Nungambakkam / நுங்கம்பாக்கம்
Upscale Nungambakkam is a central neighborhood known for its indie boutiques, designer shops, and international brand stores. Young professionals and college students gather at trendy cafes and budget eateries surrounding Sterling and College roads. Concerts and film screenings are hosted by the Alliance Française of Madras and Goethe Institut cultural centers. The area is also home to embassies and luxury hotels.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) was established in 1875. It is the National Meteorological Service in India and is the principal government agency in all matters relating to Meteorology, Seismology and allied subjects. For administrative control and technical operations, six Regional Meteorological Centres (RMCs) function with their headquarters at Kolkatta, Chennai, Guwahati, Mumbai, Nagpur and New Delhi.
Valluvar Kottam (Tamil: வள்ளுவர் கோட்டம்) is a modern landmark in Chennai, India which is dedicated to the classical Tamil poet, philosopher and saint Thiruvalluvar. Valluvar Kottam is located at the intersection of the Kodambakkam High road and the Village road. Valluvar Kottam now stands at the point which was the deepest point of a lake which was located in the area. The monument was constructed in 1976 in the memory of Thiruvalluvar, who wrote his famous Thirukkural about 2,000 years before.