Semmozhi Poonga
Semmozhi Poonga
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Arogya Raj
Chennai (Madras), India65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
Escape from city Life to spend leisure time with family and friends.

Entrance costs you ₹20 bucks and this park is spread over a large area with nice spots for taking pictures.

Semmozhi Poonga is covered with big tress and many botanical plants.
Written January 5, 2020
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Abdul wahaab
Chennai (Madras), India175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Its a well known park governed and maintained by TN Govt located in the most busiest place of Chennai.. it is famous for Movie shoot , professional photoshoot .. entry charges is minimum but for camera and photoshoot the price will be extra ..good for couples to spend more time inside this park ..calm atmosphere and decent crowd
Written May 26, 2018
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rasa006
Chennai (Madras), India216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
We (our family) visisted this park, as early as January 2011, after it was thrown open to public. At that time, it was highly praised by one and all - for its scenic beauty and new varieties of plants and shrubs, specifically selected for this Poonga (park). Now after many years, we visited this park again on 09.02.2018 Saturday evening.

I personally remember during late 1980s and 1990s, we used to hang out in this place- at that it was Woodlands Hotel's Drive-in- restaurant - only one of its kind on those days. I think even now, no such drive-in restaurant available in Chennai. We can enjoy food just relaxing in our car/bike. Many celebrates can be seen during evening .

Many changes happened now and Govt is trying to revive it's original beauty. Lot of renovation and maintenance work going on now. Good parking facility for two wheelers and few cars. Good crowd when we visited there, being weekend. Small canteen with Aavin parlour, chat items and coffee-tea, next to children play area. Parking rates - 2 wheeler Rs.15.00 and for car Rs.40.00. Poonga is open from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm, but ticket counter closes by 7.00 pm. Nominal entrance fee is collected.

For those who prefer regular morning walk, park is open from 6.00 am to 8.00 am and one has to get monthly entry pass on payment of fees.

Main attraction is, it is in the heart of city, easily approachable from any part of the city.
Written February 11, 2018
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RamGanesan
Chennai (Madras), India1,428 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016
This place used to house the Legendary Drive in Woodlands hotel. After the lease contract was over the Government of Tamil Nadu took over the land and build this park. Just next to the US Consulate, the ever busy Cathedral and Anna Flyover it provides a break from the noise and pollution. One can definitely spend 2 to 3 hours at peace in this place which is full of trees and shade. Though designed to be a wonderful garden, it lacks maintenance and upkeep thanks to successive changing governments. A nominal entry fee of INR 15 is charged at the entrance. Enough parking space is a welcome thing, which is charged separately. For those who want to visit the place, I suggest going there on weekdays and no-holidays to enjoy the peaceful set up. Of course if someone is near the cathedral road and does not want to spend time in the scotching heat, this is the place to go.
Written January 16, 2016
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Najiya Rinaf
Chennai (Madras), India12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Within the confines of a busy city like Chennai, this picturesque place is a consolation to breathe in the freshness & liveliness of green nature. Definitely worth visiting especially for an evening walk, meditation & relaxation.
Written November 11, 2019
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DAVID J
Bengaluru, India94 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
You can use this garden to spend time leisurely for evening strolls, relaxing under a tree etc. The garden has several varieties of trees/plants. There' a small pond/tank, a fountain and a rock-garden (with water falling down some rocks).

There's a small kids park. Somewhere in the center of the garden, there's a small open-air stadium/amphitheater, where you could notice people singing, dancing etc.

There's nothing touristy about this garden. It's a just a place where locals can hangout with family, take some selfies or just jog around etc.
Written October 16, 2018
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Daya
Chennai (Madras), India53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
This place is amazing. With beautiful gardens, play area for children. This place is so eco- friendly and nice place for couples. This place is a heaven inside a busy city. I went with my brother. Its an unforgettable day. I suggest u to visit this gardens.
Written April 21, 2018
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Ghiri T
Chennai (Madras), India212 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Semmozhi poonga is the first botanical garden in Chennai which was opened the Chief Minister of that period Dr.M.Karunanidhi(also called as Kalaignar) on 24th of November 2010.It is at Cathedral Road.It has all types of plant species and some plants are imported from other countries.It has a parking lot that can fit 100 cars and 500 bikes approx.It allows people for walking in the morning from 6-8 on a monthly pass basis which costs 150rs.Visitors are allowed from 10am to 8pm. It was a great place had a nice time at the place and got some knowledge of some species of plants.Overall it was awesome being here.
Written July 20, 2017
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Aaqarsh Aiyyar
Chennai (Madras), India2,454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
Semmozhi poonga is a serene garden with in the Chennai city limits. Named after Tamil was declared as a ' classical language' or semmozhi, this park is home to a variety of shrubs and trees. Poonga translates in to 'Park'. It is a must-visit place if you're willing to spend time with nature.
Written July 31, 2018
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Indrajit B
Chennai (Madras), India61 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
Well maintained place. People with interest in botany will enjoy. Not suitable to go with young kids. Has parking facility with fee.
Written April 2, 2018
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