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Chengalpattu District

Chengalpattu District

About Chengalpattu District and Its History

  • On 29.11.2019 the erstwhile integrated Kanchipuram district was bifurcated and the new Chengalpattu district was formed.
  • The region was ruled by the Pallavas from 600 AD to 900 AD. During the reign of the Pallavas, the region reached a great stage in terms of art culture and economy.
  • Following the Pallava rule. From 900 AD to 1300 AD, the Chengalpattu area was seen as a part of the Later Cholas. Another very important historical phase of the Chengalpattu region was the period from 1336 AD to 1675 AD, the reign of Vijayanagara kings.
  • The fort was captured by the French in 1751. But in 1752, the English Governor Robert Clive recaptured the fort.
  • Chengalpattu was the headquarters of the unified Kanchipuram district in the post-independence period until 1969.
  • The major occupation of Chengalpattu district people is Agriculture. Paddy is the main crop grown throughout the district.
  • Madhuranthakam, Seiyur, and Thirukkalukunram circles in this district are the leading paddy-producing areas in the district. Sugarcane is cultivated in some parts of the district.
  • Cash crops like groundnut, chickpeas, black-eyed pea, and sesame are grown in areas under Seyyur and Madhurandakam taluk. Vegetables like brinjal and okras are grown in Tirupporur, Thirukkalagukkunram and Madhurandhakam taluk.
  • Watermelon is grown as an important cash crop in Kodur, Seiyur, and surrounding areas. Karunkuzhi area under Madhurandakam is known for betel nut cultivation.
  • Sirucheri SIPCOT Industrial Park, one of the largest industrial parks in Asia, is located in Thiruporur in this district.
  • The SIDCO Industrial Estate in Chiramalai and its surrounding industries are the hub of four-wheelers and related product manufacturing. It is not an exaggeration to call it the Detroit of Chengalpattu district as leading car manufacturing companies like Ford Motors, Hyundai, and Rane are operating in this area.
  • Infosys, BMW, TDK Group, Capgemini, Renault Nissan, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, and TVS are the Leading industrial companies operating in this district.
  • Madras Atomic Power Station is a Central Government Institution related to nuclear research, located at Kalpakkam town in Thirukkalukkunram circle of the district.
  • The main rivers of the district are Palar, Kiliyar and Neenjal Maduvu. The main lakes are Maduranthakam, Chengalpattu Kolavai Lake, Pon Vilaintha Kalathur and Pallavan Kulam Lake.

Chengalpattu District Complete Details

Chengalpattu District Information
Total Area 2,945 sq.kms
Total Population 2,55,6244
Male Population 1,72,5846
Female Population 1,70,5471
Population Density 1223/km2
Average Annual Rainfall 995 mm
Climate Condition 33.78*c Maximum and 25.58*c Minimum
STD Landline Code 04114
Pin Codes 603***
Nearest Airport Chennai International Airport (37 km from Chengalpattu)
Bus Stand New Bus Terminal, Hanumanthai, Chengalpattu
Railway Station Chengalpattu Junction, J C K Nagar, Chengalpattu
Chengalpattu District Court Contact Number 044 29541882
Collector Office Phone Number, Email id 044 27427412, collr-cpt@nic.in
District Health Officer Dial Number, Email id 044 29540261, dphsad@tn.nic.in
District Education Office Telephone Number 044 27426646 / 6382582653 / 7373002671
District Employment Office Number 044 27426020
Revenue Officer Phone Number, Email id 044 27427413, dro.cpt@tn.gov.in
Registrar Office Phone Number, Email id 044 27423692, drochengelpet@tnreginet.net
District Taluk List 8 Taluks (Chengalpattu, Cheyyur, Madurantakam, Tambaram,
Thiruporur, Tirukalukundram, Vandalur, Pallavaram)
Head Post Office Phone Number 044 2829 2001
Chengalpattu Emergency Helpline Numbers Click Here Chengalpattu Emergency Numbers

Chengalpattu Famous Tourist Attractions & Places of Interest

Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram)
Mahabalipuram, the capital of the Pallava Empire, Mamallapuram is a world-famous tourist destination. Arguably a place that has captivated the world with chisels, the temples, and sculptures here are awe-inspiring. Most of the places go inside the sea, but there are a few that are left to attract the heart. Places to visit in Mamallapuram are as follows,

