Guindy National Park, Chennai

Guindy National Park | One of the best places to visit in Chennai

LocationRangeguindy, Chennai (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsIt opens between 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. all through the week except and Tuesday. Entry fee for adult is INR 15 and for children is INR 10.
Place TypePark & Garden, Nature Sites and Parks
Place visit withFamily, Kids, Parants
Best time to visitJanuary, February, March
Nearest MetroSaidapet Metro Station (2 KM) Little Mount Metro Station (2 KM) Guindy Metro Station (1 KM) Arignar Anna Alandur Metro Station (2 KM)

About Guindy National Park

Guindy National Park is a protected area of Tamil Nadu located in Chennai, India, it is the 8th smallest national park in India and one of the very few national parks located inside a city. The original area of 505 hectares was established as a reserve forest in 1910. It extends deep inside the Governor's estate with beautiful forests, scrub lands, lakes and rivers.

Architecture of Guindy National Park

Designated as a protected area in Tamil Nadu, Guindy National Park covers an area of 2.70 sq km, and is one of the few national parks located within the city limits. For ex-situ conservation, approximately 22 acres (8.9 ha) of Guindy National Park have been designated as a children's park and play area in the northeast corner of the national park, which houses a collection of animals and birds.

Interesting facts about Guindy National Park

  1. The park has two large ponds, Kollai (KK Tank) and Appalam Kolam (AK Tank), in addition to two ponds, which usually dry up during the summer. The presence of the park and surrounding green areas resulted in the green lung nickname of Chennai for the Adyar-Guindy region.
  2. There are many other famous institutes around the park like Anna Technological University, Central Leather Research Institute, Cancer Institute and Chennai Race Course. Nearby great leaders of India, Mahatma Gandhi, K. Kamaraj and C. Rajagopalachari, Bakthavatchalam, the park regularly organizes lecture-demonstration in languages like Tamil, Hindi and English.
  3. There is a new interpretation center about the biodiversity of the park. Entry to this protected reserve is restricted, and visitors can enter the main area only if maintained by a forest ranger of the Forest Department.
  4. The rear south-eastern part of the park is connected to the campus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. On its northern side on Sardar Patel Road are Cancer Institute, CLRI campus, Anna University, Raj Bhavan and Gandhi Mandapam, Kamaraj Memorial and Rajaji Memorial.

How to reach Guindy National Park

By Air:- Chennai International Airport is located at a distance of 10.2 km from Guindy National Park. You can easily hire a taxi, book a cab.

By Bus:- The park is located in the heart of the city and hence a lot of buses pass through the park. 1B, 21G, B29N, D70 and PP21 are some of the lines that will stop at Guindy Bus Stop.

By Road:- You can hire a cab, book online, park an auto or drive yourself.

By Rail: The nearest railway station is Kasturba Nagar MRTS station which is less than a kilometer away.

Nearby famous places

  • Guindy Snake Park 25 minutes away
  • Ashtalakshmi Temple 2.2 km away
  • Marundeshwar Temple 2.8 km away
  • BM Birla Planetarium 17 mins away
  • Ramakrishna Temple 3.4 km away
  • Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir 4.3 km away
  • Besant Nagar Beach. Guindy Snake Park
  • Mylapore 3.9 km away
  • Kapaleshwar Temple 4.8 km away
  • Arupdai Veedu Temple 2 kms away
  • Gandhi Statue 2.1 km away
  • San Thome Church 4.1 km away
  • Parthasarathy Temple 6.2 km away
  • Vadapalani Murugan Temple 6.2 KMway
  • Kamakshi Amman Temple 5.5 km away
  • VGP Universal Kingdom 3.7 km away
  • Jagannath Temple 3.6 km away
  • Forum Vijaya Mall 6.5 km away

Guindy National Park FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Rangeguindy, Chennai.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Guindy National Park: It opens between 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. all through the week except and Tuesday. Entry fee for adult is INR 15 and for children is INR 10..

𝒜. You should visit Guindy National Park during January, February, March months for best experience.

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