Mambakkam is a neighbourhood in the southern part of Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu. This place is fast developing into a sought-after residential area owing to its greenery, less polluted air and Mambakkam Lake. Besides the nearby Karnai Reserve and the lake, this place is replete with major establishments, including offices, hospitals, churches, temples, and Chennai hotels. In addition, the neighbourhood lies in the vicinity of prime educational institutions, such as Vellore Institute of Technology and Dr Ambedkar Government Law College.
Shopping and Dining in and around Mambakkam
Along with a number of shops and supermarkets, Mambakkam hotels are located close to many popular malls. Shopaholics mostly prefer to shop at the Marina Mall and Vivira Mall, which are around 8 km away from the neighbourhood. Both these malls have food court and several restaurants that offer a comprehensive spread of delicious dishes. Besides these, tourists can dine at the lavish as well as pocket-friendly restaurants in and around Mambakkam, such as Venkey’s Biryani, Luluva Family Restaurant, Tongue Restaurant, and the humble yet famous Ambrocias, to name a few.
Places to Visit in and around Mambakkam
While staying at the hotels in Mambakkam, Chennai travellers can visit several tourist attractions of the region. Many of these popular places to visit in Chennai, such as Kovalam Beach (13.8 km), Akkarai Beach (16.5 km), MGM Dizzee World (17.7 km), Snow Kingdom (18 km) and Arignar Anna Zoological Park (18.8 km) are less than an hour’s drive from the neighbourhood. Other places worth exploring include the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology (17.3 km), Dakshinachitra Museum (23.2 km), Guindy National Park (27 km), Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Temple (30.5 km), Krishna’s Butter Ball (32.2 km) and Pancha Rathas (35.4 km) to name a few.
How to Reach Mambakkam
Travelling to and from Mambakkam is a breeze as the neighbourhood is served by all major modes of public transportation, such as buses, taxis and autos. By taxis or cabs, it takes up to 50 minutes to cover the distance of 21.8 km between the neighbourhood and Chennai International Airport. Besides, Chennai Central or Puratchi Thalaivar Dr M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station is farther north and can be reached in around 1.5 hours from hotels in Mambakkam (35 km away).