  • Panchapandava chariots (Panjapaandhava Radhangal)
  • Beach Temple (Kadarkarai Kovil)
  • Arjuna rock sculpture (Arjunar Paarai Sirpam)
  • Krishna's Butter Ball
  • Gudavari temples (Kudavarai Kovilgal)
  • Tiger's Cave
  • Open air sculpture gallery (Thirandha veli sirpakoodam)
  • College of Sculpture
Read More about Mahabalipuram

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
About 50 kilometers from Kanchipuram, Vedantangal is one of the largest water bird sanctuaries in India. Many birds from different parts of the world come here. Bird's approach starts at the beginning of October. Special arrangements have been made at Vedantangal for bird watching.

Arignar Anna Zoological Park (Vandalur Zoo)
Arignar Anna Zoological Park is a state-of-the-art zoo located in Vandalur, about 24 kilometers from Chennai, in a vast natural forest area. A noteworthy feature of the park is the Lion Safari, which houses a variety of wildlife. The electric vehicle is also available here for convenient sightseeing around the park. Tuesday is a holiday.

Swayambhu Arulmigu Adhiparasakthi Siddhar Peedam Melmaruvathur
Adiparashakti Temple located on Tindivanam Road, Chennai, is built and maintained by Arulthiru Bangaru Adigalar. Devotees visit not only from Tamil Nadu but also from neighboring states. The special feature of this temple is the daily festival.

Singaperumal Koil
Thirumal Narasimha appears in avatar form at Singha Perumal Temple, a Vaishnava temple situated on a small hill. It is noteworthy that the Main god here is displayed at 6 feet in height. You can reach Singaperumal temple in 45 minutes from Tambaram.

Thirumalai Vaiyavoor
This Vaishnava temple, popularly known as South Tirupati, is located near Vedanthangal. People who are unable to go to Tirupati comes here to visit Lord Venkatesh.

Thiruporur Kandaswamy temple
One of the most ancient Murugan temples is located in Tirupporur. The very beautiful temple and pond are worth mentioning here. The temple is about 26 kilometers from Chengalpattu.

Kovalam Beach
Kovalam Beach has many features that attract tourists, located on the way from Chennai to Mahabalipuram. There are high quality sea huts for travelers to stay and eat.

Thirukkalukunram is located near Chengalpattu. The famous Arulmigu Vedagiriswarar Temple is the highlight of this town. It is a pride of being maintained by Muvendars. This place has different names like Vedagiri, Nandipuri, and Brahmapuri.

It is on the way from Chennai to Mamallapuram. Nityakalyana Perumal temple is famous in this town. You can go to this Perumal temple and visit Perumal to get rid of the marriage problems.

Eri Katha Ramar Temple
Eri Katha Ramar Temple is located in Maduranthakam, between Chengalpattu and Dindivanam, a kilometer away from Chennai. This temple is located near the famous Maduranthakam lake.

Located at a distance of 19 km from Chennai, this vainava temple is famous for its antiquity and beauty. It is worth noting that Vishnu, molavar of this temple, is depicted with great splendor.

Other Tourist Places and Destinations in Chengalpattu District

  • Tamilnadu Tourism Raindrop boat house Mudaliarkuppam
  • Alamparai Fort Alamparai Kuppam
  • Sri Sakthi Vinayagar Temple Chengalpattu
  • Sri Kothanda Ramaswamy Temple Maduranthakam
  • Ekambareswarar Temple
  • Arulmigu Maruntheeswarar Temple
  • Hanumanthapuram Veerabhadra Temple
  • Gnanapureeswarar Temple Tiruvadisoolam
  • Arulmigu Munkudumeeswarar Temple Kalathur
  • Venkateswara Temple Sothupakkam
  • Sri Aatcheeswarar Temple Acharapakkam

Mamallapuram (60 kms from Chennai)

  • Arjuna's Penance
  • Five Rathas
  • Cave Temples
  • Mahisasuramardhini Cave
  • Krishna Mandapam
  • The Shore Temple
  • Krishna's butter ball
  • Open Air Museum
  • Varaha Cave
  • Tiger Cave
  • Mudaliarkuppam – Boating

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