Guduvanchery (alternatively spelled as Guduvancheri) is a panchayat town located in the outskirts of Chennai, about 40 km away from the city centre. Falling under the district of Chengalpattu, this small township offers easy access to commercial centres such as Estancia, Gateway Office Parks, KRISP and CyberVale. Tech parks along Chennai’s IT Corridor, including Ascendas, Bascon Futura SV, DLF, Prince Info and International Tech Park, are also within an hour’s drive from here. Owing to its location and a booming real estate industry, many business hotels in Guduvanchery have come up recently.
Shopping & Dining in and around Guduvanchery
Those staying at Guduvanchery hotels can do some basic shopping at local stores like Max Fashions, S.S. Shopping and Faami Shopping Mall, among others. However, to shop for everything branded, it is best to head to Express Avenue, Ampa Skywalk, Phoenix Marketcity, Forum Vijaya Mall and other malls that are within an hour’s drive. Chennai’s most favourite markets, T. Nagar and Pondy Bazaar, are also around an hour’s drive from Guduvanchery and perfect for budget shoppers.
The OMR Food Street in Guduvanchery offers myriad options when it comes to dining. Cheesy Juicy Burgers, Signal Tod Café, Baski Chef’s, Tempteys, Golcondas, Cococane, Date Palm and Twinkle Dipz are popular options in the area. Hyderabadi Irani Chai is a great place for tea lovers.
Places to Visit in and around Guduvanchery
Hotels in Guduvanchery, Chennai have one of the most prominent Chennai attractions nearby – the Arignar Anna Zoological Park or Vandalur Zoo (4.9 km). Most other popular tourist places of the city, including Marina Beach, MGR Film City, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Government Museum, MGM Dizzie World and many more, can be reached from the area in less than a 50-minute drive.
How to Reach Guduvanchery
The nearest air gateway to Guduvanchery is Chennai International Airport (20 km), and the two main train stations offering access to the area are Chennai Central (39 km) and Egmore (40 km). From the airport or either of the railheads, visitors can take a taxi, MTC bus or suburban train to Guduvancheri railway station. From thereon, public transport is easily available to reach any of the Chennai hotels in the locality. By road, the area is accessible via Chennai-Nagapattinam Highway (NH 32).