Teynampet, also Teynampettai, is one of the busiest commercial localities in the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.[1] Part of the city's central business district, it is surrounded by Gopalapuram in the north, Mylapore in the east, Alwarpet in the south, Nandanam in the south-west and T.Nagar in the west.[2] The Teynampet Signal is one of the most important road junctions in Chennai and witnesses some of the worst traffic during peak hours in the city.[3] Teynampet is home to some of the most expensive real estate and properties in Chennai.[1] The Teynampet section of Anna Salai hosts some of the most important Government offices and luxury hotels in the city.[4]

The Hyatt Regency Hotel dominates the Teynampet skyline
The Hyatt Regency Hotel dominates the Teynampet skyline
Coordinates: 13°02′37″N 80°15′08″E / 13.0437°N 80.2523°E / 13.0437; 80.2523Coordinates: 13°02′37″N 80°15′08″E / 13.0437°N 80.2523°E / 13.0437; 80.2523
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
 • TypeState
 • BodyGovernment of Tamil Nadu
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
600 018
Vehicle registrationTN-07
Lok Sabha constituencyChennai Central
Legislative Assembly constituencyThousand Lights


Teynampet is along Anna Salai, the arterial road of Chennai. Teynampet derives its name from Thennam and pettai (Place of coconut trees) due to the coconut groves that once existed there.


As of 2018, Teynampet zone had a green cover of more than 20 percent, as against the city's 14.9 percent average.[5]

Notable landmarksEdit

Poes Garden houses two of the most celebrated houses in Chennai; residences of former chief minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa and Actor Rajinikanth.[6] Gopalapuram area houses the residence of former chief minister of Tamil Nadu M. Karunanidhi. Teynampet also houses Anna Arivalayam, which is the headquarters of the DMK party, also PMK party headquarters at Vannia Teynampet[7] and upscale hotels such as Hyatt Regency and Marriott Courtyard. The famous Diocesan Church and the Gemini Flyover are also in this region.


Teynampet houses two of Chennai's well known women's colleges, Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College (more commonly known as SIET) and Stella Maris College. The schools in and around Teynampet include SIET Boys and Girls School, DAV Girls and D.A.V Boys School in Gopalapuram, Sri Sarada Matriculation School in Gopalapuram, National Public School (N.P.S) in Gopalapuram and Church Park Convent.


Teynampet is a fastest growing retail hub.[8] Prestige Polygon is home to Microsoft Corporation.



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  4. ^ Chennai, CREDAI. "CREDAI Chennai - Real Estate Development in India, Chennai". CREDAI Chennai. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
  5. ^ Lopez, Aloysius Xavier (31 August 2018). "A Rs.228-cr. project to take city's green cover to 20%". The Hindu. Chennai: Kasturi & Sons. p. 4. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Tamil Nadu: Who's residence is it anyway? Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden lies unoccupied". Hindustan Times. 25 June 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
  7. ^ "Pattali Makkal Katchi".
  8. ^ "Teynampet could become retail hub | Chennai News - Times of India". The Times of India. TNN. 5 March 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2021.