A vibrant beachside locality in the South Indian metropolitan city of Chennai, Besant Nagar has Adyar to its West, the Bay of Bengal to its East, Adyar Estuary to its North, and Thiruvanmiyur to its South. Besant Nagar was developed into a residential hub during the 1970s by the Tamil Nadu Housing Board. Named after renowned theosophist Annie Besant, this area boasts a tranquil ambiance replete with banyan trees. Besant Nagar is now where a good number of celebrities and wealthy people in the city reside. Cafes, restaurants, boutiques, and shops are a common sight in Besant Nagar. The major crowd-puller here is Elliot’s Beach, that is located at one end of the Marina Beach extension. Other prominent landmarks here include the Kalakshetra Academy, Ashtalakshmi Temple, and the Annai Velankanni Church. Besant Nagar was developed into a residential hub during the 1970s by the Tamil Nadu Housing Board. The bus terminal at Besant Nagar is frequented by nearly 85 buses, transporting over 4000 passengers on a daily basis. Besant Nagar lies around 13 km away from Chennai Central Railway Station and 16.6 km away from Chennai International Airport.Being one of the major localities in the capital city, Besant Nagar offers numerous accommodation choices. Service apartments in Besant Nagar Chennai are a fantastic option if you are unsure of the duration of your stay in the city and you have a substantial budget kept aside for accommodation. These service apartments in Besant Nagar come fully-furnished and equipped with hotel-like amenities/facilities that include free Wifi connectivity, full-fledged kitchenette, prompt room service, complimentary breakfast, air-conditioning, intercom facility, a TV with DTH/cable connection, ensuite bathrooms providing running hot water and stocked with toiletries. Laundry service, round-the-clock security, on-site parking, and a fitness centre/gym may also be included.The list of tourist attractions in/close to Besant Nagar includes Arulmigu Ashtalakshmi Temple, Adyar Banyan Tree, Annai Velankanni Shrine, Karl Schmidt Memorial, Arupadai Veedu Murugan Temple, Besant Gardens, Edward Elliot’s Beach, and Rathnagiriswarar Temple. The best-rated restaurants in/around Besant Nagar include Prems Graama Bhojanam, Blind Chemistry, Broken Bridge Cafe, BurgerMan, Cleo’s Grill & Cafe, Little Italy, Hamsa, Fromage, BOAT - Based On A True Story, Superstar Pizza, and Flower Power Tea Room. The Grand Mall and Phoenix Marketcity are great spots where you can go on a shopping spree. In case of medical emergencies, proceed to RSR’s Trinity Acute Care Hospital or Orthomed Multispeciality Hospital.
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