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Tharamani is located in Chennai
Tharamani is located in Tamil Nadu
Tharamani is located in India
Coordinates: 12°58′43″N 80°14′27″E / 12.9786°N 80.2409°E / 12.9786; 80.2409Coordinates: 12°58′43″N 80°14′27″E / 12.9786°N 80.2409°E / 12.9786; 80.2409
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictChennai District
 • BodyChennai Corporation
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTN-07
Planning agencyCMDA
Civic agencyChennai Corporation

Tharamani is an area in the south Indian city of Chennai. It is known for the presence of the city's first IT parks and numerous government educational and research institutions. It is located adjacent to the posh residential area of Adyar and Besant Nagar in South Chennai. It is an Estate with Express IT Companies, making it a massive located neighbourhood in the IT Expressway.[1]


The temple of Madhya Kailash, at the junction of the Old Mahabalipuram Road and Sardar Patel Road, marks the beginning of Tharamani. Tharamani adjoins Adyar, Besant Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, Velachery and Perungudi. The arterial road, often described as an IT corridor, is Rajiv Gandhi Salai, formerly known as Old Mahabalipuram Road. Another important road in the area is the Tharamani Link Road which connects Tharamani with Velachery. It runs from SRP Tools Junction on Rajiv Gandhi Salai to Vijayanagar bus terminus in Velachery, where it merges with Velachery Main Road, which goes from Little Mount Junction in Saidapet to Tambaram via Medavakkam. This is being widened into a six-lane road because of the enormous increase in traffic.[2]

Educational and research institutions[edit]

Tharamani is home to several research labs and institutions such as:

Japanese School Educational Trust of Chennai (チェンナイ補習授業校 Chennai Hoshū Jugyō Kō), a weekend Japanese school, is at American International School Chennai.[3] It moved to AIS Chennai in 2003.[4]


MRTS station at Taramani

There is a bus terminus in Tharamani. There are also two MRTS in the area, Thiruvanmiyur and Taramani.

Film City[edit]

The MGR Film City was constructed in Tharamani in 1996. The Film City was a major project of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha during her first term in office. Recently, there have been news reports that it is being converted into a "Knowledge Park".[5]


There are several temple, mosque and churches in the area.


  1. ^ "Being investor-friendly, Tamil Nadu has opened fresh avenues, says CM Palaniswami". The Indian Express. 30 January 2020. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Decks cleared for six-laning of Taramani Link Road". The Hindu. 23 July 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  3. ^ "アジアの補習授業校一覧(平成25年4月15日現在)" (). Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Retrieved on 13 February 2015. "チェンナイ Japanese School Educational Trust of Chennai Inside American International School Chennai, 100 Feet Road, Taramani, Chennai, 600113, INDIA"
  4. ^ "HANDBOOK(学校案内英字版)." Japanese School Educational Trust of Chennai. Retrieved on 13 February 2015.
  5. ^ The Hindu: Knowledge park coming up at MGR Film City Archived 6 April 2005 at the Wayback Machine