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Sriperumbudur - A Place Of Memorials, Races And Industries


Sriperumbudur, an industrial town in the Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu, is fast emerging as a popular tourist destination. The old name of Sriperumbudur is Boodhapuri, and it was believed that the ones who died in Sriperumbudur would find the door of heaven open for them.

In the recent times, Sriperumbudur has attracted many international organisations whose offices are located here.

Hyundai was one of the first investors to establish their Indian car operations here in 1999, followed by other hotshots, such as Saint-Gobain, Nokia, Ford, BMW, Mitsubishi, Hindustan Motors and more recently, Nissan. The town is strategically located on the Bangalore-Chennai Highway and is only 40 km away from Chennai. As a result, the town has seen rapid industrialisation and growth of infrastructure.

With over $2 billion being invested in the town, it has become a SEZ by 2008. Hence, it has managed to attract many international as well as national tourists.

Tourist Places In And Around Sriperumbudur

Sriperumbudur is infamous as the town in which former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a human bomb on 21st May 1991. The Tamil Nadu government has converted the area into a memorial, Rajiv Gandhi Memorial, where several tourists visit to pay their homage.

Another important tourist attraction to this town is the Madras Motor Sports Club, which organises racing events every year in Irungattukottai, the racetrack of the club. The South India Rally and the AI India Motor Race Meet are organised by the Madras Motor Sports Club. They have gained the permission to organise Formula III racing and the races held are of world-class standards, hence, drawing many tourists during the prime season.

Other attractions include the Vallakottai Murugan Temple, which is at a distance of 10 km from Sriperumbudur, the Tambaram Theme Park, which was established in 1995 and is at a distance of 25 km from Sriperumbudur, the Madras Atomic Power Station and the Brahmakumaris Museum amongst many others.

A visit to Chengalpattu is worthwhile during a visit to the town of Sriperumbudur. The demographics of the town are positive with high sex ratio and literacy. The official language of the town is Tamil.

How To Reach Sriperumbudur

Sriperumbudur is easily accessible from both Bangalore and Chennai. Regular bus and train services are available from both the metros. Travelling within Sriperumbudur is also comfortable with public transport being inexpensive and easily available.

Sriperumbudur Weather

Sriperumbudur experiences a largely temperate climate. However, the summers can be quite hot and humid with temperatures going up to 40 °Celsius. This time of the year can be uncomfortable for travellers. The monsoons begin from the month of June and last till September. Although the temperature cools down by then, the humidity is still high. The winter, experienced during the months from December to February, is the best time to visit Sriperumbudur. The temperature is not too low and it makes travelling very pleasant.

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How to Reach Sriperumbudur

  • By Road
    Sriperumbudur is located on the Chennai-Bangalore Highway and is easily accessible by road. Frequent buses are available from Chennai to Sriperumbudur. Government buses cost as less as Rs 20 for the trip. Chennai to Bangalore buses also go via Sriperumbudur town and are a good option. Bikes can also be hired for the trip. The journey takes about an hour.
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  • By Train
    Sriperumbudur is not connected by trains. The nearest railway station is the Thiruvallur Railway station which is about 17km away from Sriperumbudur. However, the major railway head is in Chennai. Taxis and buses are easily available from Chennai. The journey from Chennai to Sriperumbudur is short and inexpensive.
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  • By Air
    The best option to travel to Sirperumbudur is travel from Chennai. Chennai International Airport is at a distance of about 30 km from the town. Taxis can be easily hired from the Chennai Airport. The taxis charge around Rs.500 for the trip. The journey takes about an hour. There are plans for a four runway airport for the Sriperumbudur town.
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