Introduction:

Guindy National Park is located in Chennai, South India. The Park is spread over an area of 2.70 square kilometers of land. The Silent Valley National Park is one of the smallest National Parks in the State. Guindy National Park is adjacent to Snake Park and Chennai IIT.

History:

Guindy Park was originally a Game Reserve. Earlier, a garden space was carved out of the Guindy forest and a residence called the Guindy Lodge was built by Governor William Langhorne which had helped St Thomas Mount to make it a place for rest and recreation. The remaining of the forest area was owned by a British citizen named Gilbert Rodericks from whom it was purchased by the government in 1821. The original area of 505 ha was established as a Reserve Forest in 1910.

Flora:

Guindy National Park has rarest vegetation type – the tropical dry evergreen vegetation. A total number of 350 species of plants including shrubs, climbers, herbs and grasses and over 24 varieties of trees found here. Apart from this there is around 150 species odf birds residing in the Park.

Fauna:

Guindy National Park is filled with rich fauna and there and is home to 2000 spotted deer, 24 jackals, a variety of snakes, geckos, a wide variety of snakes tortoises, geckos.

Activities:

Guidy National Park is a good place for Nature Lovers, Adventure Seekers, Photo Fanatics.

Best time to visit:

Guindy National Park is open throughout the year.

Timings and Fee:

Visitors are advised to get in touch with officials of the sanctuary for complete information entry timings and fee. Usually the Park remains open between 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM. Closed on Tuesdays.

Accommodation:

There are several accommodation options around Guindy National Park to accommodate outsiders or tourists. Visitors are advised to get in touch with us to get know about accommodation and other facilities along with charges.

Getting There:

By Road: Can be reached anywhere from Chennai

By Train: Nearest railway station is Chennai (12 KM)

By Air: Nearest airport is Chennai (Meenambakkam) (16 KM)