Tuesday, January 21, 2014

What You Know About Madras-NYT Top Destinations In 2014

Madras has been chosen by NYT as one of the top World destinations to be covered in 2014 .I started asking this question to myself,what made NYT  to choose Madras as the only Indian city as as one of the 52 places to go in 2014.Chennai the capital of Tamil Nadu had been placed at 26.The city is live throughout the year with festivals and boasts of being a national cultural capital.The warm climate throughout the year attracts Tourists from all over the world. NYT selection will make it to come limelight and will attract more and more people to visit Chennai.

The villages in and around Madras are more than 1000 years old.

It was ruled by British,Ditch,French,Portuguese at different times and one can see their Architectures spread across the city.
Hyder Ali, Nawab of Arcot, Khilji Dynasty Sultans all had one time made the city as capital for their empire.

Different parts of the city names have been derived over a period based on the activities carried over a period of time.

The place AVADI represents the Defence establishment name Armoured Vehicles and Ammunition Depot of India.

CHROMEPET got its name from so many Chrome Leather Factories were there in and around this place.Now eithe the factories are closed or moved to outskirts and the factory lands have been converted to residential complexes.

KODAMBAKKAM came to be called after the Garden meant for Horses kept by an ancient Nawab and in Hindi was called as Ghoda Bagh

TEYNAMPET  was a place full of Coconut Trees and in Tamil was called as Thennam Pettai.

SAIDAPET came from Syed Shaw Pettai name of a person.

CHEPAUK was derived from the Urudu word Che Baga (Six Gardens)

PONY BAZAAR is a short form for Soundara Pandi Bazaar.

MANDAIVELI was once a Goat and cattle grazing ground and derive from the Tamil word Mandhai Veli

MAMBALAM got its name because of Vilva Leaves Trees in this area.

PALLAVARAM was once ruled by Pallava Dynasty Kings and hence its name.

PANAGAL PARK was named after the first Governor of Madras Panagal Raja.

THYGARAYA NAGAR was named after Justice Sir P.T.Thyagaraja Chettiar.

PERAMBUR was once the forest full of Bambaoo trees and from  its Tamil name Perambu

Coming back NYT selects cities through an extensive screening processes and based on the suggestion received from its contributing writers and some compelling reasons which include a New Museum being opened,A great public transport system like Metro rail being introduced or a historical Anniversary

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