Primarily a residential area, Porur is believed to have existed since the reign of the Pallavas and is now known for its vegetable markets and manufacturing industries, apart from the many residential complexes that have sprung up over the years. In terms of connectivity, the Chennai International Airport is around 15 km away while Chennai Central Railway Station is about 18 km from this locality. Yet another ideal location when it comes to finding accommodation, Porur is swarmed by shops selling everything from textiles to medicine, eateries, banks and ATMs, stalls selling fresh vegetables and flowers, hospitals and corporate offices. In terms of the type of accommodation available in and around Porur, there’s quite a number of options to explore. When booking hotels in Porur, there are a number of decent budget properties that offer basic yet comfy rooms while going easy on your pocket. In addition to this, there are 2-star and 3-star rated hotels near Porur that offer clean and economically priced rooms. If finance is not a constraint, choose from a list of well-equipped serviced apartments in Porur and enjoy your stay in Chennai. If you are a foodie, the options to eat out in Porur are endless. Heera Biryani & Fast Food, MB, Friends Cafe, Al Ajwain and Copper Kitchen are just some of the many restaurants that you must eat at when in Porur. As for visiting popular tourist destinations, the MA Chidambaram Stadium,Santhome Church and Marina Beach are within 20 km of this residential locality.