri (or Korukkanthangal) and Orathur. The highway connects Padappai and Sriperumbudur.

Facilities[edit]

Guduvancheri has railway and bus stations, a government primary-health centre, a telephone exchange, electricity and post offices, a police station and higher secondary schools. It is near SRM University and its group of institutions: Valliammai Engineering College, SRM School of Management, SRM Medical College, SRM Hospital, Valliammai Polytechnic, SRM Polytechnic, SRM Institute of Hotel Management, SRM Arts and Science and SRM Pharmacy in Potheri, 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Guduvancheri.

IT companies in and around Guduvancheri include Accenture, Ford, Mahindra World City and SEZ. Nearby schools are Vidya Mandir at Estancia, Loyola Academy, Mahindra World School and Shree Sankalpa School.

Neighborhoods[edit]

Madambakkam[edit]

Madambakkam is on Guduvancheri's west side. Sri Lakshmi Narayana temple is an historic Pallava temple. The area has many fragrant neem trees. Madambakkam has bus service to T. Nagar and Tambaram in Chennai. Mini-bus and share-auto service is available to the Guduvancheri rail station.

Neelamangalam[edit]

Neelamangalam is in wesern Guduvancheri. Bharathi Nagar is a residential area in Neelamangalam, adjacent to Varadharaja Puram, Vedhachalam Nagar and the Ashok Leyland subdivision (the largest residential area in Guduvancheri, with about 2,000 lots).

Krishnapuram[edit]

Krishnapuram, a 50-year-old residential area, is along the Nandhiavaram Main Road and the Thiruporur Main Road and near the government health-care centre.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 census, Guduvancheri's population was 26,575;[1] most speak Tamil, but Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi are also spoken. The town hosts students at SRM institutions, migrant workers from North India and others who work for nearby IT and automobile companies.

Transportation[edit]

Guduvancheri is connected to Chennai, Chengalpattu and southern cities by road and rail. It was the last stop for the southern area of the Chennai Metro Bus Service until mid-2007, when service was extended to Maraimalainagar. In 2008, MTC bus service was extended to Chengalpattu. Guduvancheri has a bus stand and two bus stops: near the EB office and in Srinivasapuram. Local suburban trains stop in Guduvancheri.

Education[edit]

The following schools are in and around Guduvancheri:

  • Lokmanya Jaiprakash Narayan Vidyalaya - CBSE (supported by Maharishi Vidya Mandir)
  • Sri Ma Vidyalaya - CBSE, Perumattunallur, Darghas
  • Velammal Vidhyashram - CBSE, Perumattunallur Junction, Moolakazhani
  • Shree Sankalpa School CBSE
  • Jai Santhoshi Vidyalaya Nursery and Primary School
  • Chutti Fine Arts[2]
  • Vidya Mandir CBSE school (Estancia, Vallancheri)
  • Chocolate Kids Innovative School[3]
  • Shaki Chemistry tuition centre
  • Octaves School of Music
  • Star Tech Computer Education
  • SRM University (Potheri)
  • Government Boys' Higher Secondary School
  • Government Girls' Higher Secondary School
  • Bharathiar Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • St. John's Matriculation School
  • Holy Sai International School
  • Neelan Matriculation School
  • St. Mary's Matriculation School
  • CSC Computer Education Center, Apollo Computer Education Center
  • R.T.I College of Commerce
  • Annai Logambal Education Centre
  • TNCD
  • CADD Centre Training Services
  • BSS Computer Education Center
  • CSC Computer Education Center
  • Appolo Computer Education Center
  • Elementary Schools
  • Kannan School of Music
  • SRM International Public School.

Play schools:

  • Chocolate Kids Play School
  • Chutti Play and Day Care[4]

Places of worship[edit]

Guduvancheri has more than 20 temples. The Sri Nandeeswarar temple is half a kilometer from the Guduvancheri bus terminus. The Padalathri Temple at Singaperumal Koil and the Yoga Hayagrivar Temple in Chettipunniyam village, dedicated to Vishnu are local places of worship. Other temples in and around Guduvancheri include the Sri Devi Thiruveethi Amman temple, the Sri Lakshmi Narayana temple, the Mamarathu (mango tree) Pillayar Temple, the Sri Neethe Vinayagar Temple, the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, the Muthumariamman Temple, the Vaelli Amman temple, the Puthupalayathu Amman temple and the Kamala Vinayagar Temple. The Devasayal Church[5] was founded in 1992 by C. Stanley Balan. Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, St. Andrew's Church (Church of South India) and several mosques are in the town. Vethathiri Maharishi, who founded the World Community Service Centre (WCSC, a movement for world peace), was born in Nandhivaram in 1911.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directorate of Census Operations - Tamil Nadu". Archived from the original on February 17, 2011. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to Chutti Play School". Chuttiplayschool.com. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Welcome to Innovative School". chocolatekidsinnovativeschool.com. Retrieved 2017-01-01. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to Chutti Play School". Chuttiplayschool.com. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  5. ^ http://www.devasayalministries.org

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