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Guindy National Park in Chennai

·  Summer: 22 to 42° C (Very Hot)
·  Winter: 18 to 32° C (Cool)
·  Monsoon: June to August

Best time to visit:  November to February

Opening Time: 09:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:30 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Tuesdays

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 15
Children:  Free (belo
Cameras:  INR 25
Video Camera:  INR 150
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 15
Children:  Free (belo
Cameras:  INR 25
Video Camera:  INR 150
Showcasing its uniqueness in more than one way, Guindy National Park in Chennai is one of the very few national parks that is located inside a city. The smallest of all national parks in India, Guindy National Park is a habitat to the rarest vegetation type viz. the tropical dry evergreen vegetation. Spread in about 22 acres, the national park has more than 60 species of butterflies and spiders.
Home to black buck, mongoose, jackals and spotted deers, toddy cats, Indian civet and chital, Guindy National Park plays a major role in both ex-situ and in-situ conservation. The Guindy National Park attracts tourist by its Snake Park that is a sanctuary for a variety of snakes, crocodiles and turtles. Other than animals, the park also houses over 100 bird species such as honey buzzard, pariah kite and black winged kite.
Adjacent to the Snake Park is the Children’s Park that entertains and educates kids about the natural environment, animals, and creates awareness on conservation.


Road: Guindy National Park is well-connected to all parts of India by road. TSTC and private buses are available to serve nearby cities. You can take deluxe or semi-deluxe buses from Cochin, Bangalore, Coimbatore and Hyderabad.

Railway: Chennai Central (located about 13 km.) is the nearest railway station to reach the national park. You can book a cab from the station to the park. Daily trains from major cities of the country are available.

Airway: Anna International Airport (located about 10 km.) is the nearest airport to reach the national park. Daily flights from major cities of India are available.