Madambakkam is a small settlement situated close to Tambaram in Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu. Spanning over an area of about eight sq km, Madambakkam is bounded in the east by
Sholinganallur, in the south-west by Vandalur, in the north by
Sembakkam, in the west by
Peerkankaranai, in the south-east by Injambakkam and in the north-west by Tambaram.
Madambakkam is about 37 km from Chennai. Ambattur, one of the biggest industrial estates in South Asia, is nearly 31 km away.
Madambakkam was once known as Ulaguyyavanda-Chola Chaturvedimangalam. The place was a part of the ancient territorial subdivision called Nedugunra Nadu in Puliyur-Kottam, Jayamkonda-Cholamandalam.
Dhenupureeswarar Temple, an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the prime attraction. The temple is situated in serene surroundings. It is a protected monument under the care of the Archaeological Survey of India. Madambakkam Temple Complex lies near the Dhenupureeswarar Temple.
Nearby tourist spots include Pichaleeswarar Temple at Panapakkam, Vandalur Zoo, Nanganallur, Sri Rama Anjaneya Temple and Pallavaram. Accommodation facilities are available at Tambaram.
Chennai International Airport is the nearest airport. Tambaram Railway Station serves the town. Madambakkam can be approached from Tambaram by road.