Kelambakkam is a fast growing suburb of Chennai located along the Old Road, also known as the IT corridor. It is situated at a distance of 3 kilometres from Asia’s largest IT Park, SIPCOT IT Park, also located along the OMR. IT giants like Cognizant, Wipro, Infosys and TCS have also set up their offices in Kelambakkam.
Sathankuppam is one of the most famous residential areas in Kelambakkam while Rajeshwari Nagar, Jyothy Nagar, Balaji Nagar, Ajith Nagar, Susheela Nagar and Lakshmi Avenue are some of the popular sub localities. Thiruvidanthai Nithya a Perumal temple, the old church of St. Mary, Kovalam beach and Murugan temple are major tourist attractions in the area.
Kelambakkam is the junction where the East Coast Road (ECR) and Grand South Trunk Road (GST) intersect OMR. Airport is located at a distance of about 30 kilometres from Kelambakkam and is adjacent to the suburbs of Velachery, Selaiyur, Madipakkam, Sholinganallur and Thiruporur. The city government has sanctioned the second phase of the widening of OMR into six lanes from Kelambakkam to Mahabalipuram. The 18-kilometre long -Kelambakkam road connects OMR and GST and other places in and around Chennai. This stretch is about 24 kilometres from the airport, 46 kilometres from Central and 44 kilometres from Station.
Kelambakkam easily accessible through the State Highway 121 and Kelambakkam-Kovalam Road and frequent buses ply from Kelambakkam to Saidapet, Central, Broadway and T. Nagar Bus Stations. Railway Station is about 36 kilometres from Kelambakkam.
A 4.67 kilometre by-pass has also been planned here, starting from Padur to Thaiyur-B village, by-passing Kelambakkam. To reduce travel time from Madhya Kailash to Kelambakkam, Government has proposed an elevated expressway that extends from Madhya Kailash to Mahabalipuram. An upcoming railway line from Chennai to Pondicherry will also have a station at Kelambakkam.
Schools and Hospitals
Educational institutions in Kelambakkam include Ragas Dental College, Hindustan College of Engineering, St. Marys Matriculation School, Hindustan College of Engineering and Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering. Chettinad Health City, which houses a hospital and nursing college called Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute (CHRI) is also located in Kelambakkam. KVR Shoppe in the area offers attractive shopping options to residents and Garden and Muniyandi Vilas are the most popular restaurants in the area.
Real Estate in Kelambakkam
Due to close proximity to the Rajiv Gandhi IT Corridor, Kelambakkam has become a popular residential destination. To cater the needs of homebuyers, property in Kelambakkam offers wide variety of dwelling options starting from high-rise apartments to residential plots. Well-known developers that have developed projects here are Phoenix, Puravankara, Vishwakarma and Akshaya. There are 40 projects that are under construction and 12 are due to get possession in 2014. Average price of apartment in Kelambakkam is Rs 3,695 per sq. ft. with unit size ranging from 416 sq. ft. to 6,000 sq. ft. Pacifica Aurum, Akshaya Today, Shantiniketan Altair and Srikaram Shubhadhi are some of the residential properties in Kelambakkam.
Property rates in Kelambakkam have risen by upto 18.6% in last 6 months.
Some of the recently launched projects in Kelambakkam, that you might be interested in, are Blossom, Azure, Golden Star City.