Guindy National Park spans over 2.70 km2 of protected area in Tamil Nadu, Chennai. Guindy National Park is the 8th smallest in the country and is located within city limits.
It has been recorded that there are more than 14 mammal species such as spotted deer, black buck, Indian civet, common palm civet, hyena, pangolin, bonnet macaque, hedgehog, three striped palm squirrel and the common mongoose to name a few. The park is also home to around 9 species of amphibians such as turtles, snakes and Indian monitors and over 150 types of birds from pariah kite to egrets and herons.
Guindy Snake Park
The snake park is located adjacent to the Guindy National Park where guests can see various reptiles including common snake types such as king cobras, vipers and pythons.
A Children’s Park was built on the north east of the park with a collection of birds and other animals, being recognized as a mini zoo. Inside the park, you’ll be able to see porcupines, mongoose, spotted deer, sambar, crocodile, rhesus monkey and many other animals!
The park is open from Wednesday to Monday from 9 am to 6 pm. If you’re staying at any of the 5-star hotels in Chennai that are located in close proximity to the park, properties such as Turyaa Chennai are one of the popular options amongst travellers.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+