Sholinganallur or Solinganalloor is a progressive suburb located in the southern part of the city of Chennai. It lies alongside the IT corridor of the city. It is a prime economic zone as it houses many big-name IT and BPO companies. This neighborhood not only identifies as a prominent IT hub but is also an expanding residential area. In terms of voters, this suburb is also considered the largest assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu.
The name of this place is believed to have originated in the Tamil language. It is said that ‘Sholinganallur’ is an amalgamation of the words ‘Chola,’ ‘angam,’ ‘nallur.’ This name implies that this place was a part of the Chola dynasty during the eighth century when it was a marshland comprising a mango forest. Present-day Sholinganallur is the IT heartland of Chennai and houses significant companies like Wipro, Infosys, TCS, Cognizant, and many more. Many reputed schools, colleges, and multi-specialty hospitals make this locale’s social infrastructure strong. It also has many beautiful temples, the most popular being Sholinganallur Prathyangira Devi Temple. The official language here is Tamil.
This locality features a tropical wet and dry climate as it is a part of Chennai. May is recorded as the most heated month of the year, with an average high of 38 degrees Celsius. On the other hand, January is the coldest month, with temperatures falling to 21 degrees Celsius. November is the moistened month of the year, with 363 mm of rain.
If you want to reach Sholinganallur from Egmore, you can drive in 44 minutes, covering a distance of 21.7 km via Rajiv Gandhi IT Expressway. You can also take the city bus from Egmore Court till Saidapet Court and another one from there till Sholinganallur. St Thomas Mount is the closest subway station to this place. You can also take the bus from Old Commissioner Office in Egmore to Nehru Park and metro from there to St Thomas Mount.
This suburb is very well connected to other parts of the city via several means. The MTC and TNSTC buses are a good option for local commuting. St Thomas Mount is the closest metro station to this locality. The drive from this area to the International Airport of Chennai, which is at a stretch of 18.1 km, is just 35 minutes.
The nearest branch of Agarwal Packers and Movers is 34 km away and can be reached in 1 hour and 14 minutes. Agarwal Packers and Movers is a packing and moving company that ensures safe and speedy shifting causing no damage to the goods.
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First Floor, No. 30, 5th Street,
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Chennai, Tamilnadu 600099
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