Purasaiwakkam is a residential and commercial neighborhood located in the central suburb of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The locality houses one of the oldest and most famous temples of Chennai, the Gangatheeswarar Temple.
TNHB Colony, Ethiraj Gardens, Periamet, Choolai, Otteri, Egmore and Pattalam are some of the famous localities of Purasaiwakkam. Other major areas surrounding the region are Nungambakkam, Anna Nagar, Ayanavaram, Choolaimedu, Aminjikarai, Egmore, Perambur and Gopalapuram.
Purasaiwakkam is located close to some important roads including the New Road, High Road, Kothur High Road and VOC Road. The locality offers smooth connectivity with other parts of the city via road and rail. It is served by the MTC Buses with the nearest stops being Tank, Otteri, Mekala Theatre and ESI. The Suburban Trains also serve the locality and the nearest station is Egmore (2.2 km).
The Central Railway Station is 3.2 kilometers from Purasaiwakkam and can be reached within 10 minutes via the Thiru Narayana Guru Road. The International Airport (19.6 kms) is a 30-minute drive via the Trichy- Highway.
T.E.L.C. Primary School, CSI Ewart Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Euro Kids, Corporation School, Doveton Corrie School and n Vidyashram School, Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training, Government Polytechnic College, Government College of Fine Arts, Madras Veterinary College and Loyola College are popular educational institutes in Purasaiwakkam.
Hospitals and Banks
Some well-known hospitals in the area are Bethsaida Eye Clinic, Aysha Hospital, Noble Hospital, Lakshmi Hospital, A K N Nursing Home, Tosh Hospitals, Dr. U Mohan Rau Memorial Hospital, Apollo Hospital and Corporation Hospital.
Tamil Nadu State Co-Operative Bank Limited, Lakshmi Vilas Bank, Corporation Bank, Canara Bank, Overseas Bank, UCO Bank and State Bank of India have their branches in Purasaiwakkam.
Shopping Malls and Recreation
Abirami Mega Mall, one of the most famous shopping malls of Chennai, is located in Purasaiwakkam. Other shopping attractions are Gold Moon Fancy Store, Shopping Singapore and Kathir’s Shopping World.
Corporation Community Hall and Youngster Roller Skates are some of the recreation centers in Purasaiwakkam.
Real Estate in Purasaiwakkam
Purasaiwakkam has witnessed rapid development in the field of infrastructure and transportation and is gradually transforming into a highly sought-after residential destination in Chennai. The location has attracted many prestigious developers like Nu Tech Associates, Arihant Housing, Jain Housing, s, Housing and Priya Constructions. These builders are offering apartments and villas with unit sizes ranging between 920 sq. ft. and 3538 sq. ft. Tatvam by Builders, Sree Nivas by Nu Tech Associates, Fernvilla by Arihant Housing and Towers by s are some of the notable projects in the locality. The average property price in Purasaiwakkam is Rs. 12383 per sq. ft. with the maximum and minimum property price being Rs. 14000 per sq. ft. and Rs. 10333 per sq. ft., respectively.