Aminjikarai, originally called as Amaindhakarai is one of the prominent localities in Chennai. It is located on the banks of the Cooum River. The arterial Poonamallee High Road (NH 4) runs passing through this locale serves an important road connectivity to other parts of the city. The nearest suburban railway station is Nungambakkam Railway Station. Chennai International Airport is at brief driving distance from this area. Aminjikarai was annexed to Madras District in the year 1946, Arumbakkam and Anna Nagar were carved out of Aminjikarai in the '50s and '70s. The Nelson Manickam Road that traverses through this locale is an important commercial road in Chennai city. Almost all major companies have their offices in this area. The Nelson Manickam Road acts as a chief connector between central Chennai and Aminjikarai, thus transforming it into a prime residential area in the city. Owing to the rise in offices and commercial hubs in the locality, it has also become host to a variety of entertainment and recreational hubs. Local transport is very strong in the area and hence has quick connectivity with all major establishments in and around the place. There are also some major schools and colleges in the vicinity that have made this place even more appealing.