Pallavaram, Chennai

Posted: 14.07.2018

Pallavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


Pallavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Pallavaram (originally Pallava Puram) is a by residential locality in Chennai and a selection-grade municipality located in the Metropolitan city of Chennai. Pallavaram comes under Chennai district. It was a part of Alandur till August 2015 and after August 2015 a new taluk under the headquarters of Pallavaram was created. Now it is Pallavaram taluk and is located 17 kilometres from Anna Nagar. Pallavaram is known for its cantonment and bustling residential colonies. The neighbourhood is served by Pallavaram railway station of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network.

Pallavaram has a long history and has been inhabited since the Paleolithic Age. The city derives its name from the Pallava settlement of Pallavapuram of which it used to form a part. The cantonment and aerodrome were established during British rule. The British also carried out mining activities on Pallavaram Hill made of charnockite rock which is believed to have healing properties.

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