Kelambakkam is a rapidly growing suburb of Chennai in Tamil Nadu state in India. It is situated on the Old Mamallapuram Road (also known as the IT corridor/ Rajiv Gandhi Salai). It is located just 5 km from Siruseri IT Park. It is another important junction which connects GST and ECR Road after Sholinganalur.
Tourist attractions include Kovalam beach, the old church for St. Mary in Kovalam, Thiruvidanthai Nithya Kalyana Perumal temple and Tiruporur Murugan Temple.
Kelambakkam attracts office workers from nearby SIPCOT siruseri IT/ BPO companies.
One of the most important health centers in the region is Chettinad Health City. It houses a hospital and a nursing college called Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute (CHRI) under Chettinad University. Chettinad University attracts students not only from India but also other parts of Asia. Another prominent health care centre on the Vandalur Road is Praveena Hospital which provides outpatient services to people from areas nearby.
Famous Saibaba Temple is very nearby. Sri Siva Shankar Baba's Ashram called Sree Ramarajya is situated off the Vandalur Road in Kelambakkam. A residential area in Kelambakkam is Sathankuppam. Many nagars have been developed here, like Jothy Nagar, Jothy Nagar Welfare Land,ANNA NAGAR, Kanaga Parameshwaran Nagar, Balaji Nagar, Ajith nagar, Mogambigai Nagar, Susheela Nagar, Ganapathi nagar, Lakshmi Avenue, Krishna nagar, VIP Nagar, Sri Sai Vighar and Sri nagar, Srinivasa Nagar, Rajeshwari Nagar. Kelambakkam has a fish market.
The population in this area is around 20000.
The Kelambakkam quarry is a trail for off-road enthusiasts from Chennai.
Many apartments like Purva Swanlake, Akshaya Today, Akshaya January, PBEL city, Vijay Shanthi(Lotus Pond) and villas like Humming Birds, Vijaya Raja has came up in Kelambakkam.
Many leading banks like HDFC bank, AXIS bank, Tamilnadu Mercantile Bank, ICICI Bank and City Union Bank are available in Kelambakkam.
All automobile showrooms like ROYAL Enfield, Yamaha, Hero, Honda, TVS, SUZUKI are available in Kelambakkam.
The area is one of the 163 notified areas (megalithic sites) in the state of Tamil Nadu.