Guindy Park – Snake Park and Children’s Park

Guindy Park is one of the smallest National Parks in India. Guindy national park has an area of just 2.70 square kilometres. Guindy National park is the 8th smallest national park in India.

Guindy is situated in the heart of Chennai city, Tamilnadu state, India. Guindy National park is located next to Raj Bhavan, the official residence of the governor of the state of Tamilnadu.

Painted Stork inside Guindy national par
Painted Stork inside national park at Guindy

Guindy National Park extends into the Raj Bhavan compound also. The park consists of forests, scrub-lands, lakes, streams, etc.

There is a snake park and a children’s park on the periphery of the National park, Chennai. A fossilized tree specimen, estimated to be about 20 million years old is there in the Children’s park. It is a much sought after destination for the school children of Chennai. Snake Park and Children’s Park has separate entry gates with separate entry fee to be paid.

This national park at Gundy has a sizable population of Spotted Deer numbering around 2,000. The park also has around 400 blackbucks and 24 jackals.  There are around 150 bird species, 14 mammal species and 60 species of butterflies, and the same number of spider species.  There are 9 species of amphibians. Endangered species like star tortoise is also found inside the National park at Guindy.

How Do I Go to Guindy National Park, Chennai?

Park at Guindy can be accessed via Sardar Patel Road next to the Adyar Cancer Institute, Chennai. It is also close to  Anna University and I.I.T. Chennai.

Indira Nagar railway station is the nearest railway station to the park, on the MRTS  (Mass Rapid Transport System, an elevated suburban railway network). Gindy or Saidapet stations on the Tambaram – Beach suburban railway line is also close to the park. Those travelling by Chennai Metro train can get down at Gindy or Saidapet station and take a bus or auto-rickshaw to reach the National Park.

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