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Nickname(s): pallavanthangal
Palavanthangal is located in Chennai
Palavanthangal is located in Tamil Nadu
Palavanthangal is located in India
Coordinates: 12°59′22″N 80°11′11″E / 12.989537°N 80.186291°E / 12.989537; 80.186291Coordinates: 12°59′22″N 80°11′11″E / 12.989537°N 80.186291°E / 12.989537; 80.186291
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai
Metro Chennai
 • Body Alandur municipality
 • Official Tamil
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 600114
Vehicle registration TN-22
Planning agency CMDA
Civic agency Alandur municipality

Pazhavanthangal (also called Palavanthangal) is a southern neighbourhood of Chennai, India. It is served by the Pazhavanthangal railway station in the Beach-Tambaram suburban railway route in Chennai. It is one of the neighborhoods that is very close to the Chennai International Airport.

Named after the small settlement with the same name adjoining the station, the Railway station also caters to the bigger region of Nanganallur. This station came into being in the 1970s and lies between St.Thomas Mount and Meenambakkam railway stations. This serves as the railway node to the famous Vembuli Amman koil, rajarajeshwari koil and 32 feet Anjaneyar temple and the adjoining temples of Nanganallur. Close to it, is the Palavanthangal subway which serves as the main road entry to Nanganallur from the GST Road.

Palavanthangal was anglicised from its original name Pallavan Thaangal. The area and its neighborhoods were ruled by Pallava rulers; there was a water tank which was dug by one of the Pallava rulers during his regime. The place around the water tank was called as Thaangal in Tamil. As it was built by a Pallava king, the place was known as Pallavanthaangal and presently Pazhavanthangal. The area is one of many settlements of Kamma Naidu during the reign king krishnadevarayar.

Air India colony a Quarters for the employees of Air India, Kendriya Vidyalaya School,Trident Hotel (5 star) all these are located near pazhavanthangal Station.