Panagal Park, Chennai

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Panagal Park is a park and a locality in T Nagar, Chennai. The park is named after the Raja of Panagal, the Chief Minister of Madras Presidency who created the park. It is an important junction and is the commercial centre of T Nagar.
When the Long Lake on the western peripheral region of the old city was drained out and the area of T. Nagar was newly carved out of the existing neighborhood of Mambalam in 1923, a park was developed in the centre of the new locality intended to be a residential one. The park was named Panagal Park honouring the then Chief Minister of Madras, the Raja of Panagal.
In the early days, there was a public radio inside the park to cater the visitors who gathered there to listen to music and news and stayed till the last news broadcast at 7.15 p.m.
The architect of Panagal Park was Ganesh Iyer.
The park covers 8acre and has three entry points.
In 2008, the Chennai Corporation started renovating the park at a cost of 13 million. The renovated works included construction of children's play area and public convenience, beautification of the three entry points, development of lotus pond and sitting gallery, construction of walkways and development of landscaped lawn.
The renovated park was reopened on 21 February 2010.
Panagal Park is home to many commercial establishments and department stores. Almost all the shops are concentrated on South Usman Road and Ranganathan Street.
Several high-end retail stores surround the park, including Sri Krishna Collections, Nalli Chinnasamy Chetti, Pothys, Saravana Stores, and Sri Kumaran Silks.
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  • I've been to Chennai multiple times since I was a kid. All the time we go to T. Nagar when we need to do shopping. This time, when my parents went shopping, I decided to curiously explore Panagal Park...  more »
  • I feel,Parks are a gift to mankind.With the present day trend of the concrete jungle all around parks are such a welcome change whew one can just go sit & enjoy the serene atmosphere or walk or read a...  more »
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  • Panagal park the one stop destination in Chennai for all your shopping needs. From clothes to Jewellery you can get anything and everything . There are lots of street side shops with great food and lots of toys would be sold for kids outside the stores. People can clothes from the low to High range around this area. It will be very crowded during festival times. If will be advisable not to commute in your transport
  • A very nice place to relax and spend time with family or friends. Kids will have a great time playing in all the equipment. I wish there were something more engaging for the adults too.
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