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“Nt that great!!! ”

The Huddleston Gardens of Theosophical Society
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$1,300.00*
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7-Day Temples of South India Tour including Bangalore to Chennai by Air
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nt that great!!! ”
Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Good only if u like trees...chck timing before you go its two hrs in mrng and in the afternoon 2-4 p.m

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Chennai, India
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“a mysterious place”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

I live in Adyar, Chennai and would have crossed this place a hundred times. I have been inside the place only once. There is this big banyan tree inside the campus. I hear that it is old and biggest in Asia.
There are some funny looking trees, which have huge trunks and shredded heads. The place looks mysterious and spooky in a way

Visited November 2012
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Great place”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

you should visit must both chennaittes and non-chennaittaine..
best green places of the city..
a big secret.. of the city..
the flora and fauna is amazing..

Visited September 2013
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New Delhi, India
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“For us, the best place to visit in Chennai”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

These gardens are extremely peaceful, and that is a great thing in Chennai!

The plants, especially the banyan trees, are breathtaking and if you walk a little bit off the beaten tracks you will end up finding wonderful surprises. The whole garden is very well maintained and yet wild enough for you to find plants and small animals you would not expect to see in a city. The whole place has a very special atmosphere and it is quite exciting to visit the gardens and imagine what life was like a few centuries ago.

There is also a library with a hidden treasure in it: you must absolutely ask to visit the "display room" and there you'll find unique books from all over the word, sometimes from the 15th century, on display: old Tibetan prayer books, Hindu mythology vedas engraved on palm leaves, illustrations donated by the ancient rulers of Java, books brought by European visitors... This is the opportunity to discover books you've never seen in your life.

Visited August 2013
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“Nature walk!”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

If you are either a Chennaiate or a visitor to this city, you can't afford to miss a walk along the Huddleston gardens of Theosophical Society. It is a semi-forest and a semi-garden located at the heart of Adyar along the banks of the Adayar river. The rich flora of this forest is a treat to eyes. The singing birds will keep you reminding that you are in a forest. I loved watching a lot of sparrows, parakeets, cuckoo, woodpecker and many other unknown birds in the region. The Banyan tree is the chief attraction albeit many temples and a library are worth visiting. The Society is open for visitors between 8.30 and 10 in the morning and between 2 and 4 in the afternoon. Theosophical society is a bridge between the man and the nature and it is simply heavenly.

Visited July 2013
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