Guindy National Park and Snake Park


Guindy National Park, Tamilnadu, Chennai, Gilbert Roderick, Black Buck, Chennai international airport
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Home » Tamilnadu Tourist Destinations » Guindy National Park and Snake Park

Guindy National Park and Snake Park

Guindy National Park is situated in Tamilnadu, Chennai. It is spread over an area of 27.6 sq. km, and it is the 8th smallest National Park of India and situated inside a city. Guindy National Park extends to the areas surrounding Raj Bhavan, the official residence of the Governor of Tamilnadu. It surrounds deep inside the Governor's property, enclosing beautiful forests, dense vegetation lands, lakes and creeks. It was owned by Gilbert Roderick's a British citizen which was his hunting ground, in 1958 later it was transferred to the Tamilnadu Forest Department.

Guindy National Park is a wonderful picnic spot for family and friends. Roaming a day out in the lap of wildlife is a wonderful experience. The Guindy National Park has also a snake park and a children's park which are adjacent to each other.

We can find a variety of animal life at the National Park. The rare Indian Antelope, which is only found in India popularly known as the "Black Buck," forms the main attraction at the Park. The Guindy National Park has got more types of mammals like Elephant, Spotted Deer, Antelope, Toddy Cat, Jungle Cat, Porcupine, Hyena, Jackal, Grey Pelican, Night Heron, Cormorant, Cockatiel, Mongoose, Bonnet Monkey and common Langur etc.

At Guindy Snake Park, one can also see King Cobras, Pythons, Kraits, Adders, Vipers, Monitor Lizards and Giant Turtles.

Guindy National Park contain a number of rare species of snakes in this park that you will find no where else. It is a perfect place to visit for the people of all age group. We get to see a variety of Snakes, and it helps you to beat the fear of these beautiful animals and break many mythology connected with them.

Instructional shows are arranged with an hourly interval in three languages of Tamil, Hindi and English. They are both educational and informative. During these demonstrations one has the opportunity to handle the snakes. The Guindy National Park remains open to the visitors from 8.30 in the morning to 5.30 in the evening and is closed on Tuesday

For bird lovers, the Park is a great place to watch many varieties of birds like the King Fisher, Golden Backed Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Yellow Wattled Lapwing, Crow Pheasant, Red Wattled Lapwing, Blue Faced Malkoha, Koels, Shrikes, Doves, Munias, Minivets, Barkets, Gray Partridge, Parakeets, Tailor Birds, Drongos, Robins, Quails, Flycatcher, Beak Paradise, Stone Curlew etc., are found here.

How to get there:

Nearest Airport: It is easily accessible from every part of the country, by air the Chennai international airport is 8 km from the Guindy National Park.

Nearest Railhead: By train the park is adjacent Guindy station only is 1 km away, and from the central railway station the park is about 12 km away.

Road: By Road State transport department and private buses are linked with major towns and cities. Rickshaws and taxis are also available from major parts of the city.

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