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Guindy National Park

Guindy Raj Bhawan | 259 Anna Salai, DMS Compound, Teynampet, Chennai (Madras), India
+91-44-24321471
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Type: National Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Here’s a national park right in the heart of the city. The park covers 2.82 square kilometers and is home to an impressive number of mammals and... more » Owner description: Here’s a national park right in the heart of the city. The park covers 2.82 square kilometers and is home to an impressive number of mammals and insects that are a huge attraction for the children. It’s a pleasant surprise to see this vast array of biodiversity in the heart of the city. « less
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Bangalore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The Guindy national park is probably one of the smallest national parks in India. It doesn't cover a huge space but has got few animals that are placed well spaced out in the park. You would get to see elephants, foxes, mongoose, jackals, spotted deers and a few birds.There are a lot of stone seats available for you to take... More

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Bangalore
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Guindy National Park and Snake Park are in Guindy is a good family picnic spot. It is the smallest of the national parks in India. It is a sanctuary to the endangered Black Bucks, Spotted Deer. Mongoose, Jackals, Monkeys, reptiles and birds also live there. The zoo was started with the idea of providing children a natural environment, to educate... More

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Tinsukia, India
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We visited this park on the late afternoon of 16th April, 2014. My children enjoyed the park very much. The highlight of the park was the deer who was very friendly with human beings. The park had sufficient benches and shades for the visitors. The birds too were very attractive and beautiful.I loved the monkeys.

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Ohio
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Guindy National Park is not to be confused with an amusement park. This is an area of biodiversity within a metropolitan area. Once about 5 square kilometers and now reduced to half its size by the indiscriminate felling and construction by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. It is a natural conservatory for 400 blackbucks, 2,000 spotted deer, 24 jackals,... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The name Guindy National Park....is very misleading. Once upon a time this park was a zoo, but now it is uncared and unkempt, since the zoo has moved to a beter and bigger place. There are a few enclosures and a snake park. An aquarium, nothing to boast about. Visitors will definately be disappointed. Tuesday is a weekly holiday and... More

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Shillong, India
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This is a very good zoo. I thoroughly enjoyed the snake and reptiles park. However since it was heavily raining the day I had visited it, I had to cut my trip short. Would love to visit again.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The park has been so nice since I have been visiting it since 2008. Love the environment there. There are variety of animals around and deer to be the prominent. People should not be allowed to bring eatables or plastic covers inside the premises as they tend to feed animals the junks like ice creams, pop corns and plastic covers.... More

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Bhopal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Spread over a reasonably good area, it can be an ideal getaway if one doesnt want to spend the whole day outside home. 2-3 hrs would be sufficient inside. Animals are caged. But they have sufficient space for roaming around freely. Variety of Deer species can be seen. As part of my experience a huge deer was loitering around outside... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This guindy national park is in the heart of the city. It is a small park with few animals. It has few different types of birds, deers, Parrort,Lovebirds,duck etc. So if you have kids below 8 who like to see such kind of animals/birds the this would be an ideal place. Infrastrucutre: It is not poor, But OK. It has... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I had visited this part in Dec 2012 and this is a great place to be with family (incl kids) or as couples. They have variety of flora and fauna in here and the place is centrally located. The park can be maintained well considering the footfall and ticket collection and the variety can be improved. while we visited 5... More

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