Guindy National Park in Chennai

One of the smallest national parks in India.

One of the smallest national parks in India. | Photo credit: Manokaran M/wikimedia

Guindy National Park Overview

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Located close to Raj Bhavan, Guindy National Park is an extension to the grounds of the official residence of the governors of Tamil Nadu. Spanning across an area of 270 hectares, this thorn forest is touted to be the smallest national park in India. Despite the size, the park is home to 400 blackbucks, 2,000 spotted deers, 24 jackals and other animal species like chital, pangolin, elephant, jungle cat, toddy cat and Indian civet.

Not just animals, you can also spot rare bird species including black winged kite, honey buzzard and pariah kite here. This park provides a lot of opportunities for children to learn about various animals and birds. Whether you are an adult or a child, the park will be an interesting getaway for you and is ideal for a day outing with family.

  • Opening Closing Time 9 am to 6 pm

  • Entrance Fee INR 15 (Adult); INR 10 (Child); INR 25 (Camera); INR 150 (Video)

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Location

Guindy Raj Bhawan, 259 Anna Salai, DMS Compound, Teynampet, Chennai