Kolathur, Chennai

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kolathur is located in Chennai
kolathur is located in Tamil Nadu
kolathur is located in India
Coordinates: 13°07′01″N 80°12′41″E / 13.117014°N 80.211439°E / 13.117014; 80.211439Coordinates: 13°07′01″N 80°12′41″E / 13.117014°N 80.211439°E / 13.117014; 80.211439
StateTamil Nadu
 • BodyCMDA
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTN-05
Lok Sabha constituencyChennai North
Planning agencyCMDA

Kolathur is a neighbourhood in North Chennai (formerly Madras), Tamil Nadu, India.It is well developed area with all facilities. Nearby neighborhoods are Vajjiravel Nagar, Perambur, Vinayagapuram, Villivakkam, Puzhal, Poompuhar Nagar, Jayaram nagar, Jawahar Nagar, Thiru-vi-ka Nagar, Sakthivel Nagar, Periyar Nagar,Makkaram Thottam and ICF. Kolathur is near the Grand Northern Trunk Road (NH 5). Kolathur's population has grown quickly enough to make it a State Assembly constituency. Kolathur could have also got its name from the kulams (ponds) that you could see. One kulam is behind Amman koil (temple) near Grace matriculation school or opposite to Don Bosco school Peravallur. Another kulam, "Tamarai kulam" (Lotus pond) is near the Theruveedhi Amman koil (temple) near Govt school in Anjugam nagar 21st street. There is also a kulam (pond) opposite to Ganga cinemas which is dry now. The Rettai Eri (two lakes) could have also contributed to the name Kolathur.

The Inner Ring Road also passes through Kolathur, making it one of the best-connected areas in Chennai. Via the Ring Road, one can reach Anna Nagar (5 km away) in 10 minutes. Nearby railway stations include Villivakkam and Perambur Loco Works. Kolathur does not have a bus depot, but has bus stops in Vinayakapuram, Kumaran Nagar, Poompuhar Nagar and Srinivasa Nagar.


Temples in Kolathur[edit]

  • Agatheeswarar Temple
  • Somanatheswarar Temple
  • Shirdipuram Sarva Shakthi Peedam—
  • Shirdi Sai Baba Temple at Thirumal Nagar, Vinayagapuram

Schools in Kolathur[edit]

  • Bharath N & P School
  • Everwin School
  • Donbosco School, Srinivasa Nagar[1]
  • Jaigopal Garodia School (JGMHSS)
  • SDCVV CBSE School

Hospitals in Kolathur[edit]

  • DRJ Hospital
  • Saravana Eye Hospital
  • Maaya Speciality Hospitals, Retteri Junction.
  • Ramchandras Jussmile Dental Clinic and Dental Implant Centre[2]
  • WCF hospital kolathur
  • Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala (Ayurveda Clinic and Treatment Center), Red Hills Road (Near Kolathur Junction)


  • Ganga Cinemas


  • Poompuhar Nagar Park

Bus Stop[edit]

  • Poompuhar Nagar Bus Stop
  • Poompuhar Nagar Police Booth

Temples in Kolathur[edit]

Agatheeswarar Temple: This is an Ancient Temple for Lord Shiva and Goddess Akhilandeswari, it is considered to be nearly 1000 Years Old Temple, Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan also have separate shrines inside the Temple. This is easily Archaeological importance Site, but not maintained properly. This Temple is located opposite to Ganga Cinemas and can be easily accessible from Paper Mills Road.

Somanatheswarar Temple: This Temple is nearly 300 Years Old Temple for Lord Somanatheswarar (Shiva), Goddess of this Temple is Lord Amuthambigai, separate shrines available for Lord Ganesha, Lord Murugan and Lord Venkatesa Perumal. This Temple was renovated and Kumbabishekam done recently. This Temple is very spacious and maintained Well. This Temple also have Pillared Mandapam inside the Temple and a Small Pond opposite to the Temple. This Temple is located near Retteri Signal and Ganga Cinemas.

Location in Context[edit]


  1. ^ "DonBosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School - Srinivasa Nagar - Villivakkam - Chennai". www.dbsvnagar.com. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Dental Clinic Chennai | Jussmile Dental Clinic | Root Canal Treatment". Jussmile Dental Clinic. Retrieved 26 April 2019.

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