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Guindy National Park

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Visit Duration: 2-3 Hours

Timings: Everyday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Entry type: Paid

Entry Fee: 15

Entry Details: Adult - INR 15; Students of Government schools - INR 2; Students of in Private schools - INR 10

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Guindy National Park, which covers an area of 2.70 KM square, is considered to be India's eighth-smallest national park. Additionally, it is the only park that is located in the exact center of a city. The park was created in 1978 with the intention of protecting some of the unique and endangered wildlife species. To achieve this, all human activities—including poaching, hunting, and other such pursuits—are strictly prohibited in the park. The park effectively supports more than 350 plant species, 150 bird species, and 14 wild animal species within its clearly defined bounds. Along with several amphibians and reptiles, one may see more than 60 different species of spiders and butterflies. 

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Guindy National Park

Highlights of Guindy National Park

1. Chennai Snake Park: Chennai Snake Park, India's first reptile park, is located in Guindy National Park near to the Children's Park. It is filled with a wide range of fascinating reptiles and amphibians.

2. Guindy Children Park: This modest playground is filled with a variety of slides and swings for the young children to enjoy. While you wait for the food you ordered from the nearby cafe, the kids can have their fair share of delight here. You can also attempt one or two of the slides for a change.Gandhi Mandapam: Gandhi Mandapam is a collection of memorial buildings on Sardar Patel Road. Gandhi's memorial was the first building, therefore it was given his name. One must visit there to see the remaining exquisitely designed memorials as well.

3. Rajaji Memorial: Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, the last Governor-General of India, was born and formerly resided at Rajaji Memorial. The building has a library and a gallery with photos that provide a view into the man's life.

 

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Guindy National Park Overview

Guindy National Park, which covers an area of 2.70 KM square, is considered to be India's eighth-smallest national park. Additionally, it is the only park that is located in the exact center of a city. The park was created in 1978 with the intention of protecting some of the unique and endangered wildlife species. To achieve this, all human activities—including poaching, hunting, and other such pursuits—are strictly prohibited in the park. The park effectively supports more than 350 plant species, 150 bird species, and 14 wild animal species within its clearly defined bounds. Along with several amphibians and reptiles, one may see more than 60 different species of spiders and butterflies. 

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Points Of Interest for Guindy National Park

There are more than 24 different tree species and 350 different types of other plants in the park, which has a richness of natural greenery. Albizia Amara, Sal, and Chloroxylon species are the evergreen and deciduous trees that may be found in the park. There are also a few Sal Forest blotches whose survival we have endangered. There are a few tropical dry evergreen scrublands, including Carissa spinarum, Ziziphus glaberrima, Catunaregam Spinosa, and Dichrostachys cinerea. Additional tree species include the Manilkara hexandra, Drypetes septaria, Mimusops elengi, Flacourtia indica, strychnine tree, Eugenia spp., Atlanta Monophylla, Ceylon ebony, Annona Squamosa, Feronia Limonia, Azadirachta Indica, etc.

In addition to more than 60 different kinds of spiders and butterflies, the park is home to more than 14 different species of wild animals, 150 different bird species, and countless reptiles and amphibians. Black-naped hare, blackbuck, three-striped palm squirrel, dhole, common mongoose, hyena, jackal, bonnet macaque, hedgehog, and Indian spotted chevrotain are only a few examples of mammals. Grey Partridge, Paradise Fly Catcher, Crow Pheasant, Parrot, Black-winged Kite, Eagle, Golden-backed Woodpecker, Stone Curlew, Parakeet, Tailor Bird, Pochard, Open-billed Storks, and Honey Buzzard are just a few of the native and migratory bird species included.  Additionally, there are a number of endangered reptiles, including the Fan-throated Lizard, Indian Monitor Lizard, Saw-scaled Viper, Chameleons, and Geckos.

 

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Best time to visit Guindy National Park

The months of October through May are ideal for visiting Guindy National Park. You can expect to see a variety of animal species during this period in their natural habitats. One can count on a pleasant temperature and relatively little humidity in the air during the first few months of winter. One can anticipate seeing more species of birds from different parts of the world because this is also the time of year when birds migrate to the park.

 

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Q. Where is Guindy National Park located?

Q. Where is Guindy National Park located?

A. Guindy National Park is located in the city of Chennai, which is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is situated within the city limits, making it one of the few national parks in the world located within a metropolitan area.

 

Q. How to reach Guindy National Park?

Q. How to reach Guindy National Park?

A. One can travel by air as  Guindy National Park is located 10.2 kilometers from Chennai International Airport. From the origin city, you can take a direct or connecting flight to the airport, then use local transportation to go the remaining distance. From the airport to the park, you can easily use a taxi, reserve a cab, or hail a car. By Bus due to the park's central location in the city, numerous buses pass by the park every day. Some of the lines that will stop at Guindy Bus Stop include 1B, 21G, B29N, D70, and PP21. One can descend there and continue the whole distance to the park by foot

Q. What kind of wildlife can be found in Guindy National Park?

Q. What kind of wildlife can be found in Guindy National Park?

A. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including blackbucks, spotted deer, jackals, civets, and various bird species. It also has a snake park that houses different snake species.

 

Q. Is photography allowed in Guindy National Park?

Q. Is photography allowed in Guindy National Park?

A. Yes, photography is generally allowed in the park. However, there may be restrictions in certain areas or for specific wildlife species to minimize disturbance to the animals.

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