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Know your neighbourhood: Porur

By 07/02/2020Posts

Porur is a suburb located in the western part of Chennai. Porur in the Tamil language translates to battlefield. The name was coined as many historic battles were fought here during the reign of the Pallava Dynasty.


NH-4 (Chennai-Bengaluru Highway) is one of the major roads in the region. Chennai Bypass Road which passes through the locality connects it with Koyambedu. Similarly, the Grand Southern Trunk Road (GST) connects Porur to Tambaram and Arcot Road connects the locality to parts of central Chennai. The airport and Central Railway Station are located only 11 km and 17.5 km away from Porur respectively. Valasaravakkam, Vanagaram and Moulivakkam border Porur. DLF IT park has turned the locality into a preferred destination for those working in the IT/ITeS sectors.


The Alpha CBSE School, St Joseph Matriculation Higher Secondary School, St Pauls Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Sarojini Varadappan Girl’s Higher Secondary School, St. Francis International School, PSBB Millennium etc. are some of the popular schools located here. The famous Sri Ramachandra University is located here. Other colleges and universities like Madha Arts and Science College, P.B. College of Engineering, Alpha Arts and Science College, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Venkateswara Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital and SRM University are in close proximity to Porur.


Hotels like Grand Residence, Hotel Chennai Le Palace, and Hotel Ashok Residency are located in this locality. Serviced apartments like Remisha Service Apartments, and SAI Orbit Serviced Apartment are located very close to Porur. Residents of Porur can visit a number of popular eateries like Copper Kitchen, Anjappar, Mary Brown, The Chinese Story and Kebab E Que.


Retail outlets like supermarkets, boutiques, convenience stores, textile and electronic showrooms are available in plenty in the region. One can find both national and international brands here. Malls like Chandra Metro Mall, and Forum Vijaya are located close to Porur.


Theatres and multiplexes like Gopalakrishna Theatre, Udayam Theatre, INOX, and Kamala Cinemas are located in and around this locality. Porur has a good nightlife because of the presence of pubs, lounges and bars like Bliss Bar and Sangaree.


Porur has excellent healthcare facilities with the best multi specialty hospitals like Sri Ramachandra Medical Center and MIOT International. It also has a number of other hospitals like Kedar Hospital, Venkateswara Homoeopathic Hospital, and J K Hospital. Other than this, the locality has clinics and pharmacies.

Places of worship

Ramanaadheswarar Temple is one of the most popular & famous places of worship in the locality. Other popular places of worship include Siva Veera Anjaneyar Temple, Murugan Temple, Madha Church, St Matthew’s Church, Porur Evangelical Church and Little Flower Syro Malabar Catholic Church. You can also find a number of mosques in Porur.

Real Estate

Accessibility and connectivity are the factors driving Porur’s real estate. DLF IT Park was one the key reasons for the real estate boom. However, traffic at Porur junction during peak hours is a problem but the flyover which is under construction is expected to ease the traffic flow. Other proposed and under construction infrastructural projects which are expected to benefit the locality include:

  • Porur lake rejuvenation
  • Proposed monorail



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