Located in the heart of Chennai, Periamet is a well-developed residential and commercial area and a prominent leather hub. Owing to the presence of the city’s main railway terminus, a large number of Chennai hotels and lodges have come up in this neighbourhood. Adding to the tourist footfall here is Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, which often hosts national and international level sports events. The area is also home to numerous government offices including that of Greater Chennai Corporation.
Shopping and Dining in and around Periamet
Saravana Stores is one of the main shopping centres in the area, selling everything from readymade garments, jewellery and footwear to electronics, groceries, stationary and more. Some of the city’s major shopping malls like Express Avenue (3.7 km), Bergamo Mall (4.1 km), Spencer Plaza Mall (5.2 km) Ampa Skywalk (6.1 km) and Ramee Mall (6.5 km) are also easily accessible from Periamet. Travellers staying at hotels in Periamet, Chennai can enjoy their meals at nearby restaurants, such as Buhari Hotel, Sachin Ka Dhabba, Doveton Café, American Fried Chicken, Hotel Shiva Sagar, Hotel Shanthi, Hotel Sangeetha, Star Chicken Biryani, Royal Restaurant and Swad - The Fusion Kitchen.
Places to Visit in and around Periamet
Hotels in Periamet make a preferable option for leisure travellers visiting Chennai as they offer easy access to local attractions like Ripon Building and Victoria Public Hall. Other places of tourist interest like St. Andrew’s Church, Government Museum, Victory War Memorial, Fort St. George, Vivekanand House, CSI St. Mary’s Church, Parthasarathy Temple, Semmozhi Poonga, Kamarajar Statue, Dr. MGR Memorial, Anna Memorial and Thousand Lights Mosque are within a 15-minute drive from here.
How to Reach Periamet
Periamet is one of the most well-connected localities in the city by both rail and road. A major road passing through this area is Grand Northern Trunk Road (NH 16), which connects to other localities in the northern part of the city and finally meets NH 48 that traverses through six Indian states. Chennai Central is located within the area and Egmore Railway Station is merely 1.3 km away, which makes Periamet hotels a preferable choice for travellers coming to the city by train. Those travelling from within the city can take an EMU train to Chennai Suburban Terminal (MMC), which falls on the West and North Line. The locality is also accessible via Chennai Central metro station that is serviced by both Blue and Green Line. From Chennai International Airport (18.2 km), taxis and auto rickshaws are easily available to travel to Periamet. MTC buses also ply to the area from across the city.