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“A place so remote from the city hassle you can't believe Chennai is around it”

The Huddleston Gardens of Theosophical Society
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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
Certificate of Excellence
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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 26 June 2014

This garden is big and we didn't see it all - it gets warm quickly for Europeans in Chennai in June, even in the early morning. We were there as soon as the garden opens, 8:30, and walked to the big Banyan tree, and around it. There are so many plants to be admired, birds to be seen, butterflies to be watched that you will sit on every bench there is anyway to admire everything within your view. It exudes a contemplative quiet. The fire trees give it a touch of colour among all the greenery, a building here and there with a commemorative plaque that takes you back to the times when philosophers spoke here - and one can really feel Tagore walking the grounds somehow. If you love plants and trees and peaceful moments this is the place to spend time in Chennai

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

I have visited this place twice, the historical big banyan tree was good to see, many foreigners visits the place often, but the accommodation provided was very poor. It's a good place for a long back. Not much impressive.

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Not much to see in this garden/park. Big. Good to breath some fresher air. Very interesting book shop at the entrance.

2  Thank alanarighi
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Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

Good only if u like trees...chck timing before you go its two hrs in mrng and in the afternoon 2-4 p.m

4  Thank prathap2014
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

I live in Adyar, Chennai and would have crossed this place a hundred times. I have been inside the place only once. There is this big banyan tree inside the campus. I hear that it is old and biggest in Asia.
There are some funny looking trees, which have huge trunks and shredded heads. The place looks mysterious and spooky in a way

6  Thank sophizz
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