Kosapet is a neighbourhood of Chennai. The name is a corruption of Kuyavar Pettai (“Potter’s Locality”), and originated due to the concentration of potters and artisans in this area. The area is Ward 98 (Zone 7) of Chennai Corporation.Quiet, mainly residential Pallikaranai is dominated by the Pallikaranai Bird Watching Area, a sprawling marshland habitat for flamingos and glossy ibis, as well as rare species and migratory birds. A park with paths surrounds the peaceful Lotus Pond, while centuries-old Shri Aadhipureeswarar Temple has an ornately carved exterior. Biryani and vegetarian eateries, plus Indian sweet shops, dot Velachery Main Road.