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Address: Adyar, Chennai (Madras) +91-44-24912815, India
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: A tranquil walk in the Huddleston Gardens of the Theosophical Society of...
A tranquil walk in the Huddleston Gardens of the Theosophical Society of India might be needed after grappling with the city din of Chennai. The Theosophical Society is spread over 260 acres but you can certainly cover the garden, which is home to migratory birds, fruit bats, snakes, jackals, wild cats, mongooses, hares and a variety of spiders. A 450-year-old banyan tree resides in the garden with aerial roots covering 60,000 square meters.
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The only important part of this park is the huge Banyan tree in the park which is really huge, however, it comes with overly protective rules, like no photos, no noise. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The only important part of this park is the huge Banyan tree in the park which is really huge, however, it comes with overly protective rules, like no photos, no noise. I understand the logic behind no noise, but no photos is a little too much. It is afterall a tree. The place here is guarded with security guards preventing... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

The tree is massive and branches wide spread throughout. Well maintained and good an hour place to spend. Almost a forest feel midst of freaking city. Calm paths and location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

One of the oldest banyan trees in Chennai is here. This place is green and well preserved. This nearly 150 year old place spreads over 250 acres and leads to the beach the access to which is regulated. Its a great place to check out if you are a nature lover.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Timings: 08 am - 10 am and 2 pm to 4 pm (Sunday closed) Beautiful and peaceful place for a walk alone or with some special people. You may also visit the library that houses some pretty unique and old collection of books.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

When you are tired of the city noise and restlessness go visit those peaceful gardens. The timings are a bit strange and it is not open on Sundays, but it is worth visiting. Enjoy the walk through the various religious shrines (they were closed when I went but the idea to bring together all beliefs in one site is interesting)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is probably one of the best kept secrets in Chennai...I have been traveling there for almost 30 years and only discovered this hidden gem this time...strolling through a nice pristine tropical vegetation interspersed with quaint old buildings and natural habitat of crabs and turtles...wonderful experience...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a great historical place and surrounded by lush green trees. Both members and non-members can visit. There is also a library for reading. Very quiet and pleasant atmosphere brings serenity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

lovely place to visit quiet and peaceful, look for the banyan tree you want be disappointed. love this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Born and broguth up in Chennai, yet I knew about this place only recently. Very tranquil gardens located in Adyar. You can see many rare vegatation here. Best to go in early morning and evening. There is a small souvenir shop too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Once you go inside , you would wonder how you could have missed this place in the heart of the city . Just like the iit madras campus , this place is the dream of nature lovers.About 250 acres. Nothing but peace and serenity .One banyan tree here is almost 500 years old. Must visit for those who are in... More 

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Address: Adyar, Chennai (Madras) +91-44-24912815, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai (Madras)

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