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“Good family picnic spot”

Guindy National Park
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Here’s a national park right in the heart of the city. The park covers 2.82 square kilometers and is home to an impressive number of mammals and insects that are a huge attraction for the children. It’s a pleasant surprise to see this vast array of biodiversity in the heart of the city.
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Good family picnic spot”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Guindy National Park and Snake Park are in Guindy is a good family picnic spot. It is the smallest of the national parks in India. It is a sanctuary to the endangered Black Bucks, Spotted Deer. Mongoose, Jackals, Monkeys, reptiles and birds also live there. The zoo was started with the idea of providing children a natural environment, to educate them about animals and create awareness on conservation.

Visited November 2013
1 Thank maaz_nawaz
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Tinsukia, India
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Guindy Children Park”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We visited this park on the late afternoon of 16th April, 2014. My children enjoyed the park very much. The highlight of the park was the deer who was very friendly with human beings. The park had sufficient benches and shades for the visitors. The birds too were very attractive and beautiful.I loved the monkeys.

Visited April 2014
4 Thank farouk_alam
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Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lung of the City”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Guindy National Park is not to be confused with an amusement park. This is an area of biodiversity within a metropolitan area. Once about 5 square kilometers and now reduced to half its size by the indiscriminate felling and construction by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. It is a natural conservatory for 400 blackbucks, 2,000 spotted deer, 24 jackals, snakes, geckos, monkeys, and about 100 species of birds. This place should be left alone by human beings.

Visited December 2013
3 Thank Guindian
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Chennai (Madras), India
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“guindy national park”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

The name Guindy National Park....is very misleading. Once upon a time this park was a zoo, but now it is uncared and unkempt, since the zoo has moved to a beter and bigger place. There are a few enclosures and a snake park. An aquarium, nothing to boast about. Visitors will definately be disappointed. Tuesday is a weekly holiday and so are government holidays. Not worth visiting unles you have nothing else to do.

Visited November 2013
4 Thank nirmala_mudbidri
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Shillong, India
Level 6 Contributor
195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“A very good zoo”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

This is a very good zoo. I thoroughly enjoyed the snake and reptiles park. However since it was heavily raining the day I had visited it, I had to cut my trip short. Would love to visit again.

Visited January 2013
Thank karikor1
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