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Address: Guindy Raj Bhawan | 259 Anna Salai, DMS Compound, Teynampet, Chennai (Madras), India
Phone Number: +91-44-24321471
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Here’s a national park right in the heart of the city. The park covers...
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.
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Only for schoolkids

I was slightly disappointed.. the only positive was that I didn't have to spend much on entry, plus I didn't have to go the extra distance as it's within the city. There's nothing... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I was slightly disappointed.. the only positive was that I didn't have to spend much on entry, plus I didn't have to go the extra distance as it's within the city. There's nothing much inside: It has 2 gates- one for snake park which also has crocodiles, and the other's a mini zoo- deers, monkeys, birds, peacocks, etc- all caged... More 

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Chennai
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78 reviews 78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

As kids, we grew up with only the Guindy National Park doubling as the Zoo @ Chennai. Later...came the Vandalur Zoo which took most of the animals (mostly wild) from Guindy to Vandalur. Must have been there over 10 times before I was 10 yrs old... atleast 6+ times during my kids growing stages...definitely kicked a lot of nice old... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I went there expecting a bit variety of animals and to spend couple hrs, however didn't stay 1h. A bit disappointing the whole park, quite small and very few animals. Good side, at least I only paid 20 rupees

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Gurgaon, India
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

All you can find here is more of deers, monkeys and few birds like peacock, peahens and parrots. I remember seeing quite a lot of animals when I was a kid. But its been more than 20 years since then. The park surely requires maintenance and renovation. On the whole it is surely a place for timepass, nothing more than... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I went there by lot of Expectations..But disappointed.. As usual like other zoo..Nothing more than birds,and monkey.

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chennai
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43 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Zoo may be a big word, this is a very small zoo / animal park but it's laid out well so you can spend a nice afternoon by yourself or with your family and kids. very cheap entrance fee but it closes by 6pm so you are advised to reach there at least a couple of hours earlier. Located opposite... More 

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Munnar
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We visited this place many time but now only am reviewing about it. Nice place for passing the time without borring and you have many things to see there. Aquarium, Parrots, Cranes, wild animals, and a collection of rare plants. Govt. is taking care well about this place cleanliness but for toilet facility they need to improove. Worth visiting this... More 

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Udupi, India
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141 reviews 141 reviews
98 attraction reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Guindy National Park having two entry gates. One will take you to the snake park where you will see variety of snakes. Another entry gate is for children's park. where your kids can play plus there you can see deer, peacock, duck etc. But i have not seen elephant here as you can see on this review. Within 2-3 hour... More 

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State of Maranhao
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A nice place for both children and parents. What impressed me the most was the snakes and reptiles park. We combined our visit with a pic nic and it was a nice experience. Not something exceptional but it worth a visit.

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Bangalore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

On my transit from kolkata to bangalore via chennai, I decided to visit Guindy National Park with my familiy and a small kid. Although it is called a "National Park", it is a small place with very limited number of animals. It has different types of birds and few animals like deer, monkeys, snakes etc. So keep your expectations low... More 

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