With the city expanding at a fast pace, Old Mahabalipuram Road has become one of the hottest destinations for buying a home. The real estate growth around this 20 km stretch from Madhya Kailash junction to Siruseri boasts of IT development and good infrastructure. With this development, OMR is no longer considered outskirts as it boasts of all lifestyle facilities as well. Check out this article to see what does OMR offer you:

Dining options

  • The Farm – Semmancherry 

Looking for a quiet evening with your family? Then The Farm is an ideal place to visit. The restaurant is away from the noise and traffic of OMR and has a beautiful environment. It is not just the ambiance that is great at this restaurant but also the food. You should certainly try the wood fried pizza if you visit this place. All food is fresh and deserves a special mention.

Address: 1/277, Semmancherry Village, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Chennai600119

  • Gold Dragon – Padur

 Gold Dragon is  known for its delicious dim sum and traditional teas. Gold Dragon is a fine dining restaurant with fantastic ambiance and is perfect for a romantic evening.

Address: 37 1/142C, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), Chennai, 600103

  • Barbeque Nation – Thoraipakkam

Celebrating a special occasion? Then Barbeque Nation is just the place to visit. With a live grill embedded to your table, the restaurant serves American, Mediterranean, Oriental and Indian cuisines. The restaurant has a classy feels and bring the experience of a barbeque party right at your table

Address: Ground Floor, RamaniyamIsha, Block 1, No 11, Rajiv Garden Street, OMR, Thoraipakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600097

  • Buzz – The Gateway Hotel – Sholinganallur

Located inside The Gateway Hotel, the restaurant is an all day dining one and is perfect mix of international cuisines and authentic regional home-style delicacies. It also has a beautiful ambiance, overlooking the pool and can seat 120 guests. It is a perfect place to go if you want a cozy atmosphere on a budget.

Address: Gateway, 309, Rajiv Gandhi IT Expressway, Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), Chennai

  • Murugan Idly Shop

If you are looking for authentic South Indian food, Murugan Idly shop is the place to go. Known for its soft and mouth-watering idlis, the restaurant will satisfy the taste buds of all south Indian food lovers.

Address: TCS, SIPCOT Industrial Park, 1st Main Road, Siruseri, Old Mahabalipuram Road

Schools and Colleges

  • Vel’sVidyashram 

Founded in 1998 by Dr. Ishari K. Ganesh, the school has experienced and trained teachers help in maintaining academic excellence and high standards of the school. The campus also has well equipped laboratories, library and playing grounds for cricket and football.

Address: Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), IT Highway, Navalur, Adjacent to Sri Venkatewara Dental College, Thalambur, Chennai – 600 130, Phone: 044 – 3200 9007, 74016 57975, 74016 51975

  • The PSBB Millennium School

The PSBB Millennium School is located at DLF Garden City and is affiliated to the CBSE board. Founded in 2009, the school focuses not only on academics but also extracurricular activities such as Indian Music, Western Music, Dance, Art & Craft, Veda, Yoga, Indoor and Outdoor sports.

Address: DLF Garden City, Thazhambur, OMR, Chennai 600 130 Phone: 044 2740 1380

  • Hiranandani Upscale School

As the name suggests, this schools is a modern school with world class facilities. The school focuses on fostering holistic growth and learning for children. HUS International offers Montessori Levels 2, 3; Cambridge Grades I-X and CBSE syllabus.

Address: 5/63, Old Mahabalipuram Road, OppSipcot IT Park, Egattur Village, Padur P.O. Kelambakkam, via Chennai – 600-130 Ph: +91 9500 118651 / +91 9500 144791

  • Apple Kids International Pre School

Apple Kids and International Pre-School is one of India’s leading educational institutions focusing on all-round development of the child. The school has air conditioned class rooms and eco-friendly non-toxic play equipments for kids.

Address:Plot no 62, 6th street, Kumaraswamy Nagar, Classic Gardens, Sholinganallur, Chennai – 600118.

