Chennai: An Introduction
||Chennai in the past, a desolate, isolated coastal sandy beach, was selected as a trading center for the East India Company run by the British merchants during the 1630s. The British, to a large extent, are responsible for the present shape and structure of the city.
The plantain garden and the surrounding area were occupied and cultivated by a Catholic, named Madarasan. In the negotiations with Madarasan to secure the lease for this place, Madarasan demanded that the place where they planned to build the factory town should be named after him (Madarasan Patanam).Thus the land where Fort St. George was built was called Madarasan and later Madaras and then Madras.
Historical Places in Chennai
|Chennai Gems & Jewellery Directory
C hennai is one of the main center for pearl jewelry in India and is famous world over.Skilled craftsmen, do processing and grading of pearls here. After the long process of grading and processing of pearls is over they are strung together by skilled knitters or patwas, using silk or gold strings. Different types of pearl necklaces are made in Chennai.
Typical designs being Satlada (seven strands of pearls set with emeralds, diamonds and rubies, Kundan Ranihar (pearl sets with enamel kundan work), and the regular Jugni sets (several strands of pearls with a central pendant) and many more.Jewellery is made out of almost every material known and has been made to adorn nearly every body part, from hairpins to toe rings and many more types of jewellery.
|Chennai Information Technology Directory |
Chennai Information TechnologySoftware Technology Parks of India (STPI): Chennai has established first state-of-the art 1,00,000 sq.ft. IT Park, complete with reliable, high quality infrastructure and supporting amenities.
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Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is a major commercial, cultural, and educational centre in South India, while the port of Chennai is the second largest port in India. Chennai is dotted with hotels. Most of the hotels in Chennai are strategically located close to the business centers and the transportation hubs. The airport hotels in Chennai-Madras are advantageously situated close to the city airport. For the tourists who seek class there are several deluxe hotels in Chennai.
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Chennai city growing migrant population is all setting a high demand for real estate. It's not only the techies who have generated this new wave but also the migrant population coming in search of entrepreneurial opportunities. The depression is agricultural sector is forcing people to find other means for survival. This is the reason for increase in migration.
Agra - 1892 Km|
Ahmedabad - 1826 Km
Akola - 1187 Km
Allahabad - 1688 Km
Amritsar - 2542 Km
Bangalore - 331 Km
Bellary - 632 Km
Bhopal - 1435 Km
Bhubaneswar - 1235 Km
Calcutta - 1676 Km
Coimbatore - 491 Km
Cuttack - 1260 Km
New Delhi - 2095 Km
Hubli - 736 Km
Hyderabad - 688 Km
Indore - 1523 Km
Lucknow - 1962 Km
Shimla - 2437 Km
Srinagar - 2970 Km
Surat - 1605 Km
Thane - 1308 Km
Thrissur - 605 Km
Tiruchchirappalli - 316
Tirupati- 152 Km
Vadodara - 1724 Km
Vijayawada - 396 Km
Vishakhapatnam - 810 Km
|Chennai / Tamil Nadu related resources|
|Tamil Nadu Government |
|Governor's Office, Tamil Nadu |
|Commercial Taxes Department, Tamil Nadu |
|Cooperative Department, Tamil Nadu |
|Directorate of Government Examinations, Tamil Nadu |
|Directorate of Pension, Tamil Nadu |
|Directorate of Social Welfare - Child Adoption, Tamil Nadu |
|Forest Department, Tamil Nadu |
|Health and Family Welfare Department, Tamil Nadu |
|Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department, Tamil Nadu |
|Police Department, Tamil Nadu |
|Transport Department, Tamil Nadu |
|Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board |