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Vadapalani Andavar Temple
Vadapalani Andavar Temple
Vadapalani is located in Chennai
Vadapalani is located in Tamil Nadu
Vadapalani is located in India
Coordinates: 13°02′59″N 80°12′45″E / 13.049713°N 80.212555°E / 13.049713; 80.212555Coordinates: 13°02′59″N 80°12′45″E / 13.049713°N 80.212555°E / 13.049713; 80.212555
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai
Metro Chennai
Zone Kodambakkam
Ward 121/131
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 600026
Vehicle registration TN-10
Lok Sabha constituency Chennai South
State Legislative Assembly T.Nagar

Vadapalani is a neighbourhood in the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India. It is known for its film studios and the Vadapalani Andavar Temple, which is an important pilgrimage centre. Situated in the western part of Chennai, Vadapalani is an important bus terminus on Arcot Road.

Vadapalani is one of the busiest areas in Chennai. Vadapalani is situated at the heart of Chennai, so the area is highly populated.

This is vadapalani residential area.


The Forum Vijaya Mall is the biggest mall in 6 km radius with its centre at Vadapalani. It is located on Arcot Road opposite the Kamala Cinemas with other access from The Green park Hotel and the vadapalani metro. This mall is developed by Prestige Group in partnership with Vijaya Productions Pvt. Ltd. This mall comprises a total of 14,72,000 sq.ft of floor space including 6 levels of retail space and 13 levels of parking space. The mall caters to over 100s of stores for fashion, food, beauty, grocery and entertainment needs.

The Forum Vijaya Mall

Film industry[edit]

The Vijaya-Vauhini Studios, Vikram Studios are in Vadapalani, whereas the Prasad Colour Lab and Prasad Studios, Efx Studios,and AVM Studio are in Saligramam. There are many actors and actresses living in Vadapalani. Not so famous film personalities working as stunt artistes, dancers, supporting actos and television artistes can be spotted regularly in Vadapalani.

Vadapalani Junction, Chennai


Saraswati Vidyalaya, one of the oldest school established in 1964, JRK, JRM, Karthikeyan Matriculation, Vadapalani Senior Secondary School are some of the important schools in this area. Ramalinga Mission Middle School which is established in 1952, is situated in Gangappa Street is the oldest school in this area.

Many children from Vadapalani do their schooling in Ashok Nagar, Chennai#Educational institutions like Velankanni matric hr sec School,Kendri vidyalaya Avichi Higher Secondary School located in Virugambakkam on Arcot Road, General Carippa Higher Secondary School in Saligramam, Child Fruit Matriculation School and Ramalinga Mission Middle School (Tamil Medium School) which was established in 1952 at Gangappa Street in Saligramam.

Colleges and universities[edit]

SRM has established one of its Campus at Vadapalani in 2009 . SRM University - Vadapalani Offers Faculty of engineering & technology, Faculty of Science & Humanities & Management. SRM Technologies(IT Firm) also there in SRM University campus.


SRM Institute of Medical Science(SIMS)l, Vijaya Hospital, Vijaya Health Centre, Sooriya Hospital, Rajiv Scans, Akash Institute of fertility & Research, Vasan Eyecare,Best Hospital, Vadapalani Multi-Speciality Hospital and P&G Nursing Home are prominent medical centres located in Vadapalani. Fortis Malar is also coming up in the locality.

Precision diagnostics (A medall company) has a branch in Vadapalani. It is located just adjacent to Vadapalani signal and specializes in state-of-art CT / MR technology with advanced diagnostics.


In Vadapalani Kamala Cinemas and AVM Rajeshwari are well famous theaters in this area. In forum Mall, the Palazzo Theater, which is managed by SPI cinemas is one of the finest experiences in the city. SSR Pangajam and INOX National(Fame National) are situated Saligramam and Virugambakkam which is nearby this area.

Neighbourhood newspapers[edit]

  • Arcot Road Talk[1]
  • Vadapalani Talk[2]

Reaching Vadapalani[edit]

  • By Rail

Mambalam Rail Way Station, Kodambakam Rail Way Station are the very nearby railway station to Vadapalani. How ever Chennai Central Rail Way Station is major railway station 13 km near to Vadapalani.Chennai metro rail also passes through Vadapalani.

  • Local Bus

Vadapalani Jn. Bus Station, Vadapalani P.S Bus Station, Jn.Of P.T.R Rd/Kamaraj Rd Bus Station, Vadapalani B.S Bus Station, Jn Of Iii And 1st Ave Bus Station are the nearby by Local Bus Stops to Vadapalani . runs Number of busses from Vadapalani to different Places.

  • By Metro train

From Airport to Koyambedu - metro train ply through Vadapalani. From St.Thomas Mount to Koyambedu - metro train ply through Vadapalani. From Koyambedu to St.Thomas mount / Airport - metro train ply through Vadapalani.

Location in context[edit]