Porur is located in the south part of the city under the taluk of Poonamallee. Earlier Porur was called Perur Nadu and now it is a residential area. Porur is a well-developing locality with facilities like schools, institutes, residential flats, shopping malls, theatres, markets, temples, churches, parks, It companies, water bodies, and so on.
Porur lake is the primary lake for the people in Chennai. The water capacity of this lake is about 46 million cubic feet (mcft). The popular landmark of Porur is Porur Lake, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (SRMC & RI), and Kapaleeshwarar Temple.
The popular temples in Porur are Machakara Balamurugan Temple,
Sri Aadhi Gubera Jalakandeshwarar Temple, Sri Muniswarat Swami Swetamber Jain Temple, Sethu Kshetram, Nataraja Temple, Porur Lake Shiva Temple, Sai Baba Temple, Siva Veera Anjeneyar Temple, Shri Maha Varahi Temple, Shri Arulmigu Porur Ayyapan Temple,
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Arulmigu Lakshmi Vinayagar Temple, Sri Venkatesa Perumal Temple.
The Top schools in Porur are Pon Vidyashram Group of CBSE Schools, Swajas international school & activity center, Chettiar Agaram Primary School, Arulmigu Meenakshi Amman Public Secondary School, Sathyalok Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Municipal Corporation Primary School, St. Mary's Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Grace Matriculation Higher Secondary School, M.K.M. Matriculation Hr. Sec. School, and Rajiv School Of Excellence.
The top colleges in Porur are Sri Ramachandra Medical College Chennai, Venkateswara Homoeopathic Medical College, Sri Ramachandra Dental College, Department Of Environmental Health Engineering, Apollo Group Of College, and Sri Ramachandra Engineering and Technology.
The famous churches in Porur are the Church Of Holy Spirit, St. Joseph's Church, Kirupasanam Church Of Christ, Kristu Jyothi Church, Harvest Assembly of God church, New Creation Covenant Church, St.Francis Xavier's Church, Speak Lord Church, Porur Evangelical Church, Sharon Church, and Grace Church of GOD.
The Hospitals in Porur are Chennai Circumcision Hospital, JK Hospital, Parvathi Hospital, Vasuki, Dr.Agarwal's Eye Hospital, Shanthi Hospital, Dr. Gupta's Hospital, Dr. Dhananjayans Hospitals, and Kedar Hospital.