Guindy National Park - Tamil Nadu
Guindy National Park
Guindy National Park : This National is located in chennai within the city limits which spreads to an area of 2.82 Sq.Kms. It was originally owned by Gilbert Rodericks, a British citizen When Gilbert died, in 1821 the Tamil Nadu government purchased it and the surrounding wooded property & then this place was declared as reserved forests in 1910. The then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru allotted a portion of the Guindy forest as a park for children. In 1958, it was handed over to the Forest department and in 1978 the entire forest area was declared as Guindy national park.
Guindy National park consists of various vegetation mainly tropical dry evergreen flora with over 350 species of plants including trees, shrubxs, climbers, herbs and grasses. over 14 types of mammals like elephant, antilope, spotted dear, jungle cat, toddy cat, Indian civet, etc. The park also accounts for over 37 varieties of birds, like black chested, black winged kite, honey buzzard, pariah kite, and so on. There are also many kinds of amphibians and snakes to add to the variety that is already available.
How to Reach Guindy National Park :
By Air : Chennai International Airport is located at a distance of about 7 kms.
By Rail : The nearest railway station is Chennai which is at a distance of about 15 kms.
By Road : Chennai is well connected through roads.