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Thiruvanmiyur MRTS station
Thiruvanmiyur MRTS station

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Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai
Taluk Velachery
Metro Chennai
Zone Adyar
Ward 155
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 600041
Vehicle registration TN-07
Lok Sabha constituency Chennai South
Vidhan Sabha constituency Velachery

Thiruvanmiyur is a locality in the south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The place derives its name from Thiru-Valkmiki-Ur, meaning location of the temple of Valmiki.[1] The area has undergone huge development due to the presence of Tidel Information Technology Park near to it. The Marundeeswarar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is also in the area. Thiruvanmiyur houses the Kalakshetra cultural academy, dedicated to the preservation, teaching and development of Indian culture.

The other temples in this area are the Valmiki temple and the Pamban Swamigal temple.


The area is easily accessible by Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) buses and has a sprawling bus terminus.

Thiruvanmiyur Railway station, opposite to Tidel Park, is on the Mass Rapid Transit System Railway line which connects Velachery and Beach via Chennai Central(Park Station). STPI, also known as Software Technology Parks of India, located near Tidel Park, is another hub for Information Technology companies.

The East Coast Road starting in Thiruvanmiyur leads to Mahabalipuram and Pondicherry.

Facilities and attractions

The main post office is located east of Lattice Bridge (LB) Road, around 100 meters before it meets Old Mahabalipuram Road. The two main theatres in the area are the Jayanthi and the Theyagaraja/Sathyam S2. The West Chennai RTA is also located here on ECR Road. The Jayanthi theatre has now been demolished.

Thiruvanmiyur Beach is a popular attraction and the beach line is 1 km from East Coast Road. The Beach Walkers promenade is very popular with the local residents. Recently, the corporation has announced a scheme for beautification of the beach and invited public opinion on this subject.

Schools: CBSE-Shraddha Children’s Academy, Kottivakkam, State Board-Nellai Nadar Matriculation School, Sri Sankara Vidyashram matriculation higher secondary school

Thiruvanmiyur is an important juncture in the city since it has easy public connectivity(bus and train) to other places. Leading food outlets like KFC, Dominos, Pizza Hut, Ibaco ice creams and Sri Krishna Sweets have set up their outlets here. There are many shopping outlets like Reliance Trends, Khadims, Otto,Indian Terrain, Raymonds, Megamart, Europa etc.

The famous Marudeeswarar temple is located here, so is the Valmiki temple and the Pamban Swamigal temple.

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Thiruvanmiyur MRTS station

Located about 3 km south of Adyar, stretching approximately from Tidel Park/Kalakshetra road to SRP Tools/Srinivasapuram/New Beach Road

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