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“Walk along the trees !!!”

The Huddleston Gardens of Theosophical Society
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US$38.00*
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Visit - Best 3 Park's in Chennai
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US$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.
Reviewed 19 April 2013

By the way, it is no garden as the name suggests, it is just big trees,tall trees and large trees..Thats it..
Though, the location might not be pleasing to the eye(like having a variety of flowers), it is a good location for a long and shaddy walk along the trees.
Visit to Adyar banyan tree was not so thrilling(the 1 acre tree), as the main trunk has died down, and only the side roots remain.

BEWARE and go prepared:
1) Toilets are horrible there...It is better to go elsewhere, if possible.
2) take some water or even snack to munch along the walk.

On the whole, an average place for a good walk under the trees..

2  Thank DilipViswanath
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

This garden is great and is a great place for one to visit. One can be forgiven if he or she believes this is not a part of Chennai. The place is an Oasis of peace. I also like the idea of getting the best parts of all religions on one platform. I am glad Chennai is in the forefront in this thanks to Theosophical society. This place has one of the largest trees in the world. Do not to be missed.

2  Thank oppraveen
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Reviewed 17 December 2012

There is very old Banyan tree in this campus, it is now fenced. People can visit it from outside. There are several other old trees which are standing after getting support from iron poles. There are temples from different religions. There is a big library as well. Also, the Adyar river can be seen from there.

1  Thank jnrobin
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Reviewed 2 December 2012 via mobile

Just imagine. ... escaping the bustle and car horns, and finding yourself walking in the delicious shade of big, old trees, hearing only bird song and crickets and occasionally walking through a patch of intense fragrance from an unseen flower.
The one acre banyan tree is a must see.
A heavenly escape. They are closed between 10 and 2, so plan your visit. Free entry and parking.

7  Thank annette s
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Reviewed 4 May 2012

Hi Everybody,
i Often visit Gardens of Theosophical society, last time I visited on 2nd May 2012. This Garden is spread across 250 acres at Adyar chennai. Once you enter into this campus the ambiance is so peace and pleasant that the outside peace and calmness occupies your mind

Inside the campus a book shop, library , balavatsky bungalow cottages for visitors are there. The big banyan tree spread across 1 acre is located inside this campus.A sikh temple, a church a hindu temple are all located inside this campus,I have watched parrot , humming bird sucking honey on the flowers and many birds. It is very astonishing to enjoy bird watching at congested and busy chennai city.

There is a lotus pond people used to capture photo near it. The visitor time is 8.30-10 am and 2-4 pm sundays closed You can become a walking club member there and enjoy walking at morning and evening

with regards,


Alen_10

8  Thank Ramdoss_AS
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