Guindy National Park
Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Main Faunal Attraction: Occurrence Of Rare Indian Antelope
Encompasses: A Snake Park And A Children's Park
Famous As: A Picnic Spot
The smallest National Park of the country situated in the Chennai Metropolitan City arguably is the only National Park set amidst a metro in India. Acting as a lung to Chennai, this National Park boasts of dry evergreen scrubs and thorn forests with a composition of animals viz. Black Buck, Chital, Jackal, Pangolin and a variety of Avi fauna. This could be visited through out the year. Other
1200mm; 2. Access: Chennai
This national park encompasses a Snake Park and a Children's park as
The Wildlife Warden, DMS Compound, Anna salai, Chennai-600 006. Phone No.: 044-432 1471.
A scrub forest area spread over 16.41 sq.km. this sanctuary is situated in Thuthukudi (Tuticorin) District. Blackbuck, Spotted deer, Macaques, jungle cat, Mangoose and hares are aplenty. This sanctuary can be visited throughout the year.
Guindy Park boasts of over 24 varieties of trees, for example, Amona Squamosa, Atlanta Monoplylla, Feronia Limonia, Azadirachta India, etc. to mention a few. Also more than 14 varieties of shrubs are also found in the park.
The main faunal attraction of this park is the occurrence of rare Indian Antelope popularly known as the "Black Buck", found nowhere in the world except India. Over 14 types of mammals like Elephant, Antelope, Spotted Deer, Jungle Cat, Toddy Cat, Indian civet, etc. can also be seen here.
How To Get There
: Chennai has an airport with both domestic and international terminals. Regular flights connect Chennai with the major cities within the country and also with countries like USA, Singapore, U.K., etc.
Rail : Chennai is well connected by rail with the important towns and cities within and beyond the state.
Road : State transport buses and private buses connect Chennai with the major towns and cities within the country. Local trains, city buses, auto rickshaws and taxis are also available for local transportation.
Where To Stay
Being the capital city of the state, Chennai is well equipped with various kinds of accommodation options, varying from economic class to luxurious ones.