Dating areas chennai

Ancient coins dating to around 500 BC have also been unearthed from the city and its surrounding areas.A portion of these findings belonged to the Vijayanagara Empire, which ruled the region during the medieval period.

The Pallavas of Kanchi built the areas of Mahabalipuram and Pallavaram during the reign of Mahendravarman I.Chennai is one of the 100 Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under the Smart Cities Mission.It was derived from the name of a Telugu ruler, Damarla Mudirasa Chennappa Nayakudu, father of Damarla Venkatapathy Nayak, a Nayak ruler who served as a general under Venkata III of the Vijayanagar Empire from whom the British acquired the town in 1639.Two major rivers flow through Chennai, the Cooum River (or Koovam) through the centre and the Adyar River to the south.A third river, the Kortalaiyar, travels through the northern fringes of the city before draining into the Bay of Bengal, at Ennore.

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