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Adambakkam (Tamil: ஆதம்பாக்கம்) is a suburb of Chennai, a city situated on the east coast of the southern India. It is a thickly populated suburb flanking the railway line, close to the St. Thomas Mount Railway Station, Chennai. Adambakkam is surrounded by suburbs such as Alandur, Palavanthangal, Nanganallur, Vanumpet, Puzhuthivakkam, Velachery and Guindy. The residents mostly belong to the middle and upper middle classes. Unlike many other suburbs in Chennai, this place has more individual houses rather than apartments and so it makes an ideal residential place. In the past few years there had been acute water problems which was historically very rare to this locality. Mainly because this area had been a lake area and so it was never short of ground water and yearly rainfall was catering to the water needs to the residents. This is one of the localities in Chennai which has come up without much planning contribution from Municipality for a long time. Lately this place has been blessed with underground drainage and relayed roads.One part of adambakkam comes under corporation while other under alandur municipality.It is one of the best residential area to live in.It is recently surveyed that most of the residents here have own cars.Adambakkam is ideally suited for middle classes and upper middle classes.It has all the transport facility, airport is near by adambakkam. It has two railway stations nearby and many bus services makes the suburb a great place to live in.




Adambakkam (also referred to as AdamCity) is located at 1259′N 8012′E / 12.99N 80.20E / 12.99; 80.20. It has an average elevation of 7 metres (26 feet).


Culture & Landmarks


Adambakkam has a population with diverse cultures where eminent Hindus, Muslims and Christians co-exist. Prominent Hindu temples are the famous Palandi Amman temple near Railway Station, Devi Nagamuthu Mariamman temple in EB Colony, Lord Subramanya temple in Brindavan Nagar, Bhuvaneshwari Amman temple in Andal Nagar and Nandeeswarar temple near St. Thomas Mount railway station. Besides, Chennai's only Viswaroopa Sarvamangala Shaneeswara Bhagawan sannidhi is located inside Devi Nagamuthu Mariamma temple. Prominent Mosque is the one in 'Masudhi theru' behind Adambakkam police station. Prominent church is St. Mark's Church in Brindavan Nagar. Another church is 'Christ The King', C.S.I Church. In the year 2007 the Sarva Sithi Vinayagar Temple celebrated the Kumbabishekam of Lord Murgan temple added to that Lord Bramha, Goddesses Durga, Lord Vishnu, Lord Dhakshina Murthy and also the 9 Navagrahas.

More Temples:

  • Pazhandi Amman Koil (Near St.Thomas Railway Station)

  • The Sundara Vinayagar temple in N.G.O. colony.

  • Sri Varasidhi Vinayagar Koil (opposite to Adambakkam Police Station).

  • Sri Karpaga Vinayagar Temple and Sri Rukmani Pandruranga Temple in Shanthi Nagar.

  • Ayyappan temple in E. B. Colony.

  • Putrru (Snake) temple (புற்றுக்கொயில்) along the Velachery lake in E. B. Colony.

  • Sri Sarva Sithi Vinayagar Temple at Ramakrishnapuram.

  • Sri Sakthi Vinayagar Kovil, Nilamangai Nagar

  • Sri Devi Karumari temple, Balaji Nagar Main Road

  • Sri Sathyanarayan Temple, Mahalakshmi Nagar

  • Vada Thiruvarangam (Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple),Mohanapuri

  • Arulmigu sri muthu maariamman koil (Kakkan nagar 2nd street)

  • Papathi karumariyamman temple(Dr.ambedkar nagar)(Kuyil kuppam)

  • Sri Bhuvaneshwari Amman Koil (Andal nagar)

  • Thirukoodam (Saraswathi Nagar)

  • Masthan gori masjid

  • Maduvangarai masjid

  • Kakkan nagar masjid

  • Kakkan nagar c.s.i church

Shopping Centers
  • Mahaveer Gold House, Situated in Bustling Karuneegar Street,it is one of the oldest and most trusted Jewellery Showroom dealing in Diamonds, 916 KDM Gold Jewellery and Silver items
  • Mahaveer Collection, One the leading fashion Apparel Retailer on Karuneegar Street.
  • Indian Bank, Adambakkam Branch, Opp to Prime Care Nursing Home, Sakthi Nagar* State Bank of India,Brindavan Nagar
  • State Bank of India, Behind Mahalakshmi Apartments, City link road, Near NGO colony, Adambakkam
  • Indian Overseas Bank, Adambakkam, Maduvankarai (next to Mahalakshmi apartments) and Brindavan nagar branches
  • MCC Bank, Brindavan nagar branch
  • Punjab National Bank, 1st Floor, Karuneegar Street
  • State Bank Of India (opp to Brindavan Nagar Temple), Adambakkam (Earlier State Bank Of Saurashtra)
  • Tamil Nadu State Co-operative Bank, Adambakkam
  • Canara Bank,Opp to NGO Colony Bus Stand, Adambakkam
  • Union Bank Of India, Alandur Branch (Medavakkam Main Road)
  • Vijaya Bank, City Link Road (Near to Mahalakshmi Apartments)
  • HDFC Bank, Medavakkam Main Road (Near from St.Thomas Mount Railway Station)
  • ICICI Bank, Adambakkam ( Ground Floor - Mahalakshmi Apartments )


The ATMs that serve the Adambakkam community are

  • Indian Bank ATM, Opp to Prime Care Nursing Home, Sakthi Nagar(below the Branch)
  • Canara Bank ATM, Opp to NGO Colony Bus Stand, Adambakkam
  • Canara Bank ATM, St Thomas Mount Railway Station, Adambakkam
  • HDFC Bank ATM, Opp to Mahalakshmi Apartments, Adambakkam
  • AXIS Bank ATM, City Link Road, Adambakkam
  • SBI Bank ATM, City Link Road, Adambakkam ( Opp to The Grove Apartments)
  • SBI Bank ATM, Brindavan Nagar, ( Brinda Fancy Store), Adambakkam
  • SBI Bank ATM, Surendar Nagar 10th Street (Opp to Sakthi Cars and Next to Rajan Timbers )
  • Indian Overseas Bank ATM, Karuneegar Street, Adambakkam
  • Indian Overseas Bank ATM( Bharat Overseas Bank), Brindavan nagar main road, Adambakkam
  • Union Bank Of India (Medavakkam Main Road)
  • Punjab National Bank (Medavakkam Main Road)
  • ICICI Bank ATM in Mahalakshmi Apartments, Adambakkam


  • S P Hospital, Near St. Thomas Mount Railway Station,Adambakkam
  • G R Hospital, Near Ngo colony
  • Ponmaligai Hospital Near Ngo colony
  • Jayalakshmi Govt. Hospital, Karuneegar Street
  • Sarathy Nursing Home, Karuneegar Street
  • Prime Care, Shakthi Nagar

Places of Worship

  • SHILOH CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE, no 1 masthan gori street pastor vasant edward
  • Adambakkam Christian Assembly, Jeevan nagar, near thillai ganga nagar subway
  • Church Of Deliverance, Earikarai Street,Gandhi Nagarambakkam,Near Kakkan Bridge.Ad

Adambakkam has both public (government run) and private schools teaching students from kindergarten to high school. Notable schools are,

  • DAV School, Adambakkam
  • St. Marks Middle School
  • G.K.Shetty Hindu Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School located in Brindavan Nagar.
  • Mount Christian Matriculation Higher Secondary School(MCMHSS) (now taken up by St.Brittos Academy)
  • St.Brittos Academy.
  • Indra Gandhi Matriculation School
  • Little Flower School
  • Unity Public School
  • New Prince Mt.School
  • Rosary Matriculation School, Shanti Nagar
  • Jai nursery school,Adambakkam
  • Vyasa school Balaji Nagar