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About Guindy National Park

This is one of India’s few parks situated within a metropolis and is the 8th smallest national park in the country. Located within the city limits of Chennai, the Guindy National Park covers an area of 2.82 sq km. Earlier the park formed part of the Raj Bhawan (official residence of Tamil Nadu Governor) which was known as the “Guindy Lodge” hence the name. The park has some beautiful forests, scrub lands, streams and lakes. One of the key attractions of the park are its black bucks - a rare Indian Antelope found only in India. Other animals that can be spotted are white buck, river otter, hyena, civet cat, bonnet monkey, jackals, pangolin, spotted deer, hedgehog and common mongoose. In all the park boasts 14 species of mammals, 130 species of birds, over 60 species of butterflies and a wide variety of different invertebrates. There is also a Children's Park that has a mini-railway, elephant and pony rides (over the weekends) swings and playgrounds. There is a mini zoo that house various birds, deer, peacocks etc. In addition there is a Snake Park which showcases pythons, king cobras, vipers etc. There are also certain species of tortoise and turtles; the endangered star turtle can also be found here. Entry fee to the Children’s Park and Snake Park is separate.

Pro Tip: Do cover the Children's Park if you have kids with you. Also cover the Snake Park at the same time. As these places are next to each other. Though entry is separate for each of these and the Guindy National Park.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 3 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Pets
  • Entry Fee Adults : INR 20 Child : INR 5 Camera Photo : INR 20 Video : INR 100
  • Closed On Tuesdays
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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