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Mugalivakkam is located in Chennai
Mugalivakkam is located in Tamil Nadu
Mugalivakkam is located in India
Coordinates: 13°01′18″N 80°09′38″E / 13.0215653°N 80.160520°E / 13.0215653; 80.160520Coordinates: 13°01′18″N 80°09′38″E / 13.0215653°N 80.160520°E / 13.0215653; 80.160520
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictChennai District
 • BodyCMDA
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Lok Sabha constituencySriperumbudur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyAlandur
Planning agencyCMDA

Mugalivakkam is a neighbourhood of Chennai. It is situated 16 km south-west of Chennai on the Mount-Poonamallee Road. It is bounded by Porur on the north, Meenambakkam on the south and south east, and Ramapuram on the north east directions. The nearest railway station is at Guindy which is about 6 kilometres away. Porur junction is around 2 km away and Kathipara Junction is around 5 km away.

The word, Mugalivakkam, might have evolved during the brief Mughal rule of Poonamallee during the later half of the 17th century CE and the 18th century CE.[1]

Recent developments[edit]

Real estate boom in India and Chennai had its course in Mugalilvakkam too. DLF IT City was built and opened next to Mugalivakkam in 2010. Multinational companies such as IBM, CTS, L&T Infotech have been located in this IT City. L&T ECC, L&T Ship Building and L&T Audco are also vested in this area. Mugalivakkam is included in Chennai city limits from 2011. The availability of small parks, educational institutions, hospitals, banks and superstores identify itself as a decent residential area in this part of the city.

Flood prone[edit]

Residents of the M and M Thiruvalluvar Nagar (Mugalivakkam and Manapakkam) Residents Welfare Association said surplus water from the Pour Lake should drain into the Manapakkam Channel through Moulivakkam, Mugalivakkam, Madha Nagar, Rajeswari Avenue and Mahalakshmi Nagar. The channel once 40 feet wide drains surplus water from the Porur Lake as well as storm water into the Adyar River at Manapakkam. The problem, residents complained, was primarily due to the shrinking of the Manapakkam Channel.

Residents of the Thiruvalluvar Nagar unable to reach homes as the area is completely under water in the years 2005, 06, 08, 11 and 2015. Adding to the inundation is the problem of breaches in Manapakkam canal that runs 500 metres from the locality. Two breaches each five feet wide allow water from the canal to flow into Thiruvalluvar Nagar

Educational institutions[edit]

CBSE affiliated[edit]

Tamil Board Affiliated[edit]

  • St.Ann's Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Government High School
  • M.K.M. Matriculation Hr.Sec. School
  • Swamy's School
  • St. Christopher's Nursery & Primary School
  • David Primary School

Health care and Hospitals[edit]

  • Amruth Orthopaedic Centre
  • Thirdeye Optics (Eye Care) near Arasamaram Junction
  • Kedar Hospital
  • Meru Ortho Specialty Centre (Kedar Hospital).
  • Government health care center
  • Hriday Hospital
  • St. Thomas Primary Health Center


Mugaleeshwarar Temple Varadaraja swamy Temple Murugan kovil Temple
Sri Ayyappan Temple
maariamman kovil
ellaiamman kovil
panichathaman kovil
kesava perumaal temple
jalakandishwarar kovil
Mugaliswarar Kovil
Subramanya Samy Kovil
Eeeshwaran Kovil
Perumal Kovil

Location in context[edit]


  1. ^ "Mugalivakkam".