  • Abacus Montessori School

A contemporary Montessori school, Abacus provides balance of academic excellence and strong value system. The school concentrates on letting the students learn through practical experiences and self-discovery. The campus covers all classes from primary to class 12 and is affiliated to CBSE curriculum.

Address: 3 Thirumalai Nagar Annexe III Main Road, Perungudi, Chennai 600 096. Ph: +91 24960904, 24963823

  • Hindustan University

Founded in 1985 by K. C. G. Verghese as Hindustan College of Engineering and was granted university status from the University Grants Commission in 2008. The university offers engineering courses, art and science course and post graduate courses such as MBA.

Address: Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR), Padur, Kelambakam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 603103

  • SSN College of Engineering

SSN College of Engineering is one of the top engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. The college was founded in 1996 and has been ranked as the 52nd best Engineering College of India in the Edu-Rand Rankings of 2015. The college has undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral students and is affiliated to Anna University.

Address: Old Mahabalipuram Road, Kalavakkam, Tamil Nadu 603110

  • S.Narayanaswami College of Arts and Science

The college, affiliated to Madras University, offers both undergraduate, post graduate courses and an Integrated courses five year course in M.Sc Computer Science and Technology. The college has modern labs and auditorium for students and provides transportation facilities for students.

Address: Thalambur Road, Off Old Mahabalipuram Road, Navalur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 603103

Retail Stores

  • FirstCry Store

First Cry is Asia’s largest store for kids and baby products including toys, books, clothes, diapers etc. The store has everything you need for your kids and the quality of the product is impeccable too.

Address: 127/24, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Near Kohinoor Asiana Hotel, Semmencheri, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600119

  • Coromandel Plaza

A shopping mall present near Navallur, Coromandel is the first mall to be built on OMR. The mall houses four screen multiplex operated by AGS Cinemas, over 100 stores including departmental store and restaurants. The mall has a built up area of 3 lakh sq.ft. on OMR.

Address: Coromandel Plaza, Old Mahabalipuram Rd, Navallur, 600130

  • Ezone

For all your electronics needs, be it laptop of TV, Ezone should be your first option. The store has a wide variety of products and international and national brands to choose from. They sell mobiles, computers & laptops, tablets, digital cameras, LCD LED Televisions, refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines etc.

Address: 46, GovindaSwamy Nagar, Perungudi, Chennai 600096

  • Max Store

Max is an international value fashion brand of the Dubai based Landmark Group and has apparel for men, women and children. The store is known for value fashion and offers shoppers a vast variety of clothing with international fashion and quality. The Max store on OMR not only offers a wide range of clothing and shoes, but also has ample parking space for shoppers.

Address: Max Retail Division 363 opposite HCL, 4, Old Mahabalipuram Rd, Kandancavadi, Perungudi, Chennai 600096

IT Parks

  • SP. Infocity

Located at Perungudi – Tharamani Link Road, this IT Park is home to companies such as Amazon.com, Chronus Corporation, Athenahealth Inc., Solarwinds, Lister Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and ChargeBee Technologies.

Address: No.40, MGR Nedunchalai South, Kandanchavadi, Perungudi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600096

  • TECCI Park

TECCI Park is a premium grade A building housing the leading IT & RD companies. Some of the companies present are Uninor, Vestas, Valeo, First source and Qmax.

Address: Karapakkam, Old No. 285 New No.173, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600096

  • Ascendas IT Park

The park is developed in three phases comprising Pinnacle, Crest and Zenith buildings with over 2 million sq. ft. of premium office space. The park hosts a wide range of companies including information technology, R&D, banking and financial services, software development, data analysis, e-publishing and other IT related services.

Address: No 7 & 8, 1st Floor, Pinnacle Building, International Tech Park Chennai, CSIR Rd, Taramani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600113

  • SIPCOT IT Park

Located in Siruseri, the IT Park is a government owned institution. Some of the compnies present in the IT Park are Aspire Systems, Sensiple Software Solutions Pvt Ltd, Newgen Software Technologies, Yantro Softwares (P) Ltd, Changepond Technologies, Hexaware Technologies and TCS.


  • Apollo Specialty Hospital

Apollo Hospitals, one of the premier hospitals in Chennai, established a branch in Perungudi in 2014. The hospital offers services in various fields such as Neurology, Trauma, Cardio Thoracic and Cardiology. The hospital has state-of-the-art technology and has the facility to house 150 beds. The key highlights of the hospital include:

  • Contemporary e-enabled ICU
  • 5 state-of-the-art ultra-clean OT facilities
  • 24×7 fully functional emergency and trauma care
  • Modern laboratory facilities
  • 70 internationally renowned highly skilled doctors and a strong support team of 450

Address: 5/639, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Perungudi, Chennai – 600096 Ph: 044 2496 1111

  • Chettinad Health City

 Chettinad health city is a super specialty hospital offering world class facilities to all its patients. Located in the midst of the 100-acre campus, the hospital also has the facilities to deal with heart and lung transplant. The other facilities include:

  • 15 Operating Rooms
  • 25 bedded Trauma and Emergency Department
  • 12 bedded exclusive Trauma ICU
  • 112 Surgical, Medical, Cardiac, Neuro & Pediatric Intensive Care Beds
  • Pathology, Bio-chemistry and Micro-biology Clinical Lab Facilities

Address: Chettinad Health City, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, OMR, Kelambakkam, Chennai – 603103 Ph: 044 4741 1000

  • Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Clinic

Dr Mohan’s clinic was started by internationally acclaimed diabetologistDr Mohan and his wife Dr. M. Rema. It is one of India’s leading diabetes care providers offering complete diabetic services. The services offered include:

  • Total Diabetic Care
  • Diabetic Eye Care
  • Diabetic Cardiac Care
  • Diabetic Dental Care
  • Preventive Care
  • Diet
  • Laboratory & Radiology
  • Intensive Care Unit

Address: No.23, 2nd Floor, Rajiv Gandhi, IT Highway Karapakkam, Chennai-600097 Ph: (91-44)33509999 / 24500235

  • Sri Venkateswara Dental College & Hospital

Established in 2007, Sri Venkateshwara Dental College and Hospital aims to provide complete oral health care to people. From oral and maxillofacial surgery to periodontics, the hospital has experts to deal with every dental issue. The hospital also serves as teaching hospital for undergraduate students.

Address: Off.Old Mahabalipuram Road, Near Navalur, Thalambur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600130

  • Vee Care Eye Hospital

Vee Care Eye Hospital is equipped to perform all major and minor ophthalmic surgeries. With modern operating rooms and experienced doctor, the hospital provides highest levels of medical facility to children and adults. Their services include General Ophthalmology, Cataract services, Cornea clinic, Glaucoma screening and management, Vitreoretinal services, Orbit and oculoplasty clinic, Ocular trauma management, Neuro Ophthalmology, Paediatric ophthalmology and Squint Clinic.

Address:  No. 4/579, Kottivakkam, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600041, Chennai-600041 Ph: 044 3924 6400

Attractive residential projects 

Buying a property in major locations of Chennai is not affordable to most people due to their exorbitant prices. Also, with the growing technology and population, there is a steep demand for living spaces at affordable prices. OMR offers you the best at low-cost living without compromising on quality. Some of the attractive projects that Casagrand offers are:

Casagrand Pavilion II – Chennai’s Largest Villa community in Thalambur, OMR
Casagrand Elan – Exclusive yet affordable independent villas & row houses in Thalambur, OMR
Casagrand The Address – Luxurious 4 BHK Apartments in Karapakkam, OMR
Casagrand Cherry Pick – Affordable lifestyle apartments at Perumbakkam, OMR
Casagrand Ritz – A tranquil community of spacious 2 & 3 BHK homes at Thalambur, OMR
Casagrand Pallagio – Luxurious Mediterranean Villas in Thoraipakkam, OMR
Casagrand Perungudi – A p
eaceful, exclusive community of 2 & 3 BHK premium apartments in Perungudi, OMR