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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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Simply amazing, well preserved

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

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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London, England, United Kingdom
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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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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A place worthy to visit but nothing it can offer except complete peacefullness ,You can be a part of Nature and you can just relax and breathe the fresh air.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It is a nice place to roam about in Chennai, which is otherwise not a very pleasant city. I go there whenever I can. At one time I even considered beccoming a member of the society to get the priviledge to stay in their guesthouse, which is near there, and to be able to study at their excellent library. The... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

One of the best places in Chennai to spend a quiet evening. A stark contrast to the bustling city outside. The timings are 8:30 (?) -10 AM and 2-4 PM. Not open on Sundays and Public Holidays. Parking space is available inside. Almost a 1 km walk from the entrance to the magnificent Banyan Tree. There are various places of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is one of those preserved areas in Chennai which is still unspoilt and untouched by the urban traffic. Step in to this place.. there are visiting hours 8:30 to 10:30 AM on all days except sunday and public holidays and afternoon 2-4PM except sunday and public holidays.. Entry is free !! bring your family, kids .. you have to... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

If you need a walk in nature to refresh your being, this is the place. One leaves the city behind the gate and enters another zone. Its only open for limited hours and so best to check the current times before going.

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