Pallavaram

Published: 10.11.2015
Alias(es)
Pallava Puram

Pallavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Pallavaram

a town and a second-grade municipality located in the suburbs of Chennai. It forms a part of the Alandur taluk of Kanchipuram district and is located 17 kilometres from Chennai city. Pallavaram is known for its cantonment and bustling residential colonies. The suburb is served by Pallavaram railway station of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network.

Pallavaram has a long history and has been inhabited since the Paleolithic Age. The city derives its name from the Pallava settlement of Pallavapuram of which it used to form a part. The cantonment and aerodrome were established during British rule. The British also carried out mining activities on Pallavaram Hill made of charnockite rock which is believed to have healing properties.

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