Nandanam is a neighborhood in Chennai, India. It is a busy location and is home to many commercial institutions. This locality also offers a calm residential location. Nandanam Arts College was established in 1901. Nandanam junction, on the arterial road Anna Salai, (commonly referred as "Nandanam signal") is one of the busiest junctions in Chennai.

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Aerial view Nandanam, north bank of the Adyar River and Kotturpuram on the south. type=neighbourhood
Aerial view Nandanam, north bank of the Adyar River and Kotturpuram on the south. type=neighbourhood
Nandanam is located in Chennai
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Nandanam is located in Tamil Nadu
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Nandanam is located in India
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Coordinates: 13°01′48″N 80°14′30″E / 13.0301°N 80.2416°E / 13.0301; 80.2416Coordinates: 13°01′48″N 80°14′30″E / 13.0301°N 80.2416°E / 13.0301; 80.2416
CountryIndia
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictChennai
MetroChennai
ZoneKodambakkam
Ward116
TalukasMambalam-Guindy
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Lok Sabha constituencyChennai Central
Vidhan Sabha constituencyThousand Lights

HistoryEdit

Nandanam seems to have originated in the piece of land known as Gambier's Gardens named after Chief Justice John Gambier who owned the property from 1836 to 1850. The township got its name in the 1950s as a result of the housing development efforts instituted during the Chief Ministership of Rajagopalachari which concentrated on developing a green Chennai.

TransportationEdit

BusesEdit

Nandanam has some MTC bus stops located on Anna Salai. Many buses pass through this area and offers excellent connectivity to various places.

Railway StationEdit

The nearest suburban railway stations are Mambalam and Saidapet.

Metro RailEdit

Nandanam has metro station called Nandanam metro